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The All-Russian speed skating competition “For the prizes of the Kolomna speed skating center” has started. On the first day of the competition, army athletes won six awards of various denominations – one gold, three silver and two bronze.

Artem Arefiev showed the best result at a distance of 500 m. Arefiev showed a time of 34.96 seconds and brought the Army Club the only “gold” that day. Victor Lobas became the silver medalist with a result of 35.74 seconds, Artem Zolotarev, who ran the distance in 35.77 seconds, took the bronze.

Among women at a similar distance, the second result – 38.13 seconds – was shown by Daria Kachanova. The best time – 37.36 seconds, setting a rink record, – showed Angelina Golikova. Irina Kuznetsova finished third with 38.69 seconds.

At distances of 1,500 m, army athletes and athletes managed to take second and third places.

So, Sergei Trofimov and Elizaveta Golubeva (Kazelina) showed the second time in their races – 1 minute 48.02 seconds and 1 minute 57.53 seconds, respectively. Senior Lieutenant Ruslan Zakharov (1 minute 48.14 seconds) and Natalya Voronina (1 minute 58.81 seconds) finished third. Victor Lobas (1 minute 47.96 seconds) and Evgeniya Lalenkova (1 minute 57.00 seconds) took the lead.

The tournament is qualifying for participation in the European Speed ​​Skating Championships in all-around, which will be held from 16 to 17 January in Heerenveen (Netherlands).

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