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Nine Sverdlovsk sportsmen will take part in the Olympic Games in Vancouver

25 января 2010 22:08

9 Ekaterinburg sportsmen - representatives of five kinds of sport entered for participation in XXI winter Olympic Games. As well as in Turin in 2006, the Sverdlovsk dwellers will take part in cross-country skiing, skating, female hockey and biathlon, the Ministry of sports and tourism of Sverdlovsk oblast informs. We will add that two Sverdlovsk dwellers will play in man's national hockey team.

Skiers Eugenia Shapovalova and Nikolay Pankratov are the first who were put on the list. Shapovalova will take part in sprint, Pankratov - in race on 15 kilometres, 30 kilometres and in relay race.

Skaters Galina Likhacheva and Julia Skokova also entered national team. They will participate in race on 3000 metres. Likhacheva will also take part in team race.

Ekaterina Lebedeva (HC «Dynamo») and Ekaterina Ananina (HC «Spartak-Merkury») are players of national female ice hockey team.

Pavel Datsyuk ( HC «Detroit Red Wings») and Alexander Radulov (HC «Salavat Yulaev») are players of man's hockey national team.

Biathlonist Anton Shipulin will also take part in Olympic Games. In January as a part of Russian national team at the 5th stage of World Cup in Ruhpolding he became a winner of relay race of four on 7,5 kilometres, At the 6th stage in Anholt he took the 4th place in sprint and the 7th place (the best among Russians) - in pursuit. Anton's participation is planned in all disciplines.

Our skiers and skaters are already training in Vancouver. Both players of female hockey team are at practice session in Moscow area.

Now issue of participation of vice-champion of Europe 2010 Ekaterina Belova in relay race on short-track (3000 metres) is decided.

Six Sverdlovsk sportsmen will take part in Paralympic Games-2010 which will be held in Vancouver on March, 12-21th.

Five of them are representatives of cross-country skiing and biathlon (Anna Burmistrova, Alena Gorbunova, Mihalina Lysova and Alexey Ivanov (Lysova is a leader), Alfis Makamedinov) and downhill skiers - Alexander Fedoruk and Vadim Makarov (Fedoruk is a leader). Participants of Paralympic Games will be sent-off in the middle of February.

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