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Torino 2006. St. Valentines Day makes Russia one more gold medal richer!
15.02.2006 14:20
Torino 2006. St. Valentines Day makes Russia one more gold medal richer!

The fifth day of the Winter Olympics was a hard one for Russian team, but very productive: we got another gold medal in speed skating and a bronze medal in mens team sprint.
      Svetlana Zhurovas gold medal in womens 500m speed skating came almost unexpectedly, it was like a dream come true, because only a few believed in her before the XX Olympic Winter Games, she has even been out of Russian combined team for some time. That makes her victory even more precious to all Russian fans. I can tell you a little secret. Before the start they said to me: Dont think about yourself, think about Russia. Until my last step on the track I thought about it. I won gold medal at the World Championship in Holland for myself, and this one, Olympic medal, I won for my country, Svetlana told Gazeta.ru. The last time Russian skaters won Olympic gold in womens speed skating competitions was in 1994.
      Russian skiers Vasily Rochev and Ivan Alypov came third in the first ever Olympic mens team sprint, yielding only to Swedes and Norwegians. This was a great challenge and although Russian skiers lost this battle to Scandinavians, they are not ready to lose the war. As Vasily Rochev told Gazeta.ru, We will contend with them in individual sprint. I especially want to contend with Thobias Fredriksson.
      One of the central events of the fifth day of the XX Olympic Winter Games was figure skating short program. The unquestionable favorite in this category is Russian skater Evgeny Plushchenko, who scored 90,66 in short program, his closest rival, John Weir, scoring only 80,00. The Olympic champion in male figure skating will be announced on Thursday, February 16, after skaters perform their free programs.
      
      Other winners of the day:
      Alpine Skiing, Men's Combined: Ted Ligety (USA)
      Biathlon, Mens 10km Sprint: Sven Fischer (Germany)
      Cross-country Skiing, Men's Team Sprint: Sweden: Thobias Fredriksson and Bjoern Lind
      Cross-country Skiing, Ladies' Team Sprint: Sweden: Anna Dahlberg and Lina Andersson
      Luge, Women's Singles Competition: Sylke Otto (Germany)
      
      Photo: Reuters


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