Belarus is on the honor roll

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Belarus is on the honor roll of the 4th World University Speed Skating Championship. Tribunes blew up, when Ignat Golovatsiuk’s result popped up on the board – 35.58. The silver medal! This is the first Belarusian medal.

The Japanese athlete Tatsuya Shinhama became lieder of men’s race 500m, athlete from Kazakhstan Artyom Krikonov was ranked the third.

«Honestly, I am not satisfied with my start, actually my running techniques. I wished to win the gold medal, – commented the silver winner of the championship Ignat Golovatsiuk. The Japanese athlete was the main opponent. However, it’s true fair play.

I should admit the high level of the championship organization: tribunes are completely filled, a lot of athletes from different countries came to the championship. I am glad to bring a silver medal to Belarus. Unfortunately, for the Belarusian team this race wasn’t a smooth one, my teammate Artsiom Chaban fell down. Well, this is sport».

«I was so concentrated on the race that I don’t remember anything, — admitted Shinhama Tatsuya. — As if I was in trance. Only when I “woke up” I realized that I’m the winner. Honestly, I didn’t expect that the speed skating could be so popular in Belarus».