The Japanese root for the Belarusians
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The final day of the championship starts with the victory of the Japanese speed skater: Rio Yamada won gold at 1500 m distance among women with the result of 2:02.05. Elena Eranina, the athlete from Russia, took the second place with the result of 2:04.00. The representative of the Netherlands Paulien Verhaar who took home the bronze medal showed the result of 2:05.52.
The podium meets athletes as good friends: this is the fourth medal of the championship for Paulien Verhaar and Elena Eranina. Rio Yamada showed herself perfectly in the sprint: the first place at 1000 m, the second place at 500 m.
“My favorite distance is 1000 m. Today I am again dissatisfied with the result: it’s not my time, – Rio Yamada, the athlete from Japan shared. – Now 1500 m Men race starts. I support Aliaksei Kirpichnik from your country, I think he has a chance”.
The Belarusian Mariyia Krotava demonstrated the excellent performance that was two hundredths of a second worse than her best time. The speed skater finished the tenth with the result of 2:09.57.