The Kazakhstan double
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The last day of the Championship the Kazakhstan athletes made the fans feel happy showing another fine result and therefore two medals: a gold and a bronze one.
The leader of the race was Ivan Arzhanikov (1:49.23), the second place was taken by the representative of the Russian Federation Viktor Lobas with the result of 1:50.02. The Kazakhstan speed skater Demyan Gavrilov came the third with the result of 1:50.77.
“I’m really proud of my start. Today I’ve set my personal record, – the Kazakhstan speed skater Ivan Arzhanikov shared his feelings, – The race was quite tough as the speed skaters were very strong, for example, the Italians. Actually, they were my main opponents. I’m very satisfied with my teammate Demyan Gavrilov. He has set his personal record here, on the Minsk-Arena ice, too. You have a unique and fantastic atmosphere, all the tribunes are full of audience, the fans are very active, and finally your mascot is really cool”.
Yauheni Bolhau (1:53.31) and Aliaksei Kirpichnik became the best athletes among the Belarusians. Yauheni took the 13th place, followed by Aliaksei, the bronze medalist of 1000 m Men race. Today his result was 1:53.39.