Finland does not view Nord Stream-2 construction issue as politicalBusiness & Economy January 23, 17:02
UN envoy urges Syrian armed opposition to abide by ceasefireWorld January 23, 16:00
Russia’s anti-ballistic missile defense system to be upgraded by late 2017Military & Defense January 23, 15:41
Russian top lawmaker says no plans to set up new military bases abroadRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 23, 15:29
Russian strategic bombers hammer Islamic State facilities in Syria’s Deir ez-ZorMilitary & Defense January 23, 15:02
Putin backs granting profitable routes to national airlines using Russian aircraftBusiness & Economy January 23, 14:59
Rosneft will boost oil supplies to China to 31 mln tonnes in 2017Business & Economy January 23, 14:29
Damascus insists operation against radicals in Wadi Barada not ceasefire violationWorld January 23, 14:20
America's first ladies: from Jackie Kennedy to Melania TrumpWorld January 23, 14:08
MOSCOW, February 11. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian speed skater Olga Fatkulina wins silver in 500 m race.
South Korean speed skater Lee Sang Hwa won the gold medal. Margot Boer of The Netherlands came third.
Olga Fatkulina was born January 23, 1990 in Chelyabinsk. She is winner of the 2013 World Championships in 1000 m distance and bronze winner of the same championship in 500 meters. In this season, she climbed the podium four times at World Cup series in 500 meters, and came first in Berlin. At her debut 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, she was 20th in 500 m and in 1000 m.
Fatkulina started to engage in speed skating since she was in third class at school at the Spartak stadium in Lidia Skoblikova school (Chelyabinsk), where she continues training until now. She became junior world champion in 2009 in Poland’s Zakopan in separate distances (500 m). At the same tournament, she became two-fold bronze winner in 1000 m and 1500 m.
She is four-fold Russia’s champion in sprint all-round. Fatkulina began performing at World Cups in 2009/2010 season. She climbed the podium in adult competitions at World Cup series in Harbin in 2012/2013 season, becoming third in 1000 m. In this season, Olga won in Berlin World Cup series in December 2013.