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Russian skeleton racer Elena Nikitina wins bronze

February 14, 2014, 21:41 UTC+3
UK skeleton racer Elizabeth Yarnold has won gold, and American Noelle Pikus-Pace won silver
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Elena Nikitina of Russia

Elena Nikitina of Russia

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Details on skeleton, a sport included in the Winter Olympic programme. ITAR-TASS Infographics
SOCHI, February 14. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian skeleton racer Elena Nikitina has won a bronze medal at the Sochi Olympics.

The golden medal went to UK’s Elizabeth Yarnold and the silver one – to American Noelle Pikus-Pace.

Other Russian athletes – Olga Potylitsyna and Maria Orlova came fifth and sixth correspondingly.



Elena Nikitina was born October 2, 1992, in Moscow. She is champion of Europe of 2013. She passed to skeleton in 2008 from football, and after a year entered the Russian national team. In 2010, she debuted on international competitions (European Cup series and Intercontinental Cup series). She was 13th in overall ranking of the World Cup 2013/2014.

December 2012, Elena Nikitina took part in World Cup and ranked 10th in her debut start becoming the best among Russians at the German series in Winterberg. January 2013, she won at World Cup in Austria’s Igls. She took part in the World Championship 2013 in Sankt Moritz. Victory at the European Championship in Austria’s Igls became the first at continental tournaments in Russian women’s skeleton.

Elizabeth Yarnold was born October 31, 1988 in Maidstone. She is bronze winner of the World Championship 2012 in Lake Placid, winner of the World Cup of the 2013/2014 season. Elizabeth Yarnold has won in four series in the current season. She is also winner of the youth world championship of 2012.

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