MOSCOW, November 25. /TASS/. Russian skeleton racer Nikita Tregubov won a silver medal at skeleton World Cup race in Canada’s Whistler.
The 22-year old Russian athlete showed the time of 1:45.09 in a total of two attempts. Yun Sungbin from the Republic of Korea won gold with 1:44.34. Tomass Dukurs from Latvia was third with 1:45.33.
Russia’s Vladislav Marchenkov failed to qualify for the second attempt and was 24th.
Tregubov won bronze earlier at the 2017 World Championship.
Nikita Tregubov dedicates his silver medal to Elena Nikitina and Alexander Tretiakov, suspended earlier by the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF), the athlete told TASS.
"I am very happy with my today’s success; this is my best result on this track," Tregubov said. "The Russian sport continues to show its strength even during these very hard times for it. We are white-handed, we always supported and continue supporting the fair sport," he said.
"I dedicate this award to my country and to my unfairly punished comrades - Elena Nikitina and Alexander Tretiakov," the athlete added.
The IBSF has provisionally suspended Tretiakov and Nikitina in line with Wednesday’s decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) commission chaired by Denis Oswald.