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Chinese puzzle: Czech Republic will determine the composition of the skaters for the Olympics


S.-PETERSBURG, Dec 23, Andrey Simonenko. Russian Figure Skating Championship skating starts on Thursday at the Yubileiny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg. The tournament will be the main selection stage for the Olympic Games in Beijing. The Russian Championship – we write, the European Championship – in the mind The Russian Championship has always been considered the main start in the struggle for Olympic tickets. So, four years ago, almost all the strongest went to the Games in Pyeongchang according to the results of the national championship, which was held, as now, in St. Petersburg. There were two exceptions. The Olympic team included two-time world champion Evgenia Medvedeva, who missed the Russian championship due to an injury, plus instead of the silver medalist of the national championship, Alexander Samarin, Dmitry Aliyev, who had bypassed him at the European Championship and took the second and best place among Russians, went to Pyeongchang. substitution in pair skating and dancing, but for unsportsmanlike reasons – Ksenia Stolbov/Fedor Klimov and Alexander Stepanov/Ivan Bukin were not allowed to start by the IOC.

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