Luger Aravin established the first record of the Olympic track in Pyeongchang
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MOSCOW, February 17. /TASS/. Russian Maxim Aravin, who won the Nations Cup Luge in South Korea’s Pyeongchang, established the first record of the Olympic track, which will host the winter Games in 2018. TASS said the chief coach of the Russian Luge albert Demchenko.
The Nations Cup Luge preceding the world Cup, became the first official competition on the new Olympic track. Until Friday there was held a training descents. Aravin took first place with a score of 48,843 seconds and setting a track record. This success allowed the Russians to qualify for the world Cup, which will take place two days later.
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Two track record (starting acceleration and the total time of passage) was established by the Russian crew of the sleigh-twos team of Alexander Denisyev and Vladislav Antonov. The Russians excelled at the Nations Cup, showing the result 47,120 seconds and speeding over 4,218 seconds. First place will allow Denisiev and Antonov to perform at the world Cup, which will be held on Saturday.
In the women’s competition Russia’s Ekaterina Kadnikova was third, behind Germany representatives: Yulia Taubitz (first place) and Dianne, Eichberger (2). Kotnikova together with Victoria Demchenko (10) and Ekaterina Baturina (11) managed to qualify for participation in the world Cup, which will take place at this track on Saturday