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In the Military-Patriotic Park of Culture and Leisure of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation “Patriot” in Kubinka near Moscow, on April 3, for the first time in Russia, the World Championship in Downhill Skating (Ice Cross) was held.
Russian Dmitry Murlychkin became the world champion, the second place was taken by the representative of Switzerland Jim de Pauli. Russian Vladislav Ivanov closed the top three.
In the competition among women, the victory was won by the representative of Austria Veronica Windisch, the second place was taken by the Russian woman Alina Yakovleva. Also in the top three entered the Frenchwoman Amandine Denis Josette Candroe.
The awards were presented to the champions by the director of the Patriot park of the Russian Armed Forces Igor Gabko.
For the first time in history, the world championship in this winter sport was held in April. This is the latest world championship by date.
About 70 athletes took part in the competition. Skaters from 14 countries of the world – Austria, Belarus, Hungary, Germany, Kazakhstan, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Estonia, South Africa – took part in the competition.
During the competition, athletes overcame various obstacles such as ice turns, jumps, waves and bumps at speeds up to 80 km / h.
The first ice skating competition (Ice Cross) was held on January 20, 2000 in Stockholm. In 2010, the official world championship was played for the first time. Over the 10 years since the 1st World Championship, many federations and associations have been formed in different countries, including the Russian one. During this period, several thousand athletes from 51 countries of the world took part in races and competitions. Downhill skating is one of the most beautiful and dynamic winter sports.
Athletes compete for victory on ice tracks with an average length of 350 meters. Starting at the highest point of the track and finishing at the lowest, athletes overcome various obstacles.
There are four riders at the start of each race. First and second place finishers in the race advance to the next round. And so on until the final, in which four athletes compete in three different categories: male, female and junior.
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