17 February, 22:42

Sochi Olympics: Russian ice dancers Ilyinykh and Katsalapov win bronze

Sochi Olympics: Russian ice dancers Ilyinykh and Katsalapov win bronze

Russia's ice dancing pair Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov have won bronze in ice dance competition at the Sochi Olympics. This medal became the 18th for Russia at these Olympic Games. The Russian national team now has 5 gold, 7 silver and 6 bronze medals.

Russia’s Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov won bronze in ice dance competitions at the Olympic Games in Sochi.

Elena Ilinykh was born April 25, 1994, in Kazakhstan, and now lives in Moscow Region’s Zheleznodorozhny. Nikita Katsalapov was born July 10, 1991 in Moscow. They are vice-champions of Europe of 2013, and bronze winners of 2012 European championship. The pair won prizes five times at grand prix series. Their best result at world championships is the fifth place in 2012. They are also Olympic champions of 2014 in team figure skating events.

After the short and free skating programs, the Russian pair scored 183.48 points.

Meryl Davis and Charlie White representing the USA won gold (195.52).

Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won silver (190.99).

Another Russian ice dancing pair, Yekaterina Bobrova and Dmitry Soloviov came fifth (172.92). Viktoria Sinitsina and Ruslan Zhiganshin ranked 16th (140.66).

TASS

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