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OMG… the last place in ranking

February 18, 2010

Olga Reshetkova, one of two skiers representing Kyrgyzstan in Winter Olympics 2010 in Vancouver, came last in qualification race of ladies’ individual sprint classic, held on February 17.  Out of 54 skiers form 26 countries, Olga Reshetkova came 54th with the result of 4 minutes and 32,96 seconds, losing almost 55 seconds to Marit Bjoergen of Norway, who later won the gold medal in this race. (click here to see full ranking)

Many started saying that the main achievement is not a victory, but participation (Russian proverb). I personally do not think so, and believe it is a mere losers’ excuse. Well, I hope the other representative of Kyrgyzstan Dmitry Trelevski will do better.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 18, 2010 5:55 pm

    Hey Tolkun, well, you need to consider that she just decided to switch from the 10km race to the sprint race because of “acclimatization problems”. http://eng.24.kg/sports/2010/02/17/10421.html

    But well, there’s a second Kyrgyz sportsman at the Olympics: http://www.vancouver2010.com/olympic-athletes/index_cf-PU.html?cat6=&cat1=43206&q=–+Keywords+–

    Cheers, Nils

    • February 18, 2010 6:06 pm

      I understand that. Some even say that she injuried her back. Anyway, seeing your country coming last is not always a good thing😦 All the hope on Dmitry Trelevski now.

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