Fatkulina: ‘For me, Spartakiad in Chelyabinsk is an extra motivation to come back’

Olympic silver medal in speed skating Olga Fatkulina told that the Spartakiad would be an added incentive for her to return to performing.

In March, 33-year-old Fatkulina gave birth to a daughter, Olivia.

— I am very happy that such an event is taking place in my hometown. Even the opening will be on Traktor. For me, of course, this is an additional motivation to come back.

– Do you think they will gather the stands, as was the case at the European Championships?

— Skating is known and appreciated in Chelyabinsk. Older people will definitely come,” Fatkulina told .

The skater intends to return to training camp with the team in August.

– I had planned to return to training camp earlier, but I got sick. I thought it was fate. But already in August I plan to go to a training camp in Alma-Ata, ”she noted.

Earlier, the press service of the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation reported that from February 9 to February 18, 2024, the II All-Russian Spartakiad between subjects of Russia in winter sports among the strongest athletes will be held in five regions of the country. A total of 108 award series in Olympic sports will be played.

The opening and closing ceremonies of the Games will take place in Chelyabinsk.

In the Chelyabinsk region, it is planned to hold competitions in snowboarding, freestyle (big air, slopestyle, halfpipe, ski cross), alpine skiing, speed skating, short track, figure skating, biathlon and hockey.

Source : MatchTV

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