Skeletonist Vladislav Geraskevich, representing in the Ukrainian Olympic team Dnepropetrovsk region, successfully made his debut at the Games in Korea. After the first two races, he goes with good result in 15th place.
19-year-old Geraskevich is the youngest skeletonist in PyeongChang. He not only made history as the first Ukrainian skeletonist at the Olympics, but in the first day of the competition he made a loud statement about himself.
Two races took place today. In the first our athlete showed the 14th time, and on the basis of two attempts became the 15th.
"In the first race, the starting time was 4.98 - this is my personal record," the press service of the NOC of Ukraine quotes Geraskevich.
- Unfortunately, in Ukraine there is no starting trestle, and therefore we have some problems with the start, we are behind. There were some bugs in the race, but we are trying to correct them.
Hopefully tomorrow will be better. At the first race, a bit of a "wind up" - there after the 9th turn, a difficult area, where many are mistaken. It is very difficult to get there in the right line. The second race is the start of 4.99, which is quite close. I tried to go for the result, I tried to keep my position.
Tomorrow at 2:30 Kiev time the third race will take place, after which 20 athletes will be determined, who in the final attempt (4:15 Kiev) will lead the fight for medals.
The favorite in the race for "gold" is Korean Yong Sungbin. In both start races, he improved his own track record and outpaced the closest pursuer to the huge for this sport 0.71 seconds.
Alexander Petrovsky International Charitable Foundation "Solidarity" congratulates our athlete on his successful debut and wishes him not to stop.