Gold medals found their owners in girls’ side after the competitions at Skating Arena. Vera Rasskazova won the race after a struggling competition between two Russian athletes. The silver medal went to Sofya Boytsova and Meliisa Tunno of Italy took the third place in the race.

The accidents left its mark in the boys’ competition. Two accidents occurred in the final which 7 athletes competed but Peter Murphy of Luxemburg won the race in the first place. Konstantin Ivliev from Russia took the second place and the name who filled the podium was Luca Spechenhauser of Italy. Four athletes stayed on the ground in the accidents.

Sema Çirti who competed for Turkey in girls’ category had her name written in semi-finals. Sema who could not get the ticket for the finals completed the race in the 14th place at Girls' 1500m competition. Kübra Uzun who raced in the girls’ category took the 5th place in the Heats and 21st place in the competition.

Although Hazar Karagöl reached the semi-finals, Sema took the last place because she got yellow card and lost the chance to qualify for girls' 1500m final. Another Turkish athlete Fatih Özden took the fourth place in the heats and did not see the semi-final.

Both Boys’ and Girls’ 500m competitions will be held tomorrow (16th February) in short track speed skating.



Both Girls' and Boys’ 1500m champions revealed at the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival. Vera Rasskazova in girls’ and Peter Murphy in boys’ won their races.