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Natalya Afremova from Penza wins bronze at BMX world championship

12:13 | 26.07.2015 | Society

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Penza, 26 July 2015. PenzaNews. Natalya Afremova from Penza and Svetlana Admakina from Saransk became the first Russian bicycle athletes to win two medals at the BMX world championship held in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium.

Natalya Afremova ended up third in the time trial held on Friday, July 24, after Axelle Etienne from France and Ruby Huisman from the Netherlands.

During the last day of the competition, July 25, Svetlana Admakina took the second place in BMX, yielding only to Axelle Etienne from France.

As the press service of the Russian Bicycle Sports Federation informed PenzaNews agency, Tatyana Kapitanova was the first cyclist from Russia to win a medal in BMX by snatching bronze at the 2014 world championship; however, two medals at once, one of them a silver, is a unique achievement for the country.

This result is a breakthrough that demonstrates the transition of the Russian cycling sports to a new level, says the president of the Russian Bicycle Sports Federation, head of the UCI managing committee Igor Makarov.

“I congratulate the ladies and those who prepared our team for the competition, and would like to wish the athletes achieve new great victories,” he noted.

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