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    Russian Speed Skater Pavel Kulizhnikov Beats World Record in 500-Meter Event

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian speed skater Pavel Kulizhnikov set the world record in the 500 meters at the final stage of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating 2018–2019 in Salt Lake City on Saturday.

    Kulizhnikov won the first race, finishing with a time of 33.616 seconds.

    Earlier in the same race, the world record was updated by fellow Japanese sprinter Tatsuya Shinhama (33.835), who finished second in the end. Another Japanese skater Yuma Murakami finished third (34.113).

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    Angelina Golikova came in third in the same distance among women.

    Last year, 14-year-old Russian skater Alexandra Trusova set a new world record at the ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) in Lithuania by earning 74.74 points in figure skating short programme.

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