Kulikov Evgeny Nikolaevich( Soviet athlete (speed skating), Honored Master of Sports)
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Biography Kulikov Evgeny Nikolaevich
Kulikov Evgeny Nikolaevich was born on May 25, 1950 in Sverdlovsk Oblast, Soviet athlete (speed skating), Honored Master of Sports. He graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Physical Culture named. PFLesgaft. In 1973-1982 member of the USSR team in skating, a multiple world record holder, the USSR, Olympic champion (1976), silver medalist of the Olympic Games (1980). In 1982-1984 Coach of the USSR team in skating. Since 1995 chairman of the Committee for Physical Culture and Sports of St. Petersburg.
He only entered the first banked, gently, at the very brovochke, much was clear: Efshin broken. Movement Efshina were sharp, wicked, from the blows of his skates crumbled ice and climbed the tiny ice fountains. But the power of the steps was misleading. Famous Efshin 'standing', and ahead of swift-flying black shadow.
Speed was mad. He did not put out and at the entrance to the second, the most dangerous a turn, and the stadium stood, frightened: I can stand on my feet? From Cornering threw him as if from a catapult. According inertia caused by edge.
He survived. Some just moved to the side and threw up his hands to keep balance. But it did not matter. Now we could look at the scoreboard and. Figures danced a wild dance. And suddenly froze. 37,99 burned in the fog.
He was without power. Seconds bent it in half, pinned down like a chain body - could not straighten. And to him people have already fled. They were shouting something, waving his hands, and then he realized that the figures in the fog is not a mirage, that they are real.
Then there was the usual bustle. Drove Efshin, shook hands, embraced. Norwegian photographer rushed onto the ice for them - duty to juggernaut. Norwegian raced across the field, slipped, fell, to rise, fell again, waved his hand and lying clicked and clicked Kulikova.
. All this happened at about 17.30 on the Almaty time, March 15, 1975 at Medeu during the match of the USSR - Norway
. It was on that day and hour Yevgeny Kulikov set his first world record: ran 500 meters in 37.99 seconds.