Russian speed skater Pavel Kulizhnikov made the decision not to participate in the world Cup final, which will take place in Heerenveen on 7 and 8 March. The Russians are concerned about the discomfort in the shoulder. More this season he will not perform.
“Paul is still feeling discomfort in his shoulder. He worked on this all week, but given that Kulizhnikov does not claim a high place in the overall standings of the world Cup, it was decided not to risk it. Paul ended the season,” TASS quoted the Executive Director of the Union of skaters of Russia Varvara Barysheva.
Earlier, the Russian skater withdrew from the competition in the sprint all-around at the world Championships in Hamar, Norwegian.