Russian skater Pavel Kulizhnikov won the world Cup of the season-2015/16 in the 500 meters. About it reports the official site of the International skating Union (ISU).
Despite the removal of the last world Cup, held from 11 to 13 March in the Dutch Heerenveen, in the doping scandal, Kulizhnikov with 705 points remain in first place in the standings at the distance of 500 meters.
As a result, 21-year-old Russian scored 705 points — the same number his compatriot Ruslan Murashov, demonstrated in Heerenveen the first and the second result in two races at this distance. In case of equal points in the tournament regulations is the athlete who won largest number of victories in the world Cup. I Kulizhnikov seven of them, and I Murashova — two. Third was the canadian Gilmore, Junio (637).
Kulizhnikov was disqualified after his blood was found a prohibited drug Meldonium. In addition to his use of doping has been convicted Olympic champion 2014 in the relay in short track semen Elistratov. The Union of skaters of Russia (SKR) has expressed confidence of innocence of the athletes and stated his intention to fight for their complete justification.