National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus
24 February 2018
PyeongChang 2018. Vitali Mikhailau came in 7th in mass start

Vitali Mikhailau was 7th of 16 athletes to have crossed the finish line in men’s mass start. The athlete completed the distance in 7:53.38 minutes and earned 1 point.

The Belarusian speed skater have mentioned he has been already competing in this discipline for 2 years.

“I advanced to the final in the same breath. During the last run I was trying to score points at certain fractions of distance. Though I achieved some of my goals, at the finish I was exhausted. Anyway, I am satisfied with my results and I know what I should work on in future", thinks Vitali.

Seung-Hoon Lee from South Korea became the Olympic champion having gained 60 scores. The second place was occupied by Bart Swings, a Belgian speed skater, with 40 scores, and the bronze medal was won by Koen Verweij of the Netherlands.