Dresden / Germany

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Sofia Prosvirnova (RUS) won the ladies 3000m superfinal at the ISU European Short Track Speed Skating 2018 in Dresden.

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In the exciting 27-lap race at the EnergieVerbund Arena, she just beat Ariana Fontana (ITA) to silver, with Suzanne Schulting(NED) taking bronze. 

The Russian had been frustrated by her performances in the weekend’s other races and admitted that she went into this final without really thinking about a win. 

“I messed up in the 1000m earlier today and was very upset about it,” she said. “I was hoping to get in final but I fell on the last lap of the semi and that was tough for me. 

“Going into the superfinal I thought I’d probably save energy for the relay because that was a priority for our team. So I didn’t go too hard and because I was thinking, ‘this doesn’t matter so much,’ I calmed down.

“I was relaxed and then I just raced well at the end. I’m very happy to get a win.”