Vladislav Bykanov (ISR) won the men’s 3000m superfinal at the ISU European Short Track Speed Skating 2018 in Dresden – and in the process secured the silver medal in the overall classification.
“I’m so pleased, it’s my best ever performance in a European Championships,” he said.
“I love skating in Dresden, it’s amazing. I’m a heavy guy and the ice suits me here because it’s got very good grip. When the ice is soft, I break away too easily.
“Tactically, I had to win the race to finish on the overall podium, and keep Semion Elistratov (RUS) out of the top three to do that. So it was perfect that I went away with the two French guys.
“I feel great and I am in my best shape ever going into the Olympics.”