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Triathlon 1, 2 and 3 star qualifying international competitions held at Ratomka’s Republican Centre of Olympic Training for Equestrian Sport and Horse Breeding, with Roman Voronko victorious in most prestigious category: long distance CCI3*
Roman Voronko wins the tournament
Roman Voronko managed the least number of penalty points, riding his horse, Farting. After three programmes (dressage, cross-country and jumping) he took first place, ahead of Russia’s Boris Vasilev (on Nablyudatel) and Russian Alexander Markov (on Shat Nuar), who finished third. Belarusian Alexander Fominov, on Gelios, came fourth in the long distance (having previously taken part in the Olympic Games in Beijing and London) while Yelena Telepushkina, a favourite on the Belarusian national team, was knocked out of the short and long distance CCI3* following a number of errors; she had been feeling unwell.
CCI3* level events count towards qualifying for the 2015 European Championship horse triathlon, taking place in August in Polish Strzegom, and towards a place at the 2016 Olympic Games.
By Igor Grishin