Russian Elena Nikitina won the gold medal of the European Championship's skeleton, which is from 18 to 20 January held in Igls, Austria, and at the same time is the eighth stage of the World Cup.
"Gold" Nikitina, which in the end won the 2012 Junior World Championships, is the first in the history of the Russian sled. Nikitin took first place at the World Cup.
After two races showed Nikitin time of 1 minute and 50.46 seconds. Silver went to another Russian Maria Orlova (1,51,06), the third was Janine Flock of Austria (1,51,17).
Earlier such could only Olga Potylitsyn, which in December 2011 for the first time in the history of the national sport won the World Cup.