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The first torchbearer of the day was weightlifter Alla Vazhenina, silver medallist at the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008. (Image from olympictorch2014.com)

December 17, 2013

European Championship bronze medallist, 21-year-old Artem Novikov, takes the torch on a sports motorcycle ride on the ice track. (Image from olympictorch2014.com)

December 17, 2013

Shadrinsk, considered a sports town with strong weightlifting and ice speed racing schools, receives the flame at Torpedo stadium. (Image from olympictorch2014.com)

December 18, 2013

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