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Russian skiers win gold and bronze medals at Paralympics in Sochi

Bishkek (AKIpress) - Russian skiers Rushan Minnegulov and Vladislav Lekomtsev won gold and bronze medals respectively at the Paralympic Games in Sochi, RIA Novosti reported.

They participated in a 20-km skiing classic standing.

Minnegulov finished in 50 minutes 55.1 seconds. The silver medal was won by Finn Ilkka Tuomisto (+36.4 seconds). Lekomtsev lost 49.5 seconds.

Other Russian skiers Kirill Mikhailov took the seventh place, and Vladimir Kononov – eighth one.

In total medal standings, Russia leads with 19 medals. Ukraine is on the second place with 6 medals, and Japan is on the third place with 5 medals.

The 2014 Winter Paralympic Games will complete on March 16.


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