The Russian team won 80 medals at the XI Paralympic Winter Games, including 30 gold medals.
With Vitaly Mutko, Minister of Sport, and Sir Philip Craven, International Paralympic Committee President. 7 March
Representatives of Russia during the parade of athletes and members of national delegations at the opening of the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympics on 7 March
With Russian President Vladimir Putin, Minister of Sport Vitaly Mutko and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach at a sledge hockey game between the national teams of Russia and the Republic of Korea. 8 March
Representatives of Russia before the closing ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. Photo by RIA Novosti
On 8 March, Dmitry Medvedev has congratulated the winners of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games 7.5km biathlon race – gold medallists Roman Petushkov and Vladislav Lekomtsev, silver medallist Nikolai Polukhin, and bronze medallist Azat Karachurin.
The Prime Minister has also sent congratulatory messages to Alyona Kaufman and Mikhalina Lysova, the gold medallists of the 6km biathlon race, as well as silver medallists Svetlana Konovalova, Anna Milenina, and Yulia Budaleyeva.
In addition, the Prime Minister has congratulated Inga Medvedeva and Alexei Bugayev, silver medallists in downhill skiing, and Alexandra Frantseva, a bronze medallist in the same event.
On 9 March, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev congratulated the Paralympic athletes who took all the medals in 15km cross-country skiing race: gold medallist Roman Petushkov, silver medallist Irek Zaripov and bronze medallist Alexander Davidovich.
The Prime Minister also congratulated Alexei Bugayev and Svetlana Konovalova, bronze medal winners in the alpine skiing competition and the 12km cross-country skiing race, respectively.
On 10 March, the Russian Paralympic team strengthened its leading position in the medal count: as of today, it has won seven gold, ten silver and seven bronze medals. The Russian Prime Minister sent messages of congratulations to Rushan Minnegulov, winner of the men’s 20km cross-country skiing race, bronze medalist in the same event Vladislav Lekomtsev and Stanislav Chokhlayev, who won silver in the 20km cross-country skiing race in a different category.
Among the other athletes to receive messages from Dmitry Medvedev were Yelena Remizova, winner of the 15km cross-country skiing race, Mikhalina Lysova, silver medalist in the same event, Anna Milenina, bronze medal winner in the 15km cross-country skiing race in a different category, and Alexandra Frantseva, who won bronze in the men’s super-G alpine skiing event.
On 11 March, the Russian national Paralympic team increased their collection of gold with medals won by Roman Petushkov, Azat Karachurin, Mikhalina Lysova and Alyona Kaufman in 12.5 km and 10 km biathlon competitions. Nikolai Polukhin, Alexei Bychonok, Svetlana Konovalova, Yulia Budaleyeva, Grigory Murygin and Natalya Bratyuk won silver and bronze in these events.
The Prime Minister congratulated the athletes on their excellent results.
On 12 March, Dmitry Medvedev sent messages of greetings to slalom winner Alexandra Frantseva and silver medallist Inga Medvedeva, as well as to cross-country skiing sprint winners Kirill Mikhailov, Anna Milenina, Roman Petushkov and Mikhalina Lysova, silver medallists Grigory Murygin, Yelena Remizova and Rushan Minnegulov, and bronze winners Alyona Kaufman, Vladislav Lekomtsev, Oleg Ponomaryov and Marta Zainullina.
On 13 March, the Prime Minister congratulated slalom champions Valery Redkozubov and Alexei Bugayev and bronze medallist Alexander Alyabyev.
On 14 March, the Prime Minister congratulated super combined event champions Alexandra Frantseva, Valery Redkozubov and Alexei Bugayev and biathlon event winners Roman Petushkov, Svetlana Konovalova, Yulia Budaleyeva and Nikolai Polukhin, silver medallists Grigory Murygin, Alyona Kaufman and Mikhalina Lysova, and bronze medallists Alexander Davidovich, Natalya Bratyuk, Kirill Mikhailov and Stanislav Chokhlayev.
On 15 March, Russian Paralympians Svetlana Konovalova, Alyona Kaufman, Yelena Remizova and Nikolai Polukhin won the 4 x 2.5km mixed relay, while Vladislav Lekomtsev, Rushan Minnegulov, Grigory Murygin and Roman Petushkov won the 4 x 2.5km open relay. The silver medal in the giant slalom event went to Alexei Bugayev and the bronze medal to Valery Redkozubov. Dmitry Medvedev also congratulated the Russian wheelchair curling and sledge hockey teams that won silver medals at the Paralympics.
On the final day, the Russian Paralympic team won 10 medals. The Prime Minister congratulated medallists in the 10km standing cross-country skiing race Alexander Pronkov (gold), Vladimir Kononov (silver) and Vladislav Lekomtsev (bronze), as well as the silver and bronze medallists in other freestyle ski race events, Stanislav Chokhlayev and Grigory Murygin.
Dmitry Medvedev sent messages of greetings to the winners in the 5km freestyle cross-country race Yelena Remizova and Anna Milenina, as well as to silver and bronze winners Mikhalina Lysova and Yulia Budaleyeva.
The Prime Minister congratulated Alexander Frantseva, who won the silver medal in the giant slalom.
In all, the Russian team won 80 medals at the XI Paralympic Winter Games, including 30 gold medals.