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Russian PM watches as Austria's Matthias Mayer wins men's Downhill race

February 09, 2014, 13:45 UTC+3 KRASNAYA POLYANA
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev watched Austria's Matthias Mayer win men's Downhill race.
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Matthias Mayer
Gold medalist Matthias Mayer
Gold medalist Matthias Mayer (C) of Austria, silver medalist Christof Innerhofer (L) of Italy, and bronze medalist Kjetil Jansrud (R) of Norway

KRASNAYA POLYANA, February 09. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev watched Austria's Matthias Mayer win men's Downhill race.

Medvedev took a seat on a spectators' stand at the Roza Khutor Extreme Park beside the renowned alpine skier Svetlana Gladysheva, the president of the Russian Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding Federation and the silver medalist in the super G of the 1994 Olympic Games.

Austrian skier Matthias Mayer won men's gold with a result of 2.06,23. Christof Innerhofer of Italy came second. Kjetil Jansrud of Norway got the bronze.

Alpine skiers compete for a total of ten medals - five of them to be claimed by men and the other five by women.

"It all seems incredible," Mayer told the press. "I thought that I wolud anly be able to dream of that in several years." The debutant and gold medalist id 23 years old.

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