MOSCOW, February 16. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev congratulated Aleksander Tretyakov, the Sochi Olympics' gold medalist in men’s skeleton competition, the Russian government's official website posted the telegram on Sunday.
“I heartily congratulate you on your brilliant performance at the XXII Olympic Winter Games,” the telegram says. “Being the world champion and the bronze medalist at the Vancouver Olympics, at the Sochi Olympic Games you were the first in the Russian skeleton history to win the Olympic gold in this extreme sport. This success has become a logical result of your hard work, talent and enormous will to win.”
“Thanks to you, our country’s national team has substantially lifted its placing in the unofficial team medal scoring,” Medvedev said wishing Tretyakov good luck and new achievements.