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SOCHI, March 08, /ITAR-TASS/. Russia won 12 medals on the first day of the Sochi Paralympics four gold medals, six silver and two bronze ones - and is at the top of the medal standings.
Gold was won by biathletes Roman Petushkov (men’s 7.5 km, sitting), Alena Kaufman (ladies’ 6 km, standing), Vladislav Lekomtsev (men’s 7.5 km, standing), and Mikhail Lysov (men’s 6 km, visually impaired).
Silver was taken by biathletes Svetlana Konovalova (ladies’ 6 km, sitting), Anna Milenina (ladies’ 6 km, standing), Yulia Budanova (ladies’ 6 km, visually impaired), and Nikolai Polukhin (men’s 7.5 km, visually impaired), and alpine skiers (women’s downhill, standing) and Alexei Bugayev (men’s downhill , standing).
Bronze medals were won by biathlete Azat Karachurin (men’s 7.5 km, standing) and alpine skier Alexander Frantseva (women’s downhill, visually impaired).