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Russian alpine skier Alexei Bugayev takes bronze in men’s Standing Supergiant

March 09, 2014, 14:08 UTC+3 SOCHI

The gold medal was won by Markus Salcher

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SOCHI, March 09 /ITAR-TASS/. Russian alpine skier Alexei Bugaeyv has won bronze the men’s Standing Supergiant at the Paralympic Games in Sochi. His result was 1 minute 22.3 seconds.

The gold medal was won by Markus Salcher (1,20.92). One more Austrian athlete, Matthias Lanzinger, won (1,21.33).

Bugayev brought a sixteenth medal for the Russian team, which occupies the top position in totals scores now with 5 golds, seven silvers and four bronzes.

Alexei’s previous record includes silver and gold medals in alpine skiing world championships for the people with impairments of the locomotor system, the medalist of Russian national competitions, winner and medalist of world and European cup tournaments.

He was born in the East-Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk March 20, 1997, and is known for devoting much of his free time to mountain bike riding in extreme conditions.

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