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MOSCOW, March 11. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Russian biathletes sweeping the podium in men’s 12.5km sitting race at the Paralympic Winter Games in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi on Tuesday. In a congratulatory telegram sent to Russian biathletes Roman Petushkov, Alexei Bychenok and Grigory Murygin that was posted at the Kremlin official website Vladimir Putin addressed to Paralympic medalists “dear friends”.
Roman Petushkov has won already his third gold medal at the Sochi Paralympics with the time of 34:48.8 not making a single miss in shooting. Alexei Bychenok (35:29.7) has won the silver medal and Grigory Murygin (35:59.6) has clinched the bronze medal. Another Russian biathlete Ivan Goncharov has finished fourth (36:42.5).