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SOCHI, March 11. /ITAR-TASS/. Team Russia has won four gold, four silver and two bronze medals on Tuesday, the fourth day of competitions at the XI Paralympic Winter Games in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi. Russia tops the overall medal standings with 34 awards, including 11 golds.
All medals today were won by biathletes. The gold medals were secured by Mikhalina Lysova in women’s 10-kilometer event for visually impaired athletes, Azat Karachurin in men’s standing 12.5-kilometer event, Alena Kaufman in women’s standing 10km and Roman Petushkov in men’s sitting 12.5km event.
Silvers were won by Nikolay Polukhin (men’s 12.5km for visually impaired athletes), Yulia Budaleyeva (women’s 10km, visually impaired), Alexey Bychenok (men’s 12.5km, sitting) and Svetlana Konovalova (women’s 10km, sitting).
The bronze medals were claimed by Natalia Bratiuk (women’s 10km, standing) and Grigory Murygin (men’s 12.5 km, sitting).
The 2014 Winter Paralympic Games kicked off in Sochi on March 7 and will run until March 16. Over 1,350 Paralympic athletes from 45 countries are competing for 72 sets of medals at Russia’s first ever Winter Paralympic Games.