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Russian athletes sweep the podium in Paralympics sprint free standing

March 12, 2014, 14:49 UTC+3 SOCHI

Kirill Mikhaylov grabbed gold, Rushan Minnegulov took the silver, while Vladislav Lekomtcev earned bronze

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Kirill Mikhaylov

Kirill Mikhaylov

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SOCHI, March 12. /ITAR-TASS/. Three Russian athletes, Kirill Mikhaylov, Rushan Minnegulov and Vladislav Lekomtcev have swept the podium in the men’s 1 km sprint free, standing.

Kirill Mikhaylov grabbed gold finishing in a time of 3 minutes 53.5 seconds, Rushan Minnegulov took the silver (3:53.8), while Vladislav Lekomtcev finished in bronze position (3:54.6).

Results of the Russian national team at Sochi Paralympics are the best ever in the history of its participation in Paralympic Games. Russia is currently leading in the medal table with14 gold, 17 silver and ten bronze medals. The previous record was set at Turin Paralympic Games in 2006, where Russia had 14 gold, 17 silver and 10 bronze medals.

Russia has already set a national Paralympics medals record, beating the record of the Vancouver Paralympics, where it won 38 medals.

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