SOCHI, March 13. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian alpine skier Valery Redkozubov on Thursday won the gold medal in men's slalom for visually impaired athletes at the XI Paralympic Winter Games in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi. His time after two runs was 1 minute 43.21 seconds.
Spain’s Yon Santacana Maiztegui (1:46.82) claimed silver and Canada’s Chris Williamson (1:48.61) took the bronze medal.
Russia’s Alexander Fedoruk (2:04.17) was in the 10th place, and Ivan Frantsev did not finish.
Russia’s medal count at the Sochi Paralympics currently stands at 50 awards (18 golds, 18 silvers and 14 bronzes).
Redkozubov was born on July 20, 1972 in the Rostov Region in south Russia. He is a master of sports in Russia. He is the bronze medalist of the 2013 world championship in alpine skiing for visually impaired athletes, a multiple champion of Russia.
Redkozubov carried the Russian team's flag at the Paralympics opening ceremony on March 7.