SOCHI, March 13, /ITAR-TASS/. Russian alpine skier Alexey Bugayev on Thursday won gold in men’s standing slalom event at the XI Paralympic Winter Games in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi. His award was Russia’s 50th medal at the 2014 Paralympics.
Bugayev’s time after two runs was 1 minute 38.97 seconds.
France’s Vincent Gauthier-Manuel (1:40.24) took the silver medal and Russia’s Alexander Alyabyev (1:40.74) claimed bronze.
For 16-year-old Bugayev, the gold was his third medal at the 2014 Games: earlier he claimed silver in downhill and bronze in super-G, standing.
Bugayev is a candidate for master of sports in Russia. He is the silver medalist of the 2013 world championship and Russian championship medalist. Bugayev was born on March 30, 1997 in Krasnoyarsk, East Siberia.
Team Russia tops the Sochi Paralympics medal standings with 50 awards (18 golds, 18 silvers and 14 bronzes).