Source Pravda.Ru

Russian national team became the first

Svetlana Krivelyova, a shot pusher, helped Russian national team gain its first position in the general team test at track and field World Championship in the capital of France. Late yesterday she won a gold medal, which became the fourth one in the Russian team's common medal box.

German Skurygin distinguished himself, finishing second a 50 kilometer distance with a new record for Russia. This is the first silver medal in Russian national team's collection at the championship.

So far, in a kind of medals competition Russian track and field team occupies the first position. It has 8 medals to its credit - 4 gold, one silver and 3 bronze ones. Byelorussian team occupies the third line with 6 medals /3 gold and 3 bronze ones/.