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Author`s name Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

Vancouver Paralympics Belong to Russia

After a very disappointing Winter Olympics in Vancouver, in which several decisions weighed heavily upon the collective spirit of the Russian Team, the Paralympic heroes return triumphant to Moscow with a record haul of medals.

Russia tops the table, coming home in first place from the Vancouver Paralympic Games with 38 medals – 12 Gold, 16 Silver and 10 Bronze.

Gold medals (12)

Irek Zapirov (Biathlon – Men’s 2.4 km pursuit, Sitting); Kirill Mikhailov (Biathlon – Men’s 3 Km pursuit, Standing); Anna Burmistrova (Biathlon – Women’s 3 km pursuit, Standing); Irek Zaripov (Cross-country skiing – Men’s 15 km, Sitting); Kirill Mikhailov (Men’s Cross-country skiing – 20 km free); Anna Burmistrova (Women’s Cross-country skiing – 15 km free); Irek Zapirov (Biathlon – Men’s 12.5 km, Sitting); Maria Iovleva (Biathlon – Women’s 10 km, Sitting); Irek Zapirov (Biathlon – Men’s 10 km, Sitting); Sergei Shilov (Cross-country Skiing – Men’s 1 km Spring, Sitting); Sergei Shilov, Kirill Mikhailov, Nikolai Polukhin (Cross-country Skiing – Men’s Relay 1 x 4 km + 2 x 5 km); Maria Iovleva, Mikhailina Lysova, Liubov Vasileva (Cross-country Skiing – Women’s relay 3 x 2.5 km)

Silver medals (16)

Maria Iovleva (Biathlon – Women’s 2.4 km pursuit, Sitting); Nikolai Polukhin (Biathlon – Men’s 3 km pursuit, Visually impaired) Liubov Vasileva (Biathlon – Women’s 3 km pursuit, Visually impaired); Roman Petushkov (Cross-country skiing – Men’s 15 km, Sitting); Nikolai Polukhin (Men’s Cross-country skiing – 20 km free, Visually impaired); Liubov Vasileva (Women’s Cross-country skiing – 15 km free, Visually impaired); Anna Burmistrova (Biathlon – Women’s 12.5 km, Standing); Nikolai Polukhin (Biathlon – Men’s 12.5 km, Visually impaired); Liubov Vasileva (Biathlon – Women’s 12.5 km, Visually impaired); Mikhalina Lysova (Biathlon – Women’s Cross-Country skiing, 5 km classic, Visually impaired); Kirill Mikhailov, (Biathlon – Men’s Cross-country skiing, 10 km classic, Standing); Kirill Mikhailov (Cross-country Skiing – Men’s 1 km sprint classic, Standing); Irek Zapirov (Cross-country Skiing – Men’s 1 km spring, Sitting); Mikhailina Lysova (Women’s 1 km spring classic, Visually impaired); Nikolai Polukhin (Cross-country Skiing – Men’s 1 km sprint classic, Visually impaired); Mikhalina Lysova (Cross-country Skiing – Women’s 5 km classic, Visually impaired); Vladimir Kiselev (Biathlon – Men’s 12.5 km, Sitting).

Bronze medals (10)

Alena Gorbunova (Biathlon – Women’s 3 km pursuit, Standing); Mikhailina Lysova (Biathlon – Women’s 3 km pursuit, Visually impaired); Vladimir Kononov (Men’s Cross-country skiing – 20 km free); Roman Petushov (Men’s Biathlon 12.5 km Sitting); Mikhalina Lysova (Women’s 12.5 km, Visually impaired); Tatiana Ilyuchenko (Women’s Cross-Country skiing, 5 km Classic, Visually impaired); Nikolai Polukhin (Men’s 10 km classic Cross-country skiing, Visually impaired); Anna Burmistrova (Cross-country Skiing – Women’s 1 km Sprint classic, Standing); Vladimir Kiselev (Cross-country Skiing – Men’s 1 kn sprint, Sitting); Liubov Vasileva (Cross-country Skiing – Women’s 1 km sprint classic, Visually impaired); Tatiana Ilyuchenko (Cross-country Skiing – Women’s 5 km classic, Visually impaired).

Timothy BANCROFT-HINCHEY

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