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Sochi 2014: Russians Win Podium in Men's 50km Mass Start
23.02.2014 13:42
Sochi 2014: Russians Win Podium in Men's 50km Mass Start
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Alexander Legkov, Maxim Vylegzhanin, and Ilya Chernousov climb atop the podium in the men’s 50km mass start. Watch the video here

      Maxim Vylegzhanin took a sweet revenge against Martin Johnsrud Sundby of Norway, who earlier robbed him of bronze in a skiathlon event. According to the Russian team, the Norwegian crossed into the lane of Maxim Vylegzhanin, gaining an advantage over the Russian who desperately tried to close the narrow gap.

      The judges on site reprimanded Sundby but dismissed the appeal. Sundby acknowledged it was not fair play but said he was too tired to realize what was going on, he was quoted by AP as saying.

      With 32 medals, Russia sets a new all-time record of medal haul, beating Soviet achievements. And it’s not the end, with Alexander Zubkov-led sled having a good chance of another gold in a four-man bobsleigh race. His team leads after two heats. The final heats have started, you can watch them here.

      On Saturday, Russian biathletes lead the country to the top of the medal table, securing 11th gold for the host nation.

      Alexey Volkov, Evgeny Ustyugov, Dmitry Malyshko, Anton Shipulin have written their names in the history of Russian sports.

      In a 4*7.5km relay race, they beat Norway, Germany and Austria to prove their strength to thousands of fans at the stands and millions watching the thrilling final at home.

      Earlier, Russian women won silver in the relay. Yana Romanova, Olga Zaitseva, Yekaterina Shumilova and Olga Vilukhina finished just after Ukraine who won its first gold at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

      Biathlon is very popular in Russia, and a lot of effort went into reviving the glory of the Russian athletes in this sport.

      Mikhail Prokhorov, a Russian billionaire and the president of the Russian Biathlon Federation, has been under a lot of pressure to lick the team into shape for the 2014 Sochi Games.

      For more news on the Sochi Olympics, use our search button in the top right corner. If you have any pictures from the events, we would be happy to post them on our website and Facebook account. Don't forget to check it out for updates.

      The Games will be followed by the Paralympics so you still have the time to make the arrangements.

       




Author: Mikhail Vesely

Tags: Sochi Olympic Games 2014 Sochi Games Sochi 2014   

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