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Sochi 2014: Record 13th Gold in Bobsleigh
23.02.2014 15:50
Sochi 2014: Record 13th Gold in Bobsleigh
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Alexander Zubkov-led sled wins 13th gold to secure Russia’s first place in the total medal count.

      His team included Dmitry Trunenkov, Aleksey Negodailo, and Alexey Voevoda.

      With 33 medals, Russia sets a new all-time record of medal haul, beating Soviet achievements.

      Zubkov’s team lead throughout the race, coming ahead of Latvia and Team USA.

      Earlier today, Alexander Legkov, Maxim Vylegzhanin, and Ilya Chernousov climbed atop the podium in the men’s 50km mass start.

      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 at the Games, Alexander Zubkov and Alexey Voevoda won gold in a two-man bobsleigh race. This was the first time Russia has won gold in bobsleigh.

      Alexander Zubkov was Russia's flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympic Games on February 7.

      The closing ceremony is scheduled to start at 20.00 Moscow time.

      Maxim Trankov will bear the Russian national flag at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games later on Sunday.

      Together with Tatiana Volosozhar, he won gold in pair skating on February 12.

      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.


Author: Mikhail Vesely

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