More Medals for Russia
4 more medals for Russia in the Vancouver Winter Olympics: one Gold, one Silver and two Bronze, bringing the tally to 13 and moving Russia up to fourth place ahead of Canada and just two medals shy of Norway.
On Monday, after the Bronze medal won in the Women’s Team Sprint Free by Irina Khazova and Natalia Korosteleva, it was the turn of Nikolai Morilov and Aleksei Petukhov to win another third place in the Men’s Team Sprint in Cross-Country Skiing, an event won by Norway’s Petter Northug and Oeystein Pettersen. Germany’s Tim Tscharnke and Axel Teichmann won the Silver.
Shortly afterwards, another Bronze for Russia in the Figure Skating Ice Dance – Free Dance, Oksana Domnina and Maksim Shabalin finishing behind Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir (Gold) and the USA’s Meryl Davis and Charlie White (Silver).
On Tuesday, a Silver and then Gold. Ivan Skobrev won the Silver medal (to add to his Bronze, see below) in the Men’s 10,000 metre Speed Skating event, behind the Republic of Korea’s Seung-Hoon Lee and ahead of the Netherlands’ Bob de Jong and the Ladies’ Biathlon 4x6 km relay produced Russia’s third Gold. The heroines of the day were Anna Bogaliy-Titovets; Olga Medvedsteva; Olga Zaitseva (adding to her Silver) and Svetlana Sleptsova.
Russia has 13 medals to date, three Golds, four Silvers and six Bronzes.
Gold medallists: Men’s Biathlon 15 km mass start Evgeny Ustyugov; Men’s Cross-Country Skiing Individual Sprint Classic Nikita Kriukov; Ladies’ Biathlon 4x6 km relay Anna Bogaliy-Titovets; Olga Medvedsteva; Olga Zaitseva and Svetlana Sleptsova.
Silver medallists: Women’s Biathlon 12.5 km mass start Olga Zaitseva; Men’s Figure Skating Evgeni Plushenko; Men’s Cross-Country Skiing Aleksandr Panzhinskiy; Men’s 10,000 metre Speed Skating Ivan Skobrev.
Bronze Medallists: Men’s Two-Man Bobsleigh Aleksandr Zubkov and Aleksei Voevoda; Men’s Skeleton Aleksandr Tretyakov; Men’s 5000 m speed skating Ivan Skobrev; Women’s Team Sprint Free Irina Khazova and Natalia Korosteleva; Men’s Team Sprint in Cross-Country Skiing Nikolai Morilov and Aleksei Petukhov; Figure Skating Ice Dance – Free Dance Oksana Domnina and Maksim Shabalin.