Russia turned out a strong performance on the seventh day of the Sochi Paralympics, winning seven gold medals, three silver and four bronze. The gold medals included Men’s Alpine Skiing in Super Combined and Standing Visually Impaired. All in all, the Russian athletes grabbed 14 medals during the day.
Petushkov is the hero of this Paralympics, winning a record-breaking five gold medals in Sochi. Also, Aleksandra Frantseva won her fourth medal and second gold in the Super Combined, visually impaired. In the men’s Super Combined, visually impaired, Valery Redkozubov won gold, his second in Sochi. In the Super Combined, standing, 16-year-old Aleksey Bugaev won his fourth medal and second gold.
Heading into the weekend, Russia continues to hold the lead in the overall medals count with 64 medals, including 25 golds. Ukraine is in second spot with 20 medals. The US is third with 16 medals, ahead of Germany and Canada, each with 11 medals.