Denis Gulin, winner of the gold in the triple jump
Yevgeni Shvetsov, winner of the gold in the men’s 800-metre –T36 track event
Oksana Savchenko, winner of five Paralympic golds in women’s swimming
On Thursday, with a result of 12.91 metres, Russian Denis Gulin grabbed the gold in the triple jump event at the 2012 London Paralympics. China’s Li Duan and Ruslan Katyshev of the Ukraine won silver and bronze medals, respectively. Team Russia’s Paralympic gold medal count currently stands at 29.
Russians Yevgeni Shvetsov and Artyom Arefyev won gold and silver at the London Paralympic Games in the men’s 800-metre –T36 track event. Shvetsov clocked 2:05.32 in the final, setting a new Paralympic record. Arefyev took second place, whilst Briton Paul Blake claimed the bronze. Another Russian athlete, Pavel Kharagezov, finished out of the running in fourth. For Shvetsov, this was his third gold at the London Games. Previously, he triumphed in the 100-metre and 400-metre events.
Russian athlete Nikita Prokhorov won a gold medal at the 2012 London Paralympic Games in men’s shot-put – F46. Prokhorov set a new world record with 15.68 metres. The silver went to China’s Hou Zhanbiao, and the bronze to Polish athlete Tomas Rebisz. At the close of Day 8 of the Paralympics, Team Russia is in third place in the unofficial medal count. At present, Team Russia’s won 85 medals, of which 31 are gold.
On Friday, Russian swimmer Oksana Savchenko won her fifth Paralympic gold, setting a world record in the 50-metre freestyle event, covering the distance in 26.9 seconds. Natalya Pronina of Azerbaijan trailed her, with 18-year-old Russian Darya Stukalova finishing third.
Team Russia won one gold, four silver, and two bronze medals on the ninth day of the London Paralympics. The top award went to swimmer Oksana Savchenko, who finished first in the 50-metre women’s freestyle event, setting a new a world record. The Russian squad remains in third place in the overall medal count; they’ve won 92 gongs, including 32 golds. China’s in first place, trailed by Britain.
6-8 September 2012
Voice of Russia World Service