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Ukraine’s Lyudmyla Pavlenko wins gold in 2014 Winter Paralympics

 

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Yesterday at the Laura Cross-Country Ski & Biathlon Center at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in SochiRussia, Ukrainian Lyudmyla Pavlenko won gold in the women’s 12km sitting race. United States skier Oksana Masters won silver, and Russia’s Svetlana Konovalova won bronze. Other United States skiers in the race included Tatyana McFaddenn who finished fifth, Monica Bascio who finish seventh, and Beth Requist who finished sixteenth.

Russia swept the podium in the men’s 15km sitting event held earlier in the day, with Roman Petuschkov winning gold, Irek Zaripov silver and Aleksandr Davidovich bronze. Ukraine’s Maksym Yarovyi finished just out of medal standing fourth place. United States skiers in the race included Andrew Soule who finished fifth, Sean Halstead who finished ninth, Aaron Pike who finished twelfth, Daniel Cnossen who finished thirteenth, Augusto Jose Perez who finished seventeenth and Bryan Price who finished nineteenth.

Sochi XCountry 18.jpgWinners of the women’s sitting 12km cross country at the flower ceremony.
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Sochi XCountry 2.jpgPoland’s Kamil Rosiek starts the men’s race.
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Sochi XCountry 3.jpgAleksandr Davidovich of Russia starts the men’s race.
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Sochi XCountry 4.jpgThe United States’s Daniel Cnossen starts the men’s race.
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Sochi XCountry 5.jpgA men’s skier finished the race.
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Sochi XCountry 6.jpgUkraine’s Mykhaylo Tkachenko finishes the men’s race in tenth place.
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Sochi XCountry 7.jpgItaly’s Roland Ruepp finished the men’s race in sixteenth place.
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Sochi XCountry 1.jpgItaly’s Giordana Tomasoni starts the men’s race
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Sochi XCountry 8.jpgThe result’s for the men’s race are shown on the big screen.
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Sochi XCountry 9.jpgThe start list for the women’s race are shown on the big screen.
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Sochi XCountry 10.jpgBelarus’s Lludmila Vauchok starts the women’s race.
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Sochi XCountry 11.jpgA view of the mountain against the backdrop of part of the race course.
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Sochi XCountry 12.jpgA woman skier on the course.
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Sochi XCountry 13.jpgThe United States’s Oksana Masters crossing the finish line in second place.
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Sochi XCountry 14.jpgNorway’s Birgit Skarstein finishing the race in twelfth place.
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Sochi XCountry 15.jpgThe United States’s Beth Requist finishing last and in sixteenth place. The race had seventeen skiers. Andrea Eskau of Germany started the race but did not finish.
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Sochi XCountry 16.jpgItaly’s Francesca Porcellato finishes tenth.
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Sochi XCountry 17.jpgThe results of the women’s race.
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Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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