Russia at the 2010 Winter Paralympics

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Russia at the Paralympic Games

Flag of Russia
IPC code  RUS
NPC Russian Paralympic Committee
At the 2010 Winter Paralympics in Vancouver
Competitors 32 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Valery Kupchinskii[1]
Medals
Rank: 2
Gold
12
Silver
16
Bronze
10
Total
38
Paralympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Soviet Union (1988)
Unified Team (1992)
Anna Burmistrova from Russia, awarded the Order of Honour in Russia, for winning two gold, one silver and one bronze in biathlon and Cross-country skiing.[2]
Kirill Mikhaylov from Russia, is awarded the Order For Merit to the Fatherland, fourth degree, in Russia, by President Dmitry Medvedev, for winning three gold and two silver in biathlon and Cross-country skiing.[2]

Russia sent a delegation to compete at the 2010 Winter Paralympics in Vancouver, Canada. The country fielded thirty-two athletes in cross-country skiing, biathlon, and alpine skiing.[3] Russia placed first overall in the total medal count, winning thirty-eight medals overall.[4]

Russia's success at the Vancouver Paralympics stood in sharp contrast with its disappointing performance at the Vancouver Olympics the previous month, attracting media attention.[5] The Moscow Times noted the irony in the fact that there had been high hope for Russia's Winter Olympians, while fairly little attention had been paid to its Paralympians, until their performance stood out with a crop of medals.[6] While the Moscow Times focused on the difficulties faced by the country's Paralympians in their everyday life, however, the Vancouver Sun remarked: "Unlike Canada and other countries where almost all Paralympians must have jobs, Team Russia's competitors are akin to 'sports professionals'. Most don't work so they can focus solely on their training, which is funded by the state and individual sponsors".[7]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Zaripov, IrekIrek Zaripov Biathlon Men's 2,4 km Pursuit, sitting March 13
 Gold Mikhaylov, KirillKirill Mikhaylov Biathlon Men's 3 km Pursuit, standing March 13
 Gold Burmistrova, AnnaAnna Burmistrova Biathlon Women's 3 km Pursuit, standing March 13
 Gold Zaripov, IrekIrek Zaripov Cross-country skiing Men's 15 km, sitting March 14
 Gold Mikhaylov, KirillKirill Mikhaylov Cross-country skiing Men's 20 km Free, standing March 15
 Gold Burmistrova, AnnaAnna Burmistrova Cross-country skiing Women's 15 km Free, standing March 15
 Gold Zaripov, IrekIrek Zaripov Biathlon Men's 12,5 km Individual, sitting March 17
 Gold Iovleva, MariaMaria Iovleva Biathlon Women's 10 km Individual, sitting March 17
 Gold Zaripov, IrekIrek Zaripov Cross-country skiing Men's 10 km, sitting March 18
 Gold Vasilyeva, LiubovLiubov Vasilyeva
Mikhalina Lysova
Maria Iovleva
Cross-country skiing Women's 3x2,5 km Relay March 20
 Gold Shilov, SergeySergey Shilov
Kirill Mikhaylov
Nikolay Polukhin
Cross-country skiing Men's 1x4 km + 2x5 km Relay March 20
 Gold Shilov, SergeySergey Shilov Cross-country skiing Men's 1 km Sprint, sitting March 21
 Silver Iovleva, MariaMaria Iovleva Biathlon Women's 2,4 km Pursuit, sitting March 13
 Silver Polukhin, NikolayNikolay Polukhin Biathlon Men's 3 km Pursuit, visually impaired March 13
 Silver Vasilyeva, LiubovLiubov Vasilyeva Biathlon Women's 3 km Pursuit, visually impaired March 13
 Silver Petushkov, RomanRoman Petushkov Cross-country skiing Men's 15 km, sitting March 14
 Silver Polukhin, NikolayNikolay Polukhin Cross-country skiing Men's 20 km Free, visually impaired March 15
 Silver Vasilyeva, LiubovLiubov Vasilyeva Cross-country skiing Women's 15 km Free, visually impaired March 15
 Silver Kiselev, VladimirVladimir Kiselev Biathlon Men's 12,5 km Individual, sitting March 17
 Silver Burmistrova, AnnaAnna Burmistrova Biathlon Women's 12,5 km Individual, standing March 17
 Silver Polukhin, NikolayNikolay Polukhin Biathlon Men's 12,5 km Individual, visually impaired March 17
 Silver Vasilyeva, LiubovLiubov Vasilyeva Biathlon Women's 12,5 km Individual, visually impaired March 17
 Silver Mikhaylov, KirillKirill Mikhaylov Cross-country skiing Men's 10 km Classic, standing March 18
 Silver Lysova, MikhalinaMikhalina Lysova Cross-country skiing Women's 5 km Classic, visually impaired March 18
 Silver Polukhin, NikolayNikolay Polukhin Cross-country skiing Men's 1 km Sprint Classic, visually impaired March 21
 Silver Lysova, MikhalinaMikhalina Lysova Cross-country skiing Women's 1 km Sprint Classic, visually impaired March 21
 Silver Zaripov, IrekIrek Zaripov Cross-country skiing Men's 1 km Sprint, sitting March 21
 Silver Mikhaylov, KirillKirill Mikhaylov Cross-country skiing Men's 1 km Sprint Classic, standing March 21
 Bronze Gorbunova, AlenaAlena Gorbunova Biathlon Women's 3 km Pursuit, standing March 13
 Bronze Lysova, MikhalinaMikhalina Lysova Biathlon Women's 3 km Pursuit, visually impaired March 13
 Bronze Kononov, VladimirVladimir Kononov Cross-country skiing Men's 20 km Free, standing March 15
 Bronze Petushkov, RomanRoman Petushkov Biathlon Men's 12,5 km Individual, sitting March 17
 Bronze Lysova, MikhalinaMikhalina Lysova Biathlon Women's 12,5 km Individual, visually impaired March 17
 Bronze Polukhin, NikolayNikolay Polukhin Cross-country skiing Men's 10 km Classic, visually impaired March 18
 Bronze Ilyuchenko, TatianaTatiana Ilyuchenko Cross-country skiing Women's 5 km Classic, visually impaired March 18
 Bronze Vasilyeva, LiubovLiubov Vasilyeva Cross-country skiing Women's 1 km Sprint Classic, visually impaired March 21
 Bronze Kiselev, VladimirVladimir Kiselev Cross-country skiing Men's 1 km Sprint, sitting March 21
 Bronze Burmistrova, AnnaAnna Burmistrova Cross-country skiing Women's 1 km Sprint Classic, standing March 21

Alpine skiing[edit]

Irek Mannanov in qualification for the Biathlon Men's 3km Pursuit (Visually Impaired) guided by Salavat Gumerov (in the yellow shirt).

Biathlon[edit]

Cross-country skiing[edit]

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