Snowboarder Vic Wild brought Russia a third Olympic bronze medal

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Snowboarder Vic Wild brought Russia a third Olympic bronze medal
Snowboarder Vic Wild brought Russia a third Olympic bronze medal
8 February, 13:28SportPhoto: ОКР
Russian snowboarder Vic Wild won the bronze medal in the parallel giant slalom snowboard competition. This is the third bronze in the piggy bank of Russian athletes in the Beijing Olympics.

In the race for third place, he managed to get ahead of the Italian Roland Fischnaller, reports Sovetsky Sport.

Gold in this discipline went to the Austrian athlete Benjamin Carl. Silver was taken by an athlete from Slovenia Tim Mastnak.

Russian athlete Dmitry Loginov was eliminated in the quarterfinals, while Andrey Sobolev failed to qualify. Dmitry Karlagachev did not participate in the competition , as the day before he was diagnosed with a coronavirus.

Recall that 35-year-old Vic Wild is a native of the United States. In 2012, he received Russian citizenship. He competed for Russia at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Then he won two gold medals.

Russia remains in third place in the medal standings. On account of Russian athletes - two gold medals and three silver and bronze. The country is ahead of Sweden and China, who each have three gold medals.

The Olympic Games are held in Beijing from 4 to 20 February.

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