Russian skiers for the first time in 42 years won the men's relay at the Olympic Games

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Russian skiers for the first time in 42 years won the men's relay at the Olympic Games
Russian skiers for the first time in 42 years won the men's relay at the Olympic Games
14 February, 09:11SportPhoto: Global Look Press
The Russian men's team won the 4x10 km relay at the Beijing Olympics. For Alexander Bolshunov, this is the second gold of the Beijing Olympics.

Athletes managed to overcome the distance in an hour, 54 minutes and 50.7 seconds.

In the relay, the Russian team was represented by Alexey Chervotkin, Alexander Bolshunov, Denis Spitsov and Sergey Ustyugov. The first two stages were held in the classical style, two more - in the free style.

This is the first victory of the Russians at the Olympic Games in 42 years. Last time, Russian skiers in the relay at the Olympics in Pyeongchang won silver. The last time the USSR national team won the Games in this discipline was in 1980.

Thus, the national team has four gold medals.

It's worth reminding that for Bolshunov this is the second gold of the Beijing Olympics. He brought the first medal of the Russian team - gold in the skiathlon. The second was another Russian Denis Spitsov, who won silver. On February 11, the skier won silver in the race at a distance of 115 km with a classic move from a separate start.

On the eve of the Russian biathlete Maxim Tsvetkov became the fourth in the sprint race at the Olympic Games in Beijing. He did not have one and a half seconds to enter the top three winners.

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