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Congratulations to Vladislav Lekomtsev, champion of the Paralympic Winter Games in 7.5km biathlon race

March 8, 2014

Vladimir Putin sent a message of congratulations to Vladislav Lekomtsev, champion of the XI Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi in the men’s 7.5km biathlon standing event.

The message reads, in part:

“Please accept my heartfelt congratulations on your gold medal at the Sochi Paralympics.

You have demonstrated the qualities of a true fighter and leader – an uncompromising, determined and strong-willed person. You snatched the victory from your competitor, beating him by a fraction of a second.”

March 8, 2014