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Congratulations to skiers Alexander Legkov, Maxim Vylegzhanin and Ilya Chernousov

February 23, 2014

Vladimir Putin sent a message of congratulations to Alexander Legkov, Maxim Vylegzhanin, and Ilya Chernousov, who won the gold, silver and bronze medals respectively in the 50 km mass start race at the Sochi 2014 Olympics.

The President said, in particular, in his message:

“Each of you demonstrated your excellent individual training and showed your best fighting spirit. Most important of all, you acted as a single, united team. I am sure that your victory will become one of the legends of the Sochi Games.”

February 23, 2014