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Congratulations to Paralympic Winter Games champion in the 7.5km biathlon event Roman Petushkov

March 8, 2014

Vladimir Putin sent a message of congratulations to the champion of the XI Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi Roman Petushkov, who won the 7.5km sitting biathlon race.

The message reads, in part:

“My congratulations on your triumph at the XI Paralympic Winter Games.

You were unequalled both in the race and on the shooting range. You confirmed your top-level skills and excellent training and proved that you are a true leader capable of fighting to the end and winning. You have met our highest expectations by bringing our team the first gold medal of the Sochi Paralympics.”

March 8, 2014