Paralympic Winter Games
7-16 March

Sochi 2014 Sports

Oleh Leshchyshyn competing

Oleh Leshchyshyn of Ukraine competes in the Men's 12.5km Standing Biathlon event at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games

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Sochi 2014 saw athletes compete in five different sports.

Russia topped the medals table, winning 30 golds and 80 total medals thanks to several top performances in Nordic skiing.

Germany finished second with nine golds and 15 total medals and were followed by Canada with seven golds and 16 total medals.

Nineteen of the 45 countries competing won at least one medal.

Russia’s Roman Petushkov was the most decorated individual, wining six golds in seven events in biathlon and cross-country skiing.

German alpine skier Anna Schaffelhuber, just 21, won gold in all five of her events in the women’s sitting class to match Lauren Woolstencroft’s record of five golds for a female athlete at the Winter Games.

By taking the title in three cross-country skiing events – the men’s 1km sprint, 10km and 20km visually impaired races – Canada’s Brian McKeever increased his career Paralympic golds to In the 1im sprint, he overcame a fall at the start of the race to dramatically win gold.

The USA became the first ice sledge hockey team to win back-to-back Paralympic golds, while Canada won their third straight Paralympic gold in wheelchair curling.

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