10 February 2014
The head of the ROC was the first to congratulate the medalists of the Russian Olympic team
On Sunday, February 9, he first medals appeared in the medal box of the Russian Olympic team. The President of the Russian Olympic Committee commented on the results of the previous day, which brought some unforgettable moments of celebration and sincere joy to the Russian fans:
“The last day was very successful for the Russian team. First of all, because of the gold medal in the team figure skating event. This is a new event added to the Olympics this year, and probably not the gold medal itself is important, but the way it was won. The brilliant performances of Yulia Lipnitskaya, Evgeni Plushenko and our couples allowed our country to win with an enviable advantage. This is an unquestioned victory. They are the first heroes of the Olympic Games.
The Russian fans became even happier after the successful performance of Olga Viluhina, who took the second place. It was a tough season for her, so it was great that she was able to perform well at the Olympics.
Speedskater Olga Graf got the bronze in the women’s 3,000 for Russia’s first medal of any kind at Sochi , and it is also a great success. Also the performance of Albert Demchenko should be mentioned. These are his seventh Olympic Games and silver medal is an outstanding achievement. We wish him every success in the upcoming team competition and in the relay” .
The head of the ROC Alexander Zhukov expressed the hope that the first medals will inspire the Russian team to further victories and wished good luck to our team.