12 March 2014, Wednesday, 17:55

Azat Karachurin - Paralympic Games Champion 2014

author: Dmitry Slezin

In Sochi, Azat Karachurin, representative of Bashkortostan became the champion in biathlon 12.5 km pursuit at the XI Winter Paralympics.

Karachurin was 55 seconds ahead of silver medalist Norwegian Niels Erik Ulset and 1 minute 1 second of Canadian Mark Arends who became the third.

This is the first "gold" of Bashkir sportsmen at this Paralympics and the fourth award won by representatives of our republic.