Thomson ReutersFebruary 16, 2014 13:17
By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy
ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) - Russia, watched by President Vladimir Putin, claimed their first cross-country skiing medal of the Sochi Olympics when they took silver in the men's 4x10km relay on Sunday.
Dmitriy Japarov, Alexander Bessmertnykh, Alexander Legkov and Maxim Vylegzhanin brought their country its first medal in the history of the event, finishing 27.3 seconds behind Sweden.
"My ski's were playing up today," Japarov, who led the Russians off, told reporters.