Support The Moscow Times!

Russia's Demchenko Takes Home Silver in Luge

KRASNAYA POLYANA — Slider Albert Demchenko won the silver in men's single luge, earning Russia's fourth medal at the Sochi Olympics so far.

Demchenko, 42, took home the silver medal on Sunday in his record seventh Winter Olympic appearance, a feat matched only by Japanese ski jumper Noriaki Kasai.

Demchenko was 0.476 seconds behind German slider Felix Loch, who won his second straight Olympic gold medal.

Italy's Armin Zoeggeler took the bronze, 0.795 seconds further back.

The next luge event is the women's singles Monday and Tuesday, before the men's doubles Wednesday and team relay Thursday.

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world.

Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from domestic violence and LGBT issues to the climate crisis and a secretive nuclear blast that exposed unknowing doctors to radiation.

Please consider making a one-time donation — or better still a recurring donation — to The Moscow Times to help us continue producing vital, high-quality journalism about the world's largest country.