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Russia's Minnegulov Wins 20km Cross-Country

ROSA KHUTOR — Russia continued its domination of Sochi Paralympic cross-country skiing as Rushan Minnegulov sped to victory in the men's 20-kilometer standing event.

Minnegulov led at every stage of the race as he finished in a time of 50 minutes 55.1 seconds, a full 36.4 seconds ahead of second-placed Finn Ilkka Tuomisto.

The bronze went to Russia's Vladislav Lekomtsev, who won the 7.5km biathlon event on Saturday.

Paralympic cross-country events use the principle of "calculated time," under which an athlete's time is modified by a percentage reflecting the severity of their disability.

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