Belarus bags third gold at 2018 Paralympics


Belarus bags third gold at 2018 Paralympics


Belarusian athlete Sviatlana Sakhanenka became a two-time champion of the Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang.

Sakhanenka won a 1.5-kilometer sprint ski race among athletes with visual impairment. Second place went to Mikhalina Lysova from Russia, and in third was Oksana Shishkova from Ukraine.

This award is the third one for Sviatlana Sakhanenka at the current Paralympic Games. Previously, the 28-year-old athlete snatched gold in the ski race and also won bronze in the biathlon sprint.

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Parents and friends cheered for Sviatlana in her native town. Here you can read more facts about the Belarusian paralympian.

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Another gold for Belarus was earlier won by Yury Holub, who dedicated this gold to parents and said 16 is his lucky number.

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Belarus now owns nine Paralympic medals in total.