Russian Paralympic athletes today triumphed in the men's 12.5 km biathlon in the sitting category. Roman Petushkov led the field and won his third gold at these Games. He was the dominant leader of the race, without a single miss at all four shooting ranges and finishing ahead of his compatriot Alexey Bychenok by an impressive 40 seconds (34 min and 48.8 sec.) Alexey also cleanly closed all 20 targets and finished second with a time of 35 min and 59.6 sec. Russia completed the clean sweep of the podium with a bronze secured by Grigory Murygin in a time of 35 min and 59.6 sec.