Medals in the women’s 5km cross-country skiing have been awarded in standing and visually impaired.
In the standing category, Anna Milenina of Russia won the gold medal. After the first mark she was in fifth place, but quickly caught up and finished first with a time of 13 minutes and 31.9 seconds.
The silver medal went to Yulia Batenkova of Ukraine, who also pulled ahead in the final meters and finished the race 12.5 seconds after Milenina. Another Ukrainian, Oleksandra Kononova, led for nearly the entire race, but in the end secured a bronze medal, 15 seconds behind the leader.
The three best athletes in the visually impaired race were all Russian. In fourth place was Oksana Shyshkova of Ukraine. Standing on the Paralympic podium on the final day of competition were Elena Remizova, who won gold with a time of 13 minutes and 23.8 seconds, silver medalist Mikhalina Lysova with a lag time of 3.9 seconds, and bronze medalist Yulia Budaleeva, who finished 4.8 seconds after the leader.