Tretyakov victory puts Russia in third place
The athlete brings Russia the first gold in the skeleton games.
Alexander Tretyakov won gold at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. The Russian was the first in all four races on the skeleton track. As a result, he brought Russia the fourth gold medal in the Olympics. His victory propped Russia to the third place in medal ratings and, 8 days before the completion of the Games, improve the four-years-old result of the Vancouver Games. Then, Russian Athletes earned 15 medals (same as now), but that time Russian team had one less gold and silver medals.
After four races in skeleton, Tretyakov outpaced Martins Dukurs of Latvia by 0.81 seconds. Matthew Antoine of the United States lagged behind the champion even more — nearly 3 seconds.