Ukraine won the first gold medal at the Paralympic Games in Sochi.
The Paralympic Committee reported that  biathlete Vitaliy Lukyanenko won a gold medal for the team in the race at a distance of 7.5 km, Ukrainian Pravda reports.
Vitaly - is veteran of the Paralympic team of Ukraine, in which he participates for 17 years and is a "gold " winner of the Paralympic Games in Turin (2006) and Vancouver ( 2010).
In total,during the first day of competitions in Sochi, Ukraine has already won five medals - one gold, one silver and three bronze.