9 February, 18:43

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Olga Graf, the bronze medalist of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in speed skating at 3000m, the press service of the Kremlin reports. Graf won the country’s first medal at the Olympics in Sochi, coming third at the 3000 meters event.

"You have given millions of fans some unforgettable moments of triumph and sincere joy, opened the medal standings of our team. A job well done! I am convinced that such a success will strengthen the spirit of Russian Olympic athletes and give them more strength and confidence," Putin's press service quotes.

Voice of Russia, RIA

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