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2014 Paralympic Winter medal count standings after 1st full day of final events

The first day of medal events are done at the 2014 Paralympics.
The first day of medal events are done at the 2014 Paralympics.
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The first official day of medal events for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, are over, and the host country has already jumped out to a big lead. Through the events on Saturday, March 8, 2014, the Russian Federation has already racked up a whopping 12 total medals, and that includes four gold, six silver, and two bronze.

Coming in second after day one is the Ukraine with five total medals, but as you can see, that's not even close to the host country. Three countries are tied with three medals each - Japan, Canada, and the United States.

Germany, Slovakia, and France each captured two medals while four countries nabbed one each.

SEE: 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi: Final medal count standings for all countries after all events

Twelve countries overall won medals on the first day of the games, but there are sure to be a lot more to come.

In the Biathlon, the men and women of the Russian Federation cleaned up on Saturday as they took four of six gold medals. For the United States, Alana Nichols, Allison Jones, and Laurie Stephens took home medals.

There are a lot of medal events coming up on day two (Sunday, March 9, 2014), so be sure to check back tomorrow for the updated medal count.

Remember that Sochi is nine hours ahead of the Eastern time zone for the United States. That means the day's events are officially completed, but won't be shown until prime time television for America.

Below is a small legend showing the meaning of each letter in the medal count standings below and for each country. If a particular medal has not been won yet, it is left out.

  • Gold = G
  • Silver = S
  • Bronze = B

Medal Count through Saturday, March 8, 2014:

  1. Russian Federation: 4 G, 6 S, 2 B - Total =12
  2. Ukraine: 1 G, 1 S, 3 B - Total = 5
  3. Japan: 1 G, 0 S, 2 B - Total = 3
  4. Canada: 2 S, 1 B - Total = 3
  5. United States: 1 S, 2 B - Total = 3
  6. Germany: 2 G - Total = 2
  7. Slovakia: 1 G, 1 S - Total = 2
  8. France: 1 G, 1 B - Total = 2
  9. Austria: 1 G - Total = 1
  10. Spain: 1 G - Total = 1
  11. Great Britain: 1 S - Total = 1
  12. Belarus: 1 B - Total = 1
  13. Andorra: Total = 0
  14. Argentina: Total = 0
  15. Armenia: Total = 0
  16. Australia: Total = 0
  17. Belgium: Total = 0
  18. Bosnia and Herzegovina: Total = 0
  19. Brazil: Total = 0
  20. Bulgaria: Total = 0
  21. Chile: Total = 0
  22. China: Total = 0
  23. Croatia: Total = 0
  24. Czech Republic: Total = 0
  25. Denmark: Total = 0
  26. Finland: Total = 0
  27. Greece: Total = 0
  28. Iceland: Total = 0
  29. IR Iran: Total = 0
  30. Italy: Total = 0
  31. Kazakhstan: Total = 0
  32. Korea: Total = 0
  33. Mexico: Total = 0
  34. Mongolia: Total = 0
  35. Netherlands: Total = 0
  36. New Zealand: Total = 0
  37. Norway: Total = 0
  38. Poland: Total = 0
  39. Romania: Total = 0
  40. Serbia: Total = 0
  41. Slovenia: Total = 0
  42. Sweden: Total = 0
  43. Switzerland: Total = 0
  44. Turkey: Total = 0
  45. Uzbekistan

Be sure to check back with the National Sports Examiner for lots of Paralympic coverage, and every single night for a full medal count for all countries.

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