Russia up to 2nd place in Sochi Olympics medals standing
Russia rose to 2nd place in the XXII Winter Olympic Games medals standing after Alexei Voyevoda and Alexander Zubkov won gold in the two-men bobsleigh competition, and ice dancers Yelena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov took bronze.
The Russian national team has already won 18 medals - five gold, seven silver and six bronze - at the Sochi Olympics.
Germany remains at the top of the medals standing with eight gold, three silver and two bronze medals. The Netherlands is in 3rd place having won five gold, five silver and seven bronze medals.
Five sets of medals were handed out at the Sochi Olympics on February 17.
Apart from Voyevoda and Zubkov, Monday's gold medals went to Belarusian athlete Darya Domracheva (women's biathlon 12.5 km mass start), the U.S. ice dancing pair of Maryl Davis and Charlie White, Belarusian athlete Anton Kushnir (the men's aerials), and Germany won team gold in Olympic ski jumping.
Silver medals: Czech athlete Gabriela Soukalova (women's biathlon 12.5 km mass start), the Canadian ice dancing duo of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Swiss bobsledders Alex Baumann and Beat Hefti (the two-men bobsleigh competition), Australian athlete David Morris (men's aerials), and Austria in the team ski jumping competition.
Bronze medals: Norwegian biathlete Tiril Eckhoff (women's 12.5 km mass start), U.S. bobsledders Steven Holcomb and Steve Langton, Chinese athlete Jia Zongyang (men's aerials), and Japan in the team ski jumping competition.