Cross-country competitions in the sitting category have concluded in the women’s 5km and men’s 10km races.
The women’s 5km race was won by Andrea Eskau of Germany. Jumping ahead in the first meters of the race, she finished in 16 minutes and 8.6 seconds and won her second medal at the Paralympic Games in Sochi – her first medal being in the 6km biathlon. The silver medalist was Lyudmyla Pavlenko of Ukraine (16:27.00) and the bronze medalist was Oksana Masters of the United States (17:04.8).
The men's race ended with a victory for Chris Klebl of Canada. At the 4.1km mark he unexpectedly took the lead from Russians Roman Petushkov and Grigory Murygin, and without giving up this position he reached the finish line as the winner (30:52.0). The silver medalist, Maxym Yarovyi of Ukraine, lost to Klebl by 14.5 seconds, and the bronze medalist, Grigory Murygin of Russia, finished 26.2 seconds after the winner.