Ekaterina Rumyantseva claimed four gold medals at the Beijing 2022 replacement event ©Getty Images

Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin declared the country’s replacement event for the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics as a "great international festival of adaptive sports".

Competition came to a close in the Siberian city of Khanty-Mansiysk today with Russia racking up more than 100 medals to top the standings.

The host nation finished the five-day event with 39 golds, 40 silvers and 27 bronzes, according to Russia’s official state news agency TASS.

Under the slogan "We are together, Sport", the event was devised to allow athletes from Russia and Belarus the opportunity to compete after they were banned from the Winter Paralympics in Beijing following the invasion of Ukraine.

Matytsin believes it was a great success following the involvement of teams of Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.

"I express my deep gratitude to the organisers, the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Yugra for hospitality, foreign teams for participation and support, the Russian Paralympic Committee and all Russian athletes," said Matytsin.

"You are the pride of the country, the medals won in a fair fight, to proof.

"Games 'We are together, Sport' is a great international festival of adaptive sports, bringing together the best Paralympic athletes from Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.

"Khanty-Mansiysk has extensive experience in holding major competitions. 

"The Games have become a large-scale platform for getting to know the culture of the peoples of Yugra and exchanging international experience.

"I am sure that the Games have left a special place in the hearts of athletes, spectators and organisers."

Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin claims the event in Khanty-Mansiysk left a
Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin claims the event in Khanty-Mansiysk left a "special place" in the hearts of athletes ©Getty Images

Competitions were held in Alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, ice hockey, snowboarding and wheelchair curling.

Belarus finished second in the medal table with five golds, two silvers and nine bronzes, while Armenia came third with one gold.

Russian six-time world champion Ivan Golubkov achieved the most medals at the event with four golds and two silvers.

"After Beijing, it’s hard, everyone knows, we returned upset," Golubkov told TASS.

Other Russian gold medallists included triple Paralympic cross-country skiing champion Ekaterina Rumyantseva who captured four titles and skiers Varvara Voronchikhina and Aleksey Bugaev who bagged two golds each.

"The Russian Federation has once again proved that it can organise and hold any sports events of the highest level in the shortest possible time," added Russia’s Deputy Sports Minister Odes Baisultanov when speaking at the Closing Ceremony.

"During the Games, the city of Khanty-Mansiysk became the Paralympic capital.

"The best athletes of the planet gathered here."