Representing the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC), Dmitry Safronov won the gold in the men’s 100m T35 race on Monday with a new world record of 11.39 seconds.
Clinching the bronze, compatriot Artem Kalashian was 0.36 seconds slower and completed an impressive double-medal finish for the RPC team.
In between the pair was silver medalist Tsvietov from Ukraine, with a personal best time of 11.47 seconds.
However, after distinguishing himself on the track, Tsvietov then refused to follow the customs of the competition by choosing not to be photographed with Safronov and Kalashian on the podium.
As a result, the RPC duo gathered with Tsvietov awkwardly some distance away.