Russia won gold in events including women's mountain biking ©Deaflympics

Russia enjoyed more success today at the 23rd Summer Deaflympics in Samsun today with victories in sports including mountain biking and karate.

Ksenia Kalibina won the women's 18 kilometres cross-country race in 1 hour 3min 17sec at the Mountain Bike Trail.

She finished 64sec clear of Marina Islamova as Kumi Hayase clocked 1:07.30 for bronze.

Adrian Babic of Slovakia recovered from his road race bronze yesterday to win the corresponding 27km men's race.

He clocked 1:09:46 to easily beat Russian rival Alexander Ilinykh by 2:45.

Aleksei Kudrin of Russia finished a further second back in bronze.

Sergei Borovikin also claimed Russian gold today in under 67 kilograms kumite karate.

He beat home hope Mehmet Ali Sapmaz in the final as bronze medals were shared between Iran's Mohammad Khodayar and Maksym Belenok of Ukraine.

Venezuela also won two gold medals.

Liz Yeraldine Marcano Cabeza won the women's kata competition after getting the better of team-mate Diana Auxilliadora Godoy while a second title was added by Ana Esther Rivera in the under 50kg division.

Russia has now won 45 gold and 94 total medals in comparison with just eight golds and 44 medals for second placed Ukraine.

More than 3,000 athletes from 97 countries are taking part at the premier event for deaf athletes in the Black Sea city.

They are competing in 20 sports - athletics, badminton, basketball, beach volleyball, bowling, road cycling, football, golf, handball, judo, karate, mountain bike, orienteering, shooting, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball and wrestling.