Ukraine at Paralympic Games: Ukraine's Paralympic team finishes Rio Games with 117 medals

13:54 Sep. 18, 2016

Ukraine's Paralympic team finishes Rio Games with 117 medals

Photo: Ukraine's Paralympic Committee

Ukrainian athletes get third place in overall medal ranking

The final score of Ukraine's team at the Paralympic Games 2016 in Rio is 117 medals: 41 gold, 37 silver and 39 bronze. This year's result is 33 medals more comparing with the previous games in London, according to Ukraine's Paralympic Committee press service.

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As of the last day of the Paralympics, the Ukrainian team is taking the third place in overall medal ranking right after China and the UK.

On Saturday, Ukrainian athletes won 13 medals in swimming and athletics.


Ievgenii Bogodaiko of the Ukraine competes in heat 2 of the men's 200-meter individual medley - SM7 swimming event (AP Photo)


Ukraine's Ihor Tsvietov celebrates winning the gold in the men's 100-meter T35 final (AP Photo)


Ukraine's soccer team celebrates winning 2-1 over Iran at a 7-a-side men's gold medal match (AP Photo)

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko greeted and thanked Ukrainian sportspersons for the great achievements. 

"Thank you for brilliant results, sincere emotions, and inspiration, which you have been giving us every day", the President's FB page reads

Read also: Ukrainian Paralympians beat their own score and win 92 medals

The official closing ceremony of the Paralympic games 2016 will take place on Sunday evening, September 18. 


Gold medal winner Serhii Yemelianov of Ukraine shakes hands with bronze medal winner Caio Ribeiro De Carvalho, of Brazil (AP Photo)

A week after the Paralympic Games started, Ukraine have already won over 70 medals. 



Ukraine's Yevheniia Breus, left, competes to win the bronze against Hungary's Zsuzsanna Krajnyak in the women's individual epee category A wheelchair fencing event (AP Photo) 

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Ukraine's Yegor Dementyev celebrates his gold medal for the men's C4 4000-meter individual pursuit (AP Photo)

On September 22, Ukrainian Paralympic team returned home. 

Watch more Triumphant return of Paralympic team to Kyiv (photos, video)

It was met at the airport by hundreds of supporters.

Watch more Warm welcome for Ukrainian Paralympians

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