Rio Paralympics: Ukraine wins two more gold medals at Rio Paralympics: football, table tennis

14:07 Sep. 17, 2016

Ukraine wins two more gold medals at Rio Paralympics: football, table tennis

Gold medalists Players of Ukraine celebrate on the podium at the medal ceremony for the Football 7-a-side (GettyImages Photo

Ukraine Paralympic Team's golden medal count hits 37. 

Men's Football gold medal match was held in Rio as well as the Men's Team Table Tennis finals, with both events resulting in National Team Ukraine winning.

Ukrainian football players defeated the Iranian team, who in turn stopped the advance of competition hosts Brasil in semi-finals.

Read also: Ukranian Paralympic team fights for new records (infographics)

Ukrainians had also won over Brasil at the group stage, therefore there were two of the strongest teams in the finals, objectively. After Volodymyr Antoniuk opened the score 26 minutes into the 1st half, Mehdi Jamali delivered an equalizer at the start of the 2nd half. The winner was scored by Ukraine's Artem Krasilnikov (65').

In turn, the men's  table tennis 
team tournament, the Ukrainian team beat Germany, the UK and Sweden, with the same score 2:0.

Read also: Glory to Ukraine: 11 more medals at Paralympics (video, infographics)

Thus, Viktor Didukh, Mikhailo Popov, and Maksym Nikolenko brought Ukraine's gold medal count to 37.

Ukrainian Paralympic athletes have also won 30 silver and 34 bronze, with a total number of 101 medals. 

Reporting by UNIAN 

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