Paralympics 2016: Ukrainian flag hoisted at Paralympic Games in Rio

18:26 Sep. 6, 2016

Ukrainian flag hoisted at Paralympic Games in Rio

Ukrainian flag in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Source:

Athletes start competing tomorrow

The Ukrainian flag has already risen in Rio de Janeiro. XV Paralympic Games start on September 7 and will last until September 18. For the first time, the competition will include two more sports – canoe-kayak and triathlon. Overall athletes will compete in 22 sports.

Ukrainian team consists of 172 athletes - the biggest number ever. It has a very strong history of Olympic wins. At previous games, in 2012 in London, Ukrainians won 32 gold medals. London games were the most successful Paralympic Games to date.

Watch more In high spirits, Ukraine's Paralympic team heads to Rio 2016

Our team starts competitions on September 8. We will post infographics to inform you about their success. 

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