Ukraine at Paralympics 2016: Warm welcome for Ukrainian Paralympians (video)
Sport11:52 Sep. 22, 2016

Warm welcome for Ukrainian Paralympians (video)

Our Paralympians returned from Rio with record number of medals - 117 and third place in general team rating

Ukrainian Paralympians return home. After a 25 hour journey, they landed in Boryspil airport late at night. Despite the wind, rain, and cold weather, hundreds of fans, friends, relatives, servicemen, volunteers and journalists awaited the winners to arrive.

Read more Ukraine's Paralympic team finishes Rio Games with 117 medals

The welcoming crowd lined up forming two rows at the arrivals terminal - which was specially allocated for the Paralympians. Relatives and friends of athletes were best-prepared: they had flowers, balloons, and welcoming banners.

Read more Extraordinary breakthrough: Ukraine gain third position in Paralympics medal table

Ukrainian Paralympians had a stunning performance at Rio. They won 117 medals, 41 of them - golden. For the first time in Ukraine's history, our athletes have got third place in general team rating. 

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