Viche 2012 19

19, 2012

Paralympic triumph

Peking record was beaten. From the point of view of effectiveness we performed better. There is dynamics, and today we remain the leaders of the world paralympic sport, - said the president of the Paralympic Committee of Ukraine Valeriy Sushkevich, summarizing XIV Summer Paralympic Games in London (August 29 - September 9, 2012). The Ukrainian team won the honorable fourth place in the overall ranking, received 84 medals: 32 gold, 24 silver and 28 bronze. The last point in the competition was put by the principle football match between the old rivals - Ukraine and Russia, where the Russians won their 36th gold medal of the competition. The top three was made by China (95 gold medals, 71 silver and 65 bronze), the Russian Federation (36, 38 and 28 medals respectively) and United Kingdom (34 gold, 43 silver and 43 bronze).