President awards Olympic and Paralympic athletes05.10.2016 16:24 174
President Petro Poroshenko met with champions and prize winners of the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2016, coaching staff and doctors of the teams to present high state awards to the best athletes.
This has been reported by the press service of the Head of State.
“Thank you for such a powerful representation of Ukraine, for this great victory that has been achieved due to a tremendous will of the athletes. Thank you for your patriotism and love for Ukraine,” he said.
The President paid special attention to the Paralympic Team of Ukraine, which is an object of pride for every Ukrainian citizen. “To say that it is the best performance in our Paralympic history is to say nothing. The Ukrainian team showed its vanguard role in the world Paralympic movement, because over 170 countries have been struggling for the honorable right to be in the top three best sports countries of the world,” he said.
Ukrainian Paralympic athletes won 117 medals: 41 gold, 37 silver and 39 bronze medals. They set 22 world records, 32 Paralympic records and 54 European Paralympic records.