Ukrainian athletes win 12 medals on fifth day of Paralympics
Ukrainians won another 12 awards (4 gold, 6 silver and 2 bronze medals) on the fifth day of the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Anton Datsko and Andriy Demchuk won two gold medals in wheelchairs fencing.
Ihor Tsvetov won gold medal and set Paralympics record, having improved his previous achievement in 200m (25.64 – previous result, 25.11 – new result). Oksana Boturchuk won silver medal at the same distance (23.65).
Roman Pavlyk won the bronze in the long jump with a result of 5.61 meters and a personal best.
World record was set by Olha Sviderska: she finished 150m medley swimming in 2:54.14, setting a world record, breaking her own world record of 2:58.72 set in the morning.
Another two records – world and Paralympic – were set by Denys Dubrov, having improved his records set in the morning (55.29 against 54.71). Maksym Kripak won silver medal in 100m Butterfly swimming.
Maryna Piddubna won bronze medal in 50m freestyle swimming (31.23). Yevhen Bohodayko won silver medal in 50m Butterfly swimming.
Three more silver medals were won by Yaroslav Denysenko, Hanna Stetsenko, and Olha Sviderska.
On September 12, Ukrainians set four world records, one European record, and three Paralympics records.
Ukrainian team is still ranked third in the medal table, having got 61 awards (22-19-20).
China tops the table (50 gold, 40 silver, 28 bronze medals), the UK ranks the second (28 gold, 16 silver and 19 bronze medals).
U.S. team is the fourth (16 gold, 17 silver, 13 bronze medals).