UKRAINE'S PARALYMPIANS - AMAZING ATHLETES AND AMAZING PERFORMANCES

05.09.12


Satsova
Victoria Satsova

At the end of day 7, Ukraine has added another 9 medals to its total and is still in 4th place in the medals table with 59 in total.

The day began with gold medals from Roman Pavlyk in the F36 men's long jump and from cyclist Ihor Dementyev in the road individual time trial. Other athletics medals came from Anastasia Mysnyk and Svitlana Kudelya who won silver and bronze respectively in the women's F20 shot put.

Ukraine's swimmers once again showed they are amongst the best in the world. Serhiy Klippert added his second bronze in the 100m backstroke, while Yevhen Bohodayko added yet another gold in the 100m breaststroke - bringing his personal medal tally to 4 (2 bronze and 2 gold). In the 50m women's backstroke, Ukraine came away with silver and bronze, from Hanna Yelisavetska and Iryna Sotska.

But perhaps the most stunning achievement of the night came from Victoria Satsova, competing in her first Paralympics and only 14 years old. Not only did she win gold in the 100m breaststroke against a much more experienced field, but she also set a new Paralympic record. Victoria is definitely a talent to watch for the future!

The women's sitting volleyball team lost their semi-final match against the USA and will now face the Netherlands in the bronze medal play-off - having already beaten them in the preliminary group round. Ukraine's 7-a-side footballers drew 1-1 against Brazil in a hard-fought match and will now play Iran in Friday's semi-final.

Ukraine now has 22 gold, 17 silver and 20 bronze medals - and is only 4 gold medals away from the total won in Beijing.

We're sure that the talent and dedication of Ukraine's Paralympic team will bring them yet more success in the next few days!

 



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