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Rio Paralympics: Ukraine is close to 100 medals

Rio Paralympics: Ukraine is close to 100 medalsUkrainian athletes have beaten all the national records at the 15th Summer Paralympic Games.

Until yesterday, a record for Ukraine had been the Paralympics 2012 in London - then Ukraine secured 84 awards, including 32 gold.

Now the record has been set at the Rio Paralympics with the Ukrainian team having already 92 medals - two days prior to the end of the Games.

Among the latest victories, there are a swimmer Maxim Kripak's fifth gold medal and Eugene Bogodayko who became a four-time winner of the main start of the four-year period.

Canoeist Sergey Emelyanov and swimmer Gennady Boikoof became the most prolific athletes at the Paralympic Games.

One step away from the gold were Natalia Lagutenko (rowing), Dmitry Vinogradets and Denis Dubrov (both - swimming) and Maria Pomazan (athletics, shot put).

Swimmers Anton Kohl, Sergei and Irina Palamarchuk Sotskaya secured the bronze at the Paralympic Games.

Ukraine firmly holds third place in the medal standings.

Earlier Anna Stetsenko won 30th gold medal for Ukrainian team at Rio Paralympics.
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