News Society, 13/09/2021

Kharkiv Athletes Success at 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

“In total, Kharkivites attained medals in 17 disciplines. Overall, a total of 20 medals including medals in team relay races,” informs the Kharkiv Regional State Administration press service.

Among these awards, two silver medals belong to the Kharkiv wheelchair fencer Olena Fedota. She won the first medal in individual saber fencing, the second – in the epee team, in which all three participants are from Kharkiv. Therefore, Olena calls the second medal special “Because it is ours.”

Table tennis player Maryna Lytovchenko from Kharkiv won gold and silver at the Paralympics games.

Kharkiv swimmer Maksym Veraksa got silver competing in the Men’s 100m freestyle S12 and two bronze medals in Men’s 50m freestyle S13 and Mixed 4x100m freestyle relay VI.

According to Hromadske, 26-year-old Kharkiv swimmer Maksym Krypak became the top multi-medalist of the Tokyo Paralympics. Cumulatively he got seven medals: a total of five gold in Men’s 100m backstroke S10, Men’s 100m butterfly S10, Men’s 100m freestyle S10, Men’s 200m medley SM10, Men’s 400m freestyle S10; one silver in Men’s 50m freestyle S10 and one bronze in Men’s 4x100m freestyle relay.

Maksym Krypak is a five-time winner at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, five-time world champion and 10-time European champion.

The national team of Ukraine received 98 medals at the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo (Japan). In the medal standings, Ukraine finished sixth highest of all the Paralympic teams from 162 countries.

Text: Natalia Ivanova

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