21 October 2016

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Ukraine secures two more golds in Rio Paralympics: football, table tennis

Ukraine Paralympic Team’s golden medal count hits 37.

Men's Football gold medal match was held in Rio as well as Men’s Team Table Tennis finals, with both events resulting in National Team Ukraine winning.

Ukrainian football players defeated the Iranian team, who in turn had stopped the advance of competition hosts Brasil in semi-finals. Ukrainians had also won over Brasil at the group stage, therefore there were to strongest teams in the finals, objectively. After Volodymyr Antoniuk opened the score 26 minutes into the 1st half, Mehdi Jamali delivered an equalizer at the start of the 2nd half. The winner was scored by Ukraine’s Artem Krasilnikov (65’).

BBC scrutinizes Ukraine's Paralympic successIn turn, in the men's team table tennis tournament, the Ukrainian team beat Germany, the UK and Sweden, with the same score 2:0.

Thus, Viktor Didukh, Mikhailo Popov, and Maksym Nikolenko brought Ukraine’s gold medal count to 37.

Ukrainian Paralympic athletes have also won 30 silver and 34 bronze, with a total number of 101 medals. 

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