Ukraine Paralympic swimmers win record number of medals in Europe

22:04, 10 May 2016
Ukraine
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Ukrainian Paralympic athletes won 110 European Swimming Championship medals, more than a third of them gold, beating their biggest rival – Russia. They came back to Ukraine on late May 9, according to Ukraine Today.

This year, Ukrainian athletes set 10 records and became the absolute winners in Funchal, Portugal, Ukraine Today reported.

"The result is beyond comparison. What makes it even more unique is that our team comprises 45 athletes, and 35 of them are medal-winners," said Valeriy Sushkevych, Presidential Commissioner for Rights of People with Disabilities in Ukraine.

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