Last day for Ukraine at Paralympics
10:44, 18 September 2016

Last day for Ukraine at Paralympics

National team won 117 medals

10:44, 18 September 2016

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Ukrainian athletes won three gold medals in the swimming competition at the Paralympics, the official website of the Games reports.

Elizabeth Merezhko, Maxim Veraksa and Anna Stetsenko brought the victory. Elizabeth Merezhko showed the best results in the women's swim in the 100-meter freestyle (S6 category), and surpassed her compatriot Victoria Savtsova and Ellie Robinson from the UK.

Related: Ukraine claims over 100 medals at Paralympics in Rio

Maxim Veraksa won in the men's swim in the 50 meter freestyle (S12 category). At the finish he was faster than Dmitry Salei (Azerbaijan) and its teammate Ilya Yaremenko. Swimmer Anna Stetsenko excelled in the women's 100 meters backstroke (S13 category). Second place got Abby Kane from the UK, and Kate Dedekind from Australia - the third.

Right now there are 117 awards on account of the national team of Ukraine - 41 gold, 37 silver and 39 bronze medals.

Related: 2016 Paralympics in Rio: Ukraine claims 92 medals after eight days of competitions

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