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Ukraine’s national team takes part in opening ceremony of Paralympics 2016
09:46, 8 September 2016
Ukraine’s national team takes part in opening ceremony of Paralympics 2016

Opening ceremony held at Maracana stadium in Rio

09:46, 8 September 2016

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The national team of Ukraine took its place in the stadium at the opening ceremony of the Paralympics in the Brazilian Rio de Janeiro. President of the athletes of the Paralympic Committee Valeriy Sushkevich headed the Ukrainian delegation.

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Each delegation came with a piece of slide with the name written on one side of it. Then they laid out a huge mural with portraits of athletes putting these slides together. When all the teams created a united mural, the lights went out, and the panel has turned into an image of a beating heart.

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This year Ukraine has a record number of athletes - 155 paralympians are taking part in the competitions. Ukrainian Paralympic team rates on 3-4th place in the world.

Recall that the 15th Summer Paralympic Games kicked off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on September 7.

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