Ukrainian Paralympic athlets won 26 medals at the World Championship
15:56, 5 November 2015

Ukrainian Paralympic athlets won 26 medals at the World Championship

Ukraine became sixth by the total number of medals won in Qatar

15:56, 5 November 2015

Lviv regional administration

Ukrainian Paralympics sportsmen won 26 medals and set two world records and went to the list of fifteen strongest athletic world, becoming the twelfth by the number of gold medals and sixth by the total number of medals.

China became the leader of the competition (85 medals: 41 gold, 26 silver, 18 bronze). Russia took the second place (69 medals: 21 gold, 21 silver, 24 bronze), third place went to the U.S. team (13 gold, 16 silver , 10 bronze).
In particular, the World Championships in Athletics with lesions of the musculoskeletal system and visually impaired for athletes were successfully completed by the participants from Lviv Roman Pavlyk and Orysia Ilchyna. It was reported by Deputy Head of Youth and Sports of Lviv Regional State Administration Oksana Vatseba, Day. Specifically, Roman Pavlyk won four medals - two silver (long jump and running at a distance of 200 m) and two bronze (running 100 m and 400 m distances). Orysia Ilchyna ranked third place in the discus throw competition.

The 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, Qatar, is one of the last major competitions ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The competition was held 21-31 October and featured around 1,300 athletes from 90 countries and took place in the 12,000 capacity Qatar Sports Club’s - Suhaim Bin Hamam stadium.

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