Ukrainian Paralympic team pins hopes in debut kinds of sports

Source : 112 Ukraine

Parakanoe, paratriathlon and wheelchair handball to be held for the first time
10:50, 29 August 2016

112 Agency

Ukraine places big hopes for high results in the debut sports at the Paralympic Games 2016. This was announced by Natalia Garach, the spokesperson of the National Paralympic Committee, on air of 112 Ukraine TV-channel.

"Our forecasts are optimistic, our team is big, representing 15 kinds of sport. This is for the first time we are performing with such a numerous team. Parakanoe, paratriathlon and  wheelchair handball - are the debut kinds of sports in Paralympics in Rio. That's why we are having high expectations. We believe them to represent Ukraine decently," - says Garach.

Related: Poroshenko: Paralympics athletes are already winners for us

Paralympic Games will begin on 7 September. Ukrainian national team will go to Rio de Janeiro on August 30.  Ukraine is to be represented by biggest team for the country - 172 sportsmen in 15 disciplines.

Related: Ukrainian Paralympics national team will be the most numerous in the history of Ukraine

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