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2020 Paralympic Games start in Tokyo today

Source : 112 Ukraine

About a hundred athletes will present Ukraine in the competitions
14:21, 24 August 2021

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On August 24, the Paralympic Games start in Tokyo. The opening ceremony begins at 14:00 at Kyiv time and it will be broadcasted by Suspilne.

XVI Paralympic Games that will take place in Tokyo on August 24-September 5, 2021, are the international multi-profile event for athletes with limited physical capacities and headed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

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About 4,400 athletes from 160 countries are going to participate in the Paralympic Games that will start on August 24. The national team from Afghanistan has canceled its participation due to the critical situation in the country.

About a hundred athletes will come to Tokyo Paralympics from Ukraine. They will participate in different competitions, particularly, archery, paracanoe, shooting, table tennis, and others. The biggest team in the Ukrainian Paralympic team is swimmers – 40 athletes.

Related: 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo to take place without audience

On Sunday, August 8, the closing ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics took place. The Ukrainian flag was carried by Lyudmyla Luzan, who received two bronze medals.

 

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