Today the national competition Invictus Games 2018 was officially opened in Kyiv. This is stated on the team's Facebook page.
It is noted that during the day wounded Ukrainian servicemen and veterans will compete for 60 medals in eight sports.
Today's competitions are the final stage of the selection of candidates for the National team, which this fall will represent Ukraine on the world's Invictus Games in Australian Sydney.
We recall, Invictus Games is an international competition in the Paralympic style. The founder of the Games is Prince Harry. Wounded servicemen and veterans take part in this event.
This year, 175 participants from 23 regions take part in the National Games. They represent the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard, the National Police, the State Border Guard Service and the Security Service of Ukraine, volunteer units and veterans. To the national team of Ukraine will be selected 15 athletes.
The national team of Ukraine will take part in Invictus Games for the second time. Last year in Toronto, during its debut, the Ukrainian team became one of the best among 16 participants, winning 14 medals in total, 8 of which were gold medals.
This year the Games will be held on October 20-27 in Sydney (Australia).