Ukraine overtook US in final medal standings of Paralympics 2016, taking 3rd place

Source : 112 Ukraine

The US team finished their performances at the Paralympics
20:51, 18 September 2016

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USA paralympic team finished their performances at the Paralympics, without leving behind our team, Ukraine ranked third in the medal standings.

The intrigue remained until the last minute, our team has finished their competitions  yesterday, having on account 41 gold medals, and the closest rivals - the US team - had 40 gold medals, but Americans still had to participate in two marathons and final rugby on  wheelchairs.

In the men's marathon, American athletes were not even in the top three, but the women's marathon made spectators to worry enough - record holder from the US has lost the "gold" to Chinese woman Liong Zhu on the photo finish, losing a split second.

Final of rugby on wheelchairs was too difficult - teams of Australia and the United States have played two overtimes, and the Australians won literally in the last seconds with a score of 59:58.

At the two previous Paralympics, Ukraine took the fourth place, but the Games in Rio brought our athletes to the third place in the medal standings, and the record number of medals - 117.

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