The national team of Ukraine completed the competition at the XIX winter Deflimpiad in Italy with 11 awards, thereby ranking third in the overall medal standings. The Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine reports.
In total, Ukrainians won four golds, four silver, and three bronzes. The first place in the standings belongs to the Russian team (48 medals, including 17 gold), second - to the Italian team (7 medals, including 5 gold).
The team with a successful performance has already been congratulated by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.
“These achievements of the Deflimpians demonstrate to the world our invincible spirit, and most importantly, inspire every Ukrainian to never give up and overcome any difficulties,” he wrote on Facebook.
As we reported, the Supervisory Board of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) decided that it would appeal against WADA's decision to remove the Russians from the world sport for 4 years in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).