A 100-meter butterfly competition took place at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
Ukrainian swimmer Maksym Krypak won with a new world record of 54.15 seconds. The Ukrainian was ahead of Italian Stefano Raimondo and the Australian Cola Pierce. This is the fourth medal at the 2020 Paralympics for Krypak.
Maksym Krypak brought Ukraine the 14th Paralympic gold in Tokyo. Our team returned to fifth place in the overall standings with 62 medals at the Paralympics.
26-year-old Krypak is a Paralympic swimmer from Ukraine who competes in S10 and SM10 (individual medley) events. He won five gold and three silver medals at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, setting new world records in the 100 m backstroke and 400 m freestyle.
As reported on August 30, Ukrainian athletes have won gold and silver medals at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.
The 2020 Paralympic Games have started in Tokyo on August 24. The games will last from August 24 until September 5, 2021. About 4,400 athletes from 160 countries participate in the Paralympic Games. About a hundred athletes come to Tokyo Paralympics from Ukraine. They participate in different competitions, particularly, archery, paracanoe, shooting, table tennis, and others. The biggest team in the Ukrainian Paralympic team is swimmers – 40 athletes.