Ukrainian swimmers win two more silver medals at 2020 Paralympics

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine continues to collect medals
15:37, 25 August 2021

Maksym Kripak
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Ukrainian swimmers Maksym Kripak and Oleksiy Virchenko became the silver winners at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.

Maksym Kripak became the second at men's 50m freestyle. It is his second Paralympic medal – he won a gold award in Rio. Oleksiy Virchenko became the second at men’s 100m butterfly.

Related: Fencer Yevnheniia Breus wins first medal for Ukraine at Tokyo Paralympics

As of now, Ukraine has eight medals: one gold, five silver, and two bronze awards.

As we reported, Ukrainian swimmer Yelyzaveta Mereshko won a gold medal at women’s 50m freestyle within the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.

Related: Ukrainian swimmer Anton Kol wins silver at 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.


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