Paralympic athletes return to Ukraine

19:55, 22 September 2016

The first group of Ukrainian Paralympic athletes returned to Ukraine from Rio de Janeiro last night.

Several hundreds of people greeted them at the airport – sportsmen, artists, reporters among them.

The Minister of Sports Ihor Zhdanov also arrived. He announced that the institution had already paid money prizes to the medal winners of the Paralympic games in Rio.

Ukrainian Paralympic athletes took 117 medals and gained the third place in finial medal standings.