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Sports news: In Pyeongchang (Republic of Korea) concluded the closing ceremony of the XII Paralympic winter games.

During the “Parade of Nations” at 35-thousand stadium of the capital of the Paralympics in 2018 the standard-bearer of the Ukrainian team was the winner of the “gold” of Pyeongchang biatlone race at a distance of 12.5 km among athletes with lesions of the musculoskeletal 18-year-old Taras rad from Ternopil.

Paralympics-2018: final medal standings

During the ceremony, the mayor of Pyeongchang Lee Seok-RAE handed over the Paralympic flag to President of the International Paralympic Committee Andrew Parsons, who presented the flag to the mayor of Beijing, Chen Zinino. In the capital of China in four years will take place next winter Paralympics.

In Pyeongchang from 9 to 18 March was attended by about 670 athletes from 49 countries . It was played 80 sets of medals in six sports – skiing, biathlon, Alpine skiing, sledge hockey, and Curling Svoboda.

Ukraine is at “white” the Paralympics 2018 was represented by 30 athletes in three types – cross-country skiing, biathlon and snowboarding. Our team won 22 medals (7 gold, 7 silver and 8 bronze) and took sixth place in the overall team standings (total number of awards – four).

Triumphal to “white” Americans Paralympic games – 13 gold, 15 silver, 8 bronze medals. The second was the team of independent Paralympic athletes (NPA) – 8, 10, 6, the third – Canadians (8, 4, 16). Ahead of us also the national teams of France (7, 8, 5) and Germany (7, 8, 4). All in Pyeongchang medals were won by representatives of 26 countries.

XIII winter Paralympics will be held in Beijing from 4 to 13 March 2022.