Ukrainian Paralympic Swim Team Ranked Number One in the European Championships

By Worldwide News Ukraine, PRNE
Monday, July 11, 2011

KYIV, Ukraine, July 12, 2011 -


Holding the top position since the very start of the Berlin
2011 International Paralympic Committee Swimming European
Championships, the Ukrainian national team became a winner with an
overall result of 105 awards total, including 41 gold, 37 silver,
and 27 bronze medals. Followed by the UK with 27 gold medals and
the cumulative score of 83 awards, the Ukrainian team has become a
confident leader of th
e competition.

The Ukrainian team broke 18 records in Women’s and Men’s 50m
Freestyle, Men’s 50m Butterfly, Women’s 100m and 200m Freestyle,
Women’s and Men’s 100m Breaststroke, Men’s 200m Individual
Medley, Women’s 4×50m Medley and Freestyle Relay 20pt, and
Women’s 50m Backstroke. The Ukrainian Yevheniy Bohodayko is
the top competitor in the Championships with eight gold and two
silver medals.

Lasting between July 3rd and July 10th,
2011, The Berlin 2011 International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
Swimming European Championships became the biggest ever event in
the history of such Championships, hosting 433 athletes from 36
competing countries.

The organizers as well as the sports community are taking the
Championships seriously. “They [European Championships] are one of
the last major international gatherings of swimmers before the
London 2012 Paralympics,” said the IPC Media and Communications
Senior Manager Craig Spence.

The Berlin 2011 IPC Swimming European Championships took place
at Berlin’s Europasportpark - a go-to venue for multiple aquatic
events, including the International Open German Swimming

Ukrainian paralympic sport emerged in Ukraine in 1989 when the
first sports clubs for the physically challenged were
established. Later, the clubs turned into national sports
federations, uniting people with vision problems, hearing
disabilities, intellectual disability, and locomotor disorders. In
1992 these four federations joined in the National Sports Committee
for the Disabled of Ukraine.

Currently, the National Sports Committee for the Disabled of
Ukraine represents the country at the international paralympic and
deaflympic movements and fulfills the functions of the National
Paralympic Committee. The International Paralympic Committee, as
well as the International Organizations of Sport for the Disabled,
named the dynamic of the Ukrainian paralympic movement to be the
fastest in Europe over the last four years.

For more information, contact Maria Ivanova, +380-443324784, news at, Project Manager at Worldwide News Ukraine

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