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Ukrainians win at IPC European Swimming Championships

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With one and a half days of competition concluded at this year’s IPC European Swimming Championships in Eidhoven, Netherlands, Ukraine leads all nation in the medal count with 22 total, and 10 gold. Fifteen medals were won yesterday, and the team added another seven in this morning’s session. Ukrainian swimmers have also set European and world records at the event, with one world record set by Oleksii Fedyna.

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Medal winners include Yelyzaveta Mereshko who won a silver medal in the women’s 400m freestyle S6 race. Oleksandr Mashchenko won gold in the men’s 100m breaststroke SB11, while teammate Viktor Smyrnov took home bronze. Yana Berezhna earned a silver in the women’s 100m breaststroke SB11. Oleksii Fedyna won gold in the men’s 100m breaststroke SB12. Maryna Stabrovska won a bronze medal in the women’s 100m breaststroke SB13. Hennadii Boiko won gold in the men’s 100m freestyle S1, while teammate Anton Kol won a bronze medal. Serhii Palamarchuk won a silver medal in the men’s 100m freestyle S2. Dmytro Vynohradets won a gold in the men’s 100m freestyle S3.  The Ukrainians have dominated across all disability group types, distances and strokes.

 

Ukraine took one of the largest delegations to the competition, with a whopping 51 swimmers, 29 men and 22 women.  Coming into the competition,  the Ukrainian Poltava Sport website had predicted the team would win 13 medals.  The team has already exceeded expectations coming into the event, and some medalists have more events on their program, it seems likely the country will increase their medal tally before the end of the competition.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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