Ukraine ranked third in Rio Paralympics medal ranking

Ukraine ranked third in Rio Paralympics medal rankingUSA paralympic team finished their performances at the Paralympics, without leaving behind our team, Ukraine ranked third in the medal standings.

The intrigue remained until the last minute, our team has finished their competitions yesterday, having on account 41 gold medals, and the closest rivals - the US team - had 40 gold medals, but Americans still had to participate in two marathons and final rugby on wheelchairs.

In the men's marathon, American athletes were not even in the top three, but the women's marathon made spectators to worry enough - record holder from the US has lost the "gold" to Chinese woman Liong Zhu on the photo finish, losing a split second.

Final of rugby on wheelchairs was too difficult - teams of Australia and the United States have played two overtimes, and the Australians won literally in the last seconds with a score of 59:58.

At the two previous Paralympics, Ukraine took the fourth place, but the Games in Rio brought our athletes to the third place in the medal standings, and the record number of medals - 117.
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