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The national Paralympic team which will represent Ukraine at the XV Summer Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro includes 155 athletes who will compete in 14 events.

Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine.

In particular, the sport disciplines include rowing, cycling, sitting volleyball, judo, fencing in wheelchairs, swimming, table tennis, shooting and archery, CP football, cycle track, paratriathlon, and goalball.

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During the team's presentation, Youth and Sports Minister Ihor Zhdanov reminded that the government decided to gradually increase the awards for winners of this year's Paralympic Games. The champions will receive about $40,000, silver medalists - up to $26,000, bronze medalists - up to $18,000.

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During the press conference, the Para athletes also demonstrated athletic apparel provided by Joma - one of the world's leading manufacturers of sports equipment. The uniforms' design was developed in conjunction with experts of the National Sports Committee for the Disabled of Ukraine.

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The parting ceremony of the National Paralympic team of Ukraine will take place on Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kyiv at 7 p.m. Aug. 27.
 
 
 
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