Ukraine at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
The Ukrainian Football 7-a-side team at the Cerebral Palsy Football (IFCPF) Pre-Paralympic Tournament in Salou, Spain. © • Salou 2016
·Ukraine has claimed 257 medals at the Paralympic Games: G84-S78-B95.
·The London 2012 Paralympic Games were Ukraine's most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning 32 gold medals (S24-B28).
·The NPC made its debut at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games.
·Ukraine is in 24th place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.
·The NPC has been most successful in swimming, claiming 44 gold, 38 silver and 44 bronze medals.
·Swimmer Maksym Veraksa is Ukraine's most successful Paralympian in individual events: G7-B2.
·Viktor Smyrnov (also swimming) has collected a total of 13 medals (G6-S2-B5), most individual medals for an athlete representing Ukraine.
·Ukraine's men's football 7-a-side team took a medal at each of the last four Paralympic Games, winning the event in 2004 and 2008 and claiming silver in 2000 and 2012.
They need one more gold medal to equal the record three victories by the Netherlands.
·Judoka Inna Cherniak is one of the IPC's ones to watch for the Rio Games. She is both reigning world champion and European champion in the women's up to 57kg event.
·Apart from swimming and athletics (28), Ukrainian athletes have won most gold medals in judo (3).
·Natsionalna Telekompanya Ukrainy is the Rights holding broadcaster in the Ukraine for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. More information can be found on their website.