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Historical achievement: Ukraine won the medal standings at the Winter Deflympics for the first time

ByИван Дунаев

Mar 13, 2024

 Historical achievement: Ukraine won the medal count of the Winter Deaflympiad for the first time

Our team completed the competition with a record 19 medals.

The Ukrainian national team became winner of the medal standings of the WinterDeflympiad2024. At competitions in Turkish Erzurum, our athletes won 19 awards.

The “blue-yellows” have 10 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze medals.

Ukrainians won awards in cross-country skiing and curling and chess. The most successful type of program for the Ukrainian national team was cross-country skiing, where representatives of our country won 13 medals: seven gold, four silver and two bronze.

At this winter Deflympiad, Ukrainian athletes set a national record for both the number of gold and and in total medals won.

The Ukrainians showed their previous best result in 2019 – 4 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze medals.

The Ukrainian team won the medal count of the Winter Deflympic Games for the first time in history . In terms of the number of gold medals won (10), which determines the team’s place in the overall standings, the “blue-yellows” are ahead of China (7), Austria (6), Poland (5) and Italy (1).

Note that 598 athletes with hearing impairments from 36 countries took part in the current Winter Deaflympic Games. The largest number of athletes competed from Turkey – 55, Italy – 42 and Japan – 39. Ukraine was represented by 14 athletes.

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