In Castias do Sul, Brazil, the Deaflympics, a multisport event for the hearing impaired, have come to an end.
In competitions in 18 sports (athletics, badminton, cycling, golf, judo, karate, orienteering, shooting, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo WTF, tennis, freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling, basketball, football, handball, handball , beach volleyball) was attended by 2350 athletes from 71 countries.
At the XXIV Summer Deaflympics, Ukraine was represented by 171 athletes from 20 regions of Ukraine and Kyiv. From the Odessa region, our team consisted of 10 athletes.
As a result, the national team of Ukraine took the first team place, winning 138 medals: 62 gold, 38 – silver and 38 bronze.
“Despite the dire situation in the country, Ukraine is winning on the world arenas, and our Deaflympians are winning new sports victories, demonstrating to the world their professionalism, ability to compete honestly and achieve the highest success. Confirmation of this success of our compatriots in the Ukrainian national team – athletes of Odessa region won 12 medals – 10 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze. Congratulations to the athletes and coaches on winning awards! ” – said the Head of the Odessa Regional Military Administration Maxim Marchenko.