August 26, 2021

Ukraine sends 139 athletes to 2020 Paralympics


The final official tally saw Team Ukraine comprising 139 Paralympian athletes ready to participate in the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo that began on August 24. Team Ukraine includes 59 female athletes and 80 male athletes participating in 15 sporting disciplines. The breakdowns by sport (and number of athletes) are as follows:
Archery (two), athletics (30), badminton (one), canoe sprint (four), cycling (two), goalball (six), judo (eight), powerlifting (eight), rowing (nine), shooting (seven), swimming (39), table tennis (eight), taekwondo (three), triathlon (three) and wheelchair fencing (nine).

A pair of veteran Paralympian swimmers were selected as Ukraine’s flagbearers for the Games’ traditional opening ceremonies: Yelyzaveta Mereshko and Viktor Smyrnov.