MINSK, 10 October (BelTA) – Belarusian athletes took part in the Summer Paralympic Games We Are Together. Sports in Sochi, BelTA has learned.
Team Belarus won 64 medals, including 25 gold ones. Most of the gold medals (18) were won by swimmers. Ihar Boki became the six-time champion of the games, Grigory Zudilov rose to the highest step of the podium four times, Dmitry Solei three times. Aleksandra Kozlova clinched two gold medals, Yegor Shchelkanov, Aleksei Talai and Anastasia Zudilova one gold each. Dmitry Bortashevich became a two-time champion, fencers Andrei Pranevich, Kristina Feklistova and Anastasia Kostyuchkova, as well as Yelizaveta Petrenko and Veronika Grasyuk (both track and field athletes) won one gold medal each. The Belarusian team also took 19 silver and 20 bronze medals.
All in all, the competitions brought together about 1,200 athletes from Belarus, Russia, Armenia, Germany, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Mali, Serbia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Eritrea. The program included nine sports: athletics, swimming, table tennis, archery, taekwondo, wheelchair fencing, football, draughts and chess.