Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko rewarded the Ukrainian Olympians with Diplomas of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine for remarkable sports achievements and significant personal contribution to ensuring successful performance of the national team at the 29th Olympic Games in Beijing and coaches – with Prime Minister’s Gratuities of Ukraine.

Taking the floor at the solemn Gov’t sitting, the Prime Minister thanked Olympians for their courage, professionalism, perseverance with Olympic competitions and efforts they made for every medal and victory. Yulia Tymoshenko noted that achievements of the Ukrainian team proved once again that Ukraine “as nation is able to reach very high results”. You went down in history of the Olympic Games, in history of Ukraine, you highly enhanced the Ukrainian glory,” the Head of Government stressed, Cabinet's press office reported.

According to Yulia Tymoshenko, this year the Ukrainian team presented its country at the Olympic Games with dignity and won a record quantity of medals during its independence -27. The Prime Minister noted that the whole country remembers mostly the first Olympic medal gained by judoist Roman Hnatiuk and the first gold medal of unsurpassed women’s fencing quartet. “Just these rewards recovered the team’s spirit and inspired us. And at that moment we made sure that our results would be better than all forecasts,” the PM underscored.

Special gratitude for achievements of the team at the Olympic Games the Prime Ministers expressed to the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine and its president Serhii Bubka and said that just coaches and instructors have contributed to the victory of sportsmen all their efforts and inspiration.

At the same time Yulia Tymoshenko noted that Government to aim all its efforts at revising the financing system, training and selection of sportsmen that will give an opportunity to achieve higher results in future. “Next time, to my mind, we enter honor list of top 10, take first places, because we have everything we need,” the Premier stressed.

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