This year, funding of the preparation for the Paralympic Games 2012 in London was the best for all years of Ukrainian independence, chairman of the State Service of Youth and Sports Ravil Safiullin told a press conference on the results of the successful performance of the national Paralympic team of Ukraine at the 14th Paralympic Games in London, ForUm correspondent reported.

"In 2008, 144 million 900 thousand UAH were spent on the preparation, 115 million UAH in 2010 and 293 million 390 thousand UAH this year," he said.

Saffiulin reminded that Ukraine took part in the Paralympics for the first time in 1996 in Atlanta. "Then Ukraine won one gold medal, in 2000 - 3 gold medals, in 2004 and 2008 – 24 gold medals. And this year we won 32 gold medals.

In addition, Safiullin stressed that Ukrainian athletes set 32 European records, 12 world records and 16 records of the Paralympic Games.


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