Belarus sets its new gold medal record at 2018 Paralympics


Belarus sets its new gold medal record at 2018 Paralympics

The Winter Paralympics 2018 will finish in four days. Belarus still has hopes for another medal, since medals have been coming for the last couple of days, some unexpectedly, which is especially pleasing.

This Paralympic Games can already be considered the most successful for Belarus. At the moment the Belarusian team has nine awards: three gold, four silver and two bronze.

Team Belarus is among the top 10 at the Paralympics and takes 8th line in the medal standings.


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Belarusians have won the same number of awards in Turin and Vancouver. But for the first time does Belarus have that many gold medals.

Oleg Shepel, Chairman of the Paralympic Committee of Belarus:
The atmosphere is amazing, the mood is wonderful, because we planned five medals, and we already have nine. What the guys showed means that we were on the right track. The state has provided us 100% with what we needed for training and participation in World Cups, equipment, pharmacology and other stuff.

I always said that if the state invests money, there must be a result. Looking at our servicemen, coaches, and medical personnel and seeing this constructive optimistic atmosphere I think we could win some more medals.

Visually-impaired skier Sviatlana Sakhanenka was the first to win a gold medal for Belarus at these Games. Today she won another gold in a 1.5-kilometer sprint ski race.

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