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28 September 2021, 18:03

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Champions will receive four million rubles each, silver medalists – 2.5 million rubles each, and bronze ones – 1.7 million rubles each.

Moscow athletes – winners and prize-winners of the Paralympic Games in Tokyo will receive a one-time payment. The corresponding decree was signed Sergei Sobyanin

Gold medalists will be paid four million rubles each, silver medalists – 2.5 million each. Bronze winners will receive 1.7 million rubles each. Coaches who trained champions and prize-winners will be paid bonuses in the amount of 50 percent of the indicated amounts.

The XVI Paralympic Summer Games were held in Tokyo from August 24 to September 5. About 4.5 thousand athletes from 170 countries took part in them. Athletes competed in 22 disciplines, in which a record number of sets of medals was played – 539. For the first time, badminton and taekwondo entered the Paralympic program. At the same time, seven-by-seven football (CP football) and sailing were excluded from it.

Russia at the Paralympics was represented by 243 athletes, of whom 46 were Muscovites – 19 percent of the total. The Russian team finished fourth in the unofficial team event, winning 118 medals – 36 gold, 33 silver and 49 bronze.

Moscow athletes have made a great contribution to the successful performance of the team. They have 23 medals (19.5 percent of the total) – four gold, eight silver and 11 bronze. At the previous Games with the participation of Russian Paralympic athletes in London in 2012, athletes from the capital won 20 awards – seven gold, six silver and seven bronze.

How did the Moscow athletes perform?

17 Moscow athletes in nine sports became winners and prize-winners of the Paralympic Games in individual and team events.

Two gold medals were won in swimming, one in cycling for people with musculoskeletal disorders and one in swimming among blind athletes.

Three silver medals were won in athletics, one in fencing, one in kayaking and canoeing, one in table tennis among people with disabilities and two in swimming among blind athletes.

Two bronze medals were received in athletics, fencing, judo and swimming among blind athletes, athletes received one medal each in swimming, bocce and table tennis for people with musculoskeletal disorders.

Paralympic champions are:

– Daria Pikalova, Maria Pavlova and Dmitry Grigoriev (swimming);

– Ruslan Kuznetsov (cycling);

Silver medalists are:

– Margarita Goncharova twice and Alexandra Mighty (athletics);

– Daria Pikalova twice and Leonid Krylov (swimming);

– Victoria Boykova (fencing);

– Victoria Safonova (table tennis).

The bronze medalists were:

– Lyudmila Vasilyeva, Victoria Boykova and Alena Evdokimova (fencing);

– Alesya Stepanyuk and Victoria Potapova (judo);

– Daria Pikalova, Roman Makarov and Maria Pavlova (swimming);

– Vitaly Gritsenko and Elena Gorlova (athletics);

– Victoria Safonova (table tennis);

– Ivan Frolov (bocce).

Moscow athletes – champions and prize-winners of the Paralympics are graduates of the Moskomsport institutions – the Yunost Moscow sports association (10 people), the Vorobyovy Gory sports school of the Olympic reserve (three people), the Khlebnikovo sports school of the Olympic reserve (one person), the sports school of the Olympic reserve No. 54 “Orient” (one person), the Olympic Training Center (one person) and the sports-adaptive school (one person).

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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