Ukraine at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

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Ukraine at the
2016 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Ukraine.svg
IPC code UKR
NPC National Paralympic Committee of Ukraine
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 172 in 15 sports
Flag bearer Margaryta Pryvalykhina (opening)
Taras Dutko (closing)
Ranked 3rd
Gold Silver Bronze Total
41 37 39 117
Summer Paralympics appearances
Other related appearances
 Soviet Union (1988)
 Unified Team (1992)

Ukraine competed at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 7 September to 18 September 2016.

Disability classifications[edit]

Every participant at the Paralympics has their disability grouped into one of five disability categories; amputation, the condition may be congenital or sustained through injury or illness; cerebral palsy; wheelchair athletes, there is often overlap between this and other categories; visual impairment, including blindness; Les autres, any physical disability that does not fall strictly under one of the other categories, for example dwarfism or multiple sclerosis.[1][2] Each Paralympic sport then has its own classifications, dependent upon the specific physical demands of competition. Events are given a code, made of numbers and letters, describing the type of event and classification of the athletes competing, some sports, such as athletics, divide athletes by both the category and severity of their disabilities, other sports, for example swimming, group competitors from different categories together, the only separation being based on the severity of the disability.[3]