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The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games was a great success for Ukraine, which did much better than expected for a country of its size. 

Ukraine won a total of 98 medals at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, which recently ended. Ukraine got 24 gold medals, which is sixth best of all nations, writes Kyiv Post. 

“For a person with a disability, winning in sports means winning in life,” said Valery Sushkevych, president of the National Paralympic Committee of Ukraine in Boryspil airport, when the Ukrainian athletes returned home after the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

The Ukrainian success was especially great in swimming, where Ukraine won 43 medals, 14 gold. In total, Ukraine won 98 medals, 24 gold, 47 silver and 37 bronze, which was fifth best of all countries. Only China (96), Great Britain (41), the United States (37), Russia (36) and the Netherlands (25) won more gold medals than Ukraine. 

And only China (207), Great Britain (124), Russia (118) and the United States (104) won more medals than Ukraine. 

The Ukrainian success was especially due to Maksym Kripak, who won five gold, one silver and one bronze medals at the olympics in swimming. 

You can see Maksym Kripak winning one of his many gold medals below.