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‘We are Together’ Paralympic games wrap up in Khanty-Mansiysk

The Russian national team won the medal count, winning 39 gold, 40 silver and 27 bronze medals

KHANTY-MANSIYSK, March 20. /TASS/. The "We are Together" winter Paralympic games wrapped up in Khanty-Mansiysk Sunday. The closing ceremony took place in the "Yugra-Klassik" concert hall.

Athletes from Russia, Belarus, Tajikistan, Armenia and Kazakhstan competed in the games. The Russian national team won the medal count, winning 39 gold, 40 silver and 27 bronze medals.

The decision to hold the games was made just one week before they started - after the International Paralympic Committee decided to ban Russian athletes from participating in the Winter Paralympics in Beijing. Still, almost all athletes noted a good organization of the competition, including Sochi Paralympic champion Alexander Pronkov, who won two golden medals this year.

In seven days, the best sports facilities of Khanty-Mansiysk were prepared for the competition. The medals were challenged in six sports, just like in the Paralympics - in biathlon, skiing, mountain skiing, snowboarding, wheelchair curling and sledge hockey.