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IWAS World Games in Sochi


IWAS World Games in Sochi


Competitions in six kinds of sports Ц track and field, swimming, archery, ping-pong, taekwondo and arm-wrestling took place in the capital of winter Olympic and Paralympic Games 2014 in Sochi (Russia) from September 26 to October 2, 2015.
More than 800 sportsmen from 34 countries took part in the competitions.

IWAS World Games in Sochi


Representatives of the Russian team in six kinds of sports won 319 prizes at the World Games of wheelchairs and amputees IWAS 2015, becoming absolute winners of team score at that competition. Russians won 121 gold, 104 silver and 94 bronze medals.
The second place in the teams score was won by the Chinese team (25 gold, 18 silver and 13 bronze medals), and the Polish team was the third (10 gold, 9 silver and 13 bronze medals).
The top ten of the teams medal score included teams from Bulgaria (9 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals), Finland (6 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals), Brazil (5 gold, 9 silver and 2 bronze medals), Kazakhstan (5 gold, 5 silver and 16 bronze medals), Azerbaijan (4 gold and 1 bronze medal), United Arab Emirates (3 gold, 8 silver and 6 bronze medals) and Croatia (2 gold, 6 silver and 6 bronze medals).

IWAS World Games in Sochi


During the IWAS World Games the general assembly of IWAS and the meetings of the executive committee of the organization took place, in which about 100 delegates of national Paralympic committees took part.
The president of the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation IWAS Paul de Pace addressed the delegations: СI would like to express my gratitude for the great work in the preparation and delivery of the Games to the Local Organizing Committee, the supervisors and all officers of the Ministry of Sport of Russia, the Russian Paralympic Committee, All-Russian Federation for people with physical impairments, administration of Krasnodar Region and the city of Sochi. I am grateful for the attention paid to everyone without exception, to all delegations and particularly, each athlete. Most sincere words of appreciation go to our volunteers for their job in the delivery of these Games. Thank you all!Т

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