Invictus Games 2023: Ukraine scores best ever result
Ukraine's national team has taken part in the Invictus Games 2023, which took place in Dusseldorf, Germany
Suspilne reported the information.
The Ukrainian team at the Invictus Games 2023 was represented by the largest team in its history - 25 participants. Among them are military personnel and veterans of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the National Guard, the National Police and volunteer battalions.
The Ukrainians competed in 9 sports: athletics, powerlifting, rowing, swimming, archery, cycling, sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball and table tennis, which made its debut in the Games program this year. A number of Ukrainian participants also competed in wheelchair rugby as part of a unified team consisting of soldiers from different countries.
The main goal of the Invictus Games is not to win medals, but to rehabilitate wounded soldiers and veterans. But over the course of 7 days of competition, the participants were awarded for the best results in various categories, depending on the nature of their injuries.
At this tournament, Ukrainians won 34 medals: 12 gold, 14 silver and 8 bronze. For Ukraine, this is the best result in its history (since its debut in 2017).