Russia: Putin meets with Paralympics champions and medalists

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
President Putin while addressing Russian Paralympics medalist
[PHOTO: Presidential Press and Information Office] 
Moscow: Vladimir Putin met at the Kremlin with members of the Russian Paralympic team – champions and medallists at the London Paralympics.

Putin presented state decorations to gold medallists at the London Paralympics. Five athletes were awarded the Order of Honour, and 37 – the Order of Friendship.

The Russian Paralympic team came in second in the overall team ranking thus achieving its best Paralympic result ever. 

Notably, the Russian athletes won a total of 102 medals, including 36 gold, 38 silver and 28 bronze medals, and set 14 world records in swimming and track-and-field.
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