Putin: Russian para athletes demonstrated high class at 2018 Paralympics

 Putin: Russian para athletes demonstrated high class at 2018 Paralympics

Russian Para athletes confirmed their country’s strong position, even being in the minority, at the 2018 Winter Paralympics in South Korea’s PyeongChang, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the meeting with Russian Para athletes in the Kremlin , who returned from South Korea.

"You have demonstrated the high class, the strong will and confirmed our country’s strong position in the group of Paralympic sports’ leaders and have done all of this, to speak in sports terms, being in the minority and in downsized representation, putting up an equal competition to the strongest Paralympic teams," TASS cited Putin as saying.

The president noted that Russia will organize an alternative tournament for national athletes barred from participating in the recently concluded 2018 Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang and will offer the prize money budget equal to the one in South Korea.

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