In the capital city of Ireland Dublin took place the European swimming championship for athletes with physical, visual and mental impairments from August 13 to 19.
The Russian athletes could not participate at this championship, but the comparison with the results of the Russian championships demonstrates that our swimmers exceeded 31 times the result of the winner of the 1 place, 27 times the result of the 2 place and 34 the result of the 3 place.
In the overall medal table of the European championship the victory was won by the Ukrainian team, their result – 33 gold, 44 silver and 29 bronze medals.
The second place of the overall medal table took the Italian team with 28 gold, 23 silver and 21 bronze medals.
Comparing the results of the Russian national championships 2018 and the European championship 2018, it is coming up that, if the Russian athletes with impairments participated, they would win 26 gold, 20 silver and 26 bronze medals.
The swimmers with visual impairments exceeded 4 times the results of the first place, 6 times the result of the second and 5 times of the third.
Among the athletes with intellectual impairments the Russian athletes would win 1 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals, if they participated.
In all 16 Russian swimmers could become European champions and the overall amount of the medals could be 44.
The 1st place at the European Championships was exceeded by Roman Zhdanov (Altai Region) in 5 times, in 4 times by Andrey Granichka (city of Sevastopol), 3 times by Denis Tarasov (Saratov Region) and Dmitry Kokarev (Nizhny Novgorod Region).
2 times European Champions could become Kirill Belousov (St. Petersburg), Andrey Kalina (St. Petersburg), Alexander Makarov (Omsk region) and Ani Palyan (Republic of Crimea).
One gold medal could win Daria Stukalova (city of Moscow), Vyacheslav Emelyantsev (Sverdlovsk Region), Maria Pavlova (city of Moscow), Andrey Nikolaeva (Republic of Bashkortostan), Sergey Suharev (Samara Region) Dmitry Chernyaev (Chelyabinsk Region), Pavel Kuklin (Udmurt Republic) and Natalia Pavlyukova (Krasnodar Region).
Swimming is a kind of sport that brings the biggest amount of medals in the Summer Paralymps. In the sport can participate women and men with physical, visual and intellectual impairments. In Paralympic Games the athletes compete in 50 meters pool with 8 roads which comply with the standards of the International Swimming Federation (FINA). Furthermore, swimming is one of the first disciplines in the Paralympic sports and the first contest was held in the first Summer Paralympic Games 1960 in Rome (Italy). In the Summer Paralympic Games 2020 in Tokyo (Japan) will be played 146 sets of medals. Athletes with physical impairments are going to compete for 103 sets of medals, visual impaired athletes are going to compete for 32 and athletes with intellectual impairments for 11.