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Today at the Medal Plaza located in the ski resort of Poiana Brasov, which for the last week functioned as home for young Olympians from 45 countries of Europe, the champions and winners of the XI EYOF last day of competitions were awarded with the medals.
Ukrainian athletes were among the main heroes of the Medal ceremony since they have won two awards - gold and silver.
First, our entire team with loud shouts of "Ukraine!" welcomed the Festival's champions in mixed biathlon relay - Anastasia Merkushyna, Anastasia Nychyporenko, Anton Myhda and Maxym Ivko. Afterwards everybody sang the national anthem of our country.
A new portion of positive emotions was added by the team captain - Yaroslav Paniot figure skater who won silver.
So in the team event Ukraine is on the 10th place among 45 participating countries, having to its credit gold, silver and bronze (Anastasia Merkushyna, Biathlon Sprint) awards.
It is worth mentioning that it is the best performance of our young Olympians at the Winter European Youth Olympic Festivals since gaining the independence.