OREANDA-NEWS. September 11, 2012. Vladimir Putin met at the Kremlin with members of the Russian Paralympic team – champions and medallists at the London Paralympics.

The President 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. 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.