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Medal Count

Final Medal Count after 3/3 competition days

  • 1. Spain 23 gold – 20 silver – 10 bronze
  • 2. France 17 – 16 – 14
  • 3. Italy 13 – 14 – 15
  • 4. Croatia 10 – 1 – 5
  • 5. Germany 8 – 3 – 5
  • 6. Portugal 8 – 2 – 3
  • 7. Poland 7 – 5 – 4
  • 8. Czech Republic 5 – 6 – 3
  • 9. Norway 5 – 6 – 2
  • 10. Belgium 4 – 5 – 4
  • 11. Finland 2 – 5 – 4
  • 12. Hungary 2 – 2 – 2
  • 13. Sweden 2 – 1 – 3
  • 14. Romania 2 – 0 – 0
  • 15. Slovakia 1 – 2 – 1
  • 16. Estonia 1 – 2 – 0
  • 17. Bulgaria 1 – 1 – 2
  • 18. Israel 1 – 1 – 0
  • 19. Turkey 1 – 0 – 0
  • 20. Greece 0 – 4 – 0
  • 21. Great Britain 0 – 2 – 4
  • 22. Denmark 0 – 2 – 2
  • 23. Netherlands 0 – 1 – 0
  • 24. Lithuania 0 – 0 – 2
  • 24. Slovenia 0 – 0 – 2
  • 24. Iceland 0 – 0 – 2
  • 27. Montenegro 0 – 0 – 1

Medal Count by Sport

Swimming

  • 1. France 6 – 5 – 3
  • 2. Croatia 5 – 1 – 2
  • 3. Germany 4 – 1 – 4
  • 4. Poland 3 – 4 – 2
  • 5. Italy 3 – 3 – 3
  • 6. Spain 2 – 4 – 1
  • 7. Czech Republic 2 – 3 – 2
  • 8. Belgium 2 – 1 – 1
  • 9. Portugal 2 – 0 – 1
  • 10. Norway 0 – 2 – 1
  • 11. Greece 0 – 2 – 0
  • 12. Estonia 0 – 1 – 0
  • 12. Slovakia 0 – 1 – 0
  • 12. Denmark 0 – 1 – 0
  • 15. Lithuania 0 – 0 – 2
  • 15. Hungary 0 – 0 – 2
  • 17. Montenegro 0 – 0 – 1
  • 17. Slovenia 0 – 0 – 1

Athletics

  • 1. Spain 18 – 13 – 7
  • 2. France 8 – 6 – 6
  • 3. Italy 4 – 5 – 3
  • 4. Norway 3 – 1 – 0
  • 5. Belgium 2 – 4 – 2
  • 6. Finland 2 – 3 – 1
  • 7. Hungary 2 – 1 – 0
  • 8. Bulgaria 1 – 1 – 2
  • 9. Croatia 1 – 0 – 1
  • 10. Sweden 1 – 0 – 0
  • 11. Portugal 0 – 2 – 0
  • 11. Czech Republic 0 – 2 – 0
  • 13. Estonia 0 – 1 – 0

Table tennis

  • 1. Poland 4 – 1 – 2
  • 2. Italy 3 – 3 – 6
  • 3. Norway 2 – 3 – 1
  • 4. Spain 2 – 1 – 2
  • 5. Croatia 2 – 0 – 1
  • 6. Romania 2 – 0 – 0
  • 7. France 1 – 3 – 2
  • 8. Sweden 1 – 1 – 3
  • 9. Great Britain 0 – 2 – 2
  • 10. Greece 0 – 1 – 0
  • 11. Finland 0 – 0 – 2
  • 11. Denmark 0 – 0 – 2
  • 11. Iceland 0 – 0 – 2
  • 14. Belgium 0 – 0 – 1
  • 14. Slovenia 0 – 0 – 1

Wheelchair Basketball

  • 1. Italy 1 – 0 – 0
  • 2. Netherlands 0 – 1 – 0
  • 3. Portugal 0 – 0 – 1

Goalball

  • 1. Israel 1 – 1 – 0
  • 2. Turkey 1 – 0 – 0
  • 3. Denmark 0 – 1 – 0
  • 4. Great Britain 0 – 0 – 2

Boccia

  • 1. Portugal 6 – 0 – 1
  • 2. Slovakia 1 – 1 – 1
  • 3. Czech Republic 1 – 0 – 1
  • 4. Italy 0 – 2 – 1
  • 5. Spain 0 – 2 – 0
  • 6. France 0 – 1 – 3
  • 7. Greece 0 – 1 – 0
  • 7. Hungary 0 – 1 – 0
  • 9. Croatia 0 – 0 – 1

Judo

  • 1. Germany 4 – 2 – 1
  • 2. France 2 – 1 – 0
  • 3. Italy 2 – 1 – 0
  • 4. Croatia 2 – 0 – 0
  • 5. Spain 1 – 0 – 0

Showdown

  • 1. Czech Republic 2 – 1 – 0
  • 2. Estonia 1 – 0 – 0
  • 2. Finland 0 – 2 – 1
  • 3. Italy 0 – 0 – 2

Men top scorers

Doron Hodeda                  ISR       33

Asaad Mahamid                ISR      26

Silas Sepstrup Friis Hansen DEN   25

Sigurd Lund                      DEN       21

Patrick Harmer                 GBR       18

Eemi Utriainen                   FIN        13

Jacob Hare                       GBR      11

Rodrigo Suarez Garrosa   ESP       9

Orel Ybrakan                      ISR        7

Jens Leth Dahl                  DEN       7

Pablo Galinanes Barreiro  ESP       7

Raul Marchante Ruiz         ESP       6

Gustav Norelund Pedersen DEN     5

Conall Moore                     GBR      5

Shai Avni                           ISR       3

Jasmin Mikkola                 FIN        2

Aino Jaakkola                    FIN      1  

Men results

Gold game

Denmark – Israel        3 – 10 (3 – 3)

 

Bronze game

Great Britain – Spain    9 – 6 (4 – 1)

 

Semi finals

Israel – Spain                11 – 1 (8 – 1)

Denmark-Great Britain 12 -2(5 – 2)

 

Quarter final

Finland – Spain           3 – 6 (3 – 6)

 

Group stage

Great Britain – Finland 10-5 (6 – 4)

Israel – Denmark        14 – 6 (8 – 3)

Finland – Spain            4 – 2 (2 – 1)

Denmark – Great Britain 12-2 (4 – 1)

Spain – Israel              0 – 10 (0 – 9)

Finland – Denmark      3 – 13 (3 – 6)

Great Britain – Israel   4 – 12 (2 – 5)

Denmark – Spain         12 – 2 (8 -1)

Israel – Finland            12 – 2 (8 – 2)

Spain – Great Britain  5 – 8 (0 – 3)

Men standings

 Group stage

 

                    GP W – D – L  GF-GA  P

1. Israel         4  4 – 0 – 0  48 – 12  12

2. Denmark    4  3 – 0 – 1  43 – 21   9

3. Great Britain 4 2 -0 – 2 24 – 34  6

4. Finland      4   1 – 0 – 4  14 – 37  3

5. Spain         4   0 – 0 – 4  19 – 34  0

Women top scorers

Fatma Gul Guler   TUR 31

Berfin Altan          TUR 23

Chelsea Hudson   GBR 11

Noa Malka             ISR 11

Salsabel Sawayed ISR 9

Reut Artzi               ISR  5

Samantha Gough GBR 3

Medine Kose         TUR 3

Freya Gavin          GBR 2

Women standings

                          GP  W-D L  GF-GA P

1. Turkey             4    4-0-0  47-14  12

2. Israel              4   2-0-2    17-34   6

3. Great Britain  4    0-0-4   14-33   0

Women results

Final

Turkey – Israel           11 – 1 (11 – 1)

 

Semi finals

Israel – Great Britain   4 – 2 (3 – 1)

 

Turkey – Great Britain 8 – 3 (5 – 2)

Great Britain – Israel 5 – 7 (3 – 3)

Israel – Turkey          5 – 13 (3 – 5)

Israel – Great Britain 5 – 3 (3 – 1)

Turkey – Israel          13 – 3 (9 – 3)

Great Britain – Turkey  3 – 13 (2 – 7)

Live stream links for EPYG sports

All the 8 sports in the EPYG will be streamed live

Athletics

Swimming

Goalball (with English commentary)

Wheelchair Basketball (with English commentary)

Table Tennis (streamed table number 1)

Boccia (streamed court number 1)

Judo (with English commentary)

Showdown (one stream room, Room 2)

Share the best moments with us

The plan is to create short clips for the EPYG social media channels from the streams; the best celebrations, the tightest goal-line finishes, the most amazing saves in goalball, the most awesome long-range shots in wheelchair basketball and so on.

During the Games, if you witness something amazing or touching or otherwise worth showing to a larger audience, please let us know so we can clip it to our social media channels!

This is how it works:

  1. Notice something great when watching the EPYG
  2. Send a Whatsapp message to number +358 45 136 8695 or e-mail to lauri.jaakkola@paralympia.fi
  3. In your message:
    • tell what event it was (eg. wheelchair basketball match Finland–Ireland)
    • try to limit the time window as well as you can (eg. about 2 minutes before the end)
    • let us know what was the thing you want us to clip (eg. long ball rally in a table tennis match or goal-line clearance in goalball)

The EPYG sitting volleyball tournament cancelled

Unfortunately the sitting volleyball tournament of the European Para Youth Games at Pajulahti is cancelled. There were only two teams participating so the Local Organising Committee of the Games together with Paravolley Europe and European Paralympic Committee decided to cancel the event.

There will still be eight sports – athletics, swimming, boccia, goalball, table tennis, wheelchair basketball, judo and showdown – in the EPYG. The Games will be held from 27th of June to 4th of July 2022 in the Pajulahti Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Lahti, Finland.

EPYG22 biggest event in EPYG history

Pajulahti will host the biggest European Para Youth Games so far

Pajulahti Olympic and Paralympic Training Center will host the European Para Youth Games for the second time in summer 2022. As the deadline for the first entries passed in December it is already clear that next summer’s event will be the biggest European Para Youth Games so far.

According the first entries there are already 711 participants from 22 European countries. Total of 459 of those participants are athletes. A few countries have informed the organizers that they’ll tell their participant numbers in few weeks. That means the total participant number will rise above 800, the number of participating countries will be more than 25 and there will be more than 500 athletes. In the EPYG 2019 – also arranged in Pajulahti – there were 600 participants from which 350 were athletes.

The organizing committee of EPYG 2022 confirms it is still possible to send late entries during the first weeks of year 2022.

”As the first entries came in we were delighted to notice that there is a strong need for this type of event for young para athletes around the continent! I’m sure that the positive experiences from the previous EPYG arranged in Pajulahti encouraged most of the countries to send bigger teams this time around. This gives us a huge boost to carry on with our preparations for this unique event”, says Tero Kuorikoski, the Secretary General of EPYG 2022.

The European Para Youth Games is a multi sport event. The sports in the EPYG 2022 are athletics, swimming, boccia, table tennis, goalball, wheelchair basketball, judo, sitting volleyball and showdown. Sitting volleyball is a new sport compared to the EPYG 2019. All the sports will be arranged in Pajulahti apart from athletics which will be held in the Rakokivi athletic field near Pajulahti and swimming which will be held in the Mäkelänrinne swimming hall in Helsinki.

”If you are interested in the future of the para sports in Europe there is no better opportunity than this event! The significance of the European Para Youth Games has been on the rise for years and it can be seen in those huge participating numbers from the big European countries. It is also great to see some of the smaller nations bringing athletes to Pajulahti”, says Riikka Juntunen, the chair of the EPYG 2022 organizing committee.

European Para Youth Games have been organized since 2011. The EPYG 2022 will be the sixth edition of the event and the biggest one so far. The EPYG 2022 will be held in the Pajulahti Olympic and Paralympic Training Center from 27th of June to 4th of July 2022.