137 athletes left Ukraine over the past 24 years

137 спортсменов покинули Украину за последние 24 года

137 Ukrainian athletes have decided to change citizenship and play for other countries in the period from 1993 to 2017.

This was informed by UNN, citing data from the Ministry of youth and sports.

“Over the years of independence (in the period from 1993 to 2017) for the other countries began to act 137 of the Ukrainian athletes. Most of the athletes went to Russia — 47, Azerbaijan — 25 and US — 12” — noted in a statement.

Most athletes who changed citizenship were swimmers 16 people. In second place are representatives of the water Polo and rowing and canoe — 15.