One of the leaders of the Belarusian national team, 42-year-old Ivan Tikhon placed nine with 74.67m in the qualifying. Pavel Boreisha threw 76.47 to place behind Hungary's Bence Halasz (76.81m) and Poland's Pawel Fajdek (77.86m).
Victoria Azarenka jumped up 13 spots to place 95th. Last week the Belarusian reached the 2018 San Jose quarterfinal. Vera Lapko moved up from 69th to 66th place. Aliaksandra Sasnovich lost one spot moving to 36th. Aryna Sabalenka moved down from 36th to 39th place.
Belarusian Alexander Leonchik won the gold medal in the Greco-Roman wrestling event (67kg). On the way to the gold podium the Belarusian beat Sergei Grushin of Ukraine 6:5, Ismail Gun from Turkey 3:1, Norway's Haavard Joergensen 3:1 and Joni Khetsuriani of Georgia 5:3.
Victoria Azarenka had won the first set 7-6(4), but was trailing 0-3 in the second set when she retired due to a back problem. On her way to the quarterfinal the Belarusian beat Ukraine's world number 79 Kateryna Bondarenko and Russian world number 101 Anna Blinkova.