Participants of the session discussed getting Minsk's infrastructure ready for the 2nd European Games, financing preparations for the games, the acquisition of the system to scan tickets, and the accommodation of the games' directorate.
“Winning is hard, especially at international events. Every time young Belarusian athletes should prove that they are not accidental winners but regular contenders for top spots,” Alexander Shamko remarked.
Water skier Natalia Berdnikova claimed gold. Dmitry Gavrilov clinched gold in the Finswimming Bi Fins 100m Men and bronze in the Finswimming Bi Fins 50m Men. In the rhythmic gymnastics Yekaterina Galkina bagged two bronze medals in the Ball and Ribbon routines.
Vladislav Shakhnitsky and Anastasia Zhuk clinched gold in the Mixed C2-500m, setting a new record. Anna Pashchenko, Irina Shkred, Maksim Khutsky and Ilya Kozlovsky claimed the Mixed K4-500m bronze. Anastasia Zhuk took bronze in the Women's C1-500m.
“Training camps are an important part of preparation for athletes. They provide judokas with necessary experience for international competitions and help hone their skills. Staiki has gathered some 400 athletes from 34 countries,” Leonid Svirid noted.