The competitions will be held at Minsk Arena on 21-23 September. A total of 121 athletes will compete in the Ladies, Men, Pairs, and Ice Dance events. The tournament will be the first one for the potential participants of the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games and will precede another big event, the 2019 ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Minsk.
On its website the World Taekwondo Europe says that “due to unforeseen circumstances” it was decided that the WTE European Championships Olympic Weight Categories and Open Para European Championships will be postponed and awarded to a different host city.
The podium in the women's event was occupied by Belarusians. Lyudmila Lyakhovich won the event with the time of 1:13.53. Nina Savina finished second in 1:14.14. Third was Marina Domantsevich (1:11.22).
Vadim Devyatovsky, the head of the Belarusian Athletics Federation, said that the event has brought together around 30,000 participants from 51 countries, and the registration for the 5.5km race ended a few days before the start.
The Belarusian completed Thursday's 16km route in 19 minutes nine seconds, seven seconds behind Dutch Lotto NL-Jumbo Lars Boom (19 minutes two seconds) and one second behind his Belgian team-mate Victor Campenaerts (19 minutes eight seconds).