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25 March 2020, 09:18

Lukashenko extends birthday greetings to Olympic champion Ivan Edeshko

Ivan Edeshko during the Flame of Peace torch ceremony. An archive photo
Ivan Edeshko during the Flame of Peace torch ceremony. An archive photo

MINSK, 25 March (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has sent birthday greetings to Olympic champion Ivan Edeshko who turned 75 on 25 March, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.

“Thanks to your exceptional talent, perseverance and hard work, you have become a true professional, reaching the pinnacle of the sports Olympus and earning the love of the fans. Your life path is a bright example for young people to follow,” the message of greetings reads.

The head of state added that Ivan Edeshko had worthily represented the Belarusian basketball school in the multi-national team of the Soviet Union, and later trained many high-class players.

“I am confident that you will continue using your expertise and experience to further develop sport and educate the younger generation,” the president said.

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