Belarusian Kristina Zdunkevich defeated Norwegian Ofelia Annette Hoye to win gold in the girls +57kg. Yana Tretsiak of Belarus overcame Turkish Nesrin Basi to secure the gold medal in the girls +65 kg.
The athlete said that she had been training hard for all the heats and especially for her individual performance. In her words, the main competition for medals in the K1 500m begins during the second half of the distance.
We credit fans for much of our success, Belarusian Volha Klimava and Nadzeya Makarchanka, the Women's C2 500m silver medalists, told BelTA after the flower ceremony at the regatta course in Zaslavl on 27 June.
Volha Khudzenka has already won two gold medals at the 2nd European Games. Apart from claiming the champion's title in the Women's K1 500m, she won the Women's K2 500m gold together with Maryna Litvinchuk.
Having won the qualifications against Israeli Uri Kalashnikov and Erdin Fatih of Turkey, Ali Shabanau reached the semifinal where he breezed past Germany's Ahmed Dudarov (3:0). In the gold medal bout the Belarusian wrestler lost to Russian Dauren Kurugliev 2:3.