MINSK, 13 January (BelTA) - Six-time Olympic champion Vitaly Scherbo turned 50 on 13 January. President of the Belarusian National Olympic Committee Viktor Lukashenko sent birthday greetings to the eminent athlete, BelTA learned from the NOC's press service.
NOC President Viktor Lukashenko stressed that the athlete from Minsk is an outstanding athlete who has written his name in the history books of international artistic gymnastics.
"You have attained a legendary status thanks to great skill, focus and commitment. Over the years of dedicated service to sport, you won a great number of medals and honorary titles. You were unrivaled at the Games of the XXV Olympiad in Barcelona in 1992 where you won four Olympic gold medals in one day thus setting a unique record in the history of sport,” the message of greetings reads.
The NOC president wished Vitaly Scherbo good health, optimism, successes in all endeavors and the fulfillment of all plans and ideas.
A ntaive of Minsk, Vitaly Scherbo is a six-time Olympic champion, four-time bronze medalist of the Games, 12-time world champion, 10-time European champion, two-time winner of the World Cup.
The achievements of the eminent athlete are known far beyond the border of Belarus. His success at the Games of the XXV Olympiad remains a reference point for many young gymnasts.