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26 February 2021, 17:48

Belarus' recent Olympic Assembly hailed as meaningful, useful

MINSK, 26 February (BelTA) – The Olympic Assembly held on 26 February offered a meaningful discussion that was useful for all participants, Head of the Belarusian Wrestling Federation, Olympic champion Kamandar Madzhidov said in an interview with BelTA.

“The Olympic Assembly offered a meaningful discussion that was useful for all participants. The participants discussed preparations for the Tokyo Games and the things that should be done to ensure decent performance of Belarus athletes in Japan. All the remarks were fair. Work is underway to eliminate shortcomings. I was also glad to get an opportunity to exchange information with colleagues from other public associations,” he said.

Speaking about the Olympic prospects of Belarusian wrestlers, Kamandar Madzhidov noted that Belarus will strive for quality rather than quantity: “The selection for the Tokyo Olympics is not over yet. Qualifying competitions are ahead. I think it will be great to get another four or five Olympic berths. We could promise 10-15 more berths, but we prioritize quality over quantity. It is better to have fewer berths, if these berths are won by athletes who have real chances to clinch Olympic medals,” the champion of the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games added.

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