MINSK, 8 September (BelTA) – The ISF U15 World School Sport Games 2021 will take place in Belgrade, Serbia on 11-19 September, BelTA has learned.
School students will compete in 14 sports. Belarus will be represented by 26 athletes in four sports: athletics, judo, swimming and taekwondo.
“Belarus is rightly considered a sport-developing country. There are 26 young sports talents who will represent our country at the World School Sport Games. Dear, boys and girls, you are already winners because sport makes a person stronger, tougher, strengthens both body and spirit. Athletes were qualified for the games as part of a variety of national events, school spartakiads. We have chosen the best of the best,” Deputy Education Minister Aleksandr Kadlubai said during a send-off ceremony.
According to the deputy minister, the Sports and Tourism Ministry, children's and youth sports schools, physical education teachers and coaches work in close tandem to make sure that young athletic talents are noticed as early as possible. “I would like to thank all those who are involved, and also to wish success and good luck to the kids so that the Belarusian flag could be seen at the games not only as the flag of the participating team but also as the flag of the winning country,” he stressed.
“Great attention paid to the development of sports in our country urges us to fight for medals and represent Belarus with dignity at the World School Sport Games. We will do our best to fulfill the expectations,” the captain of the Belarusian team Mariya Khvost said.