MINSK, 21 January (BelTA) – Belarusian athletes won five medals at the Ahmet Comert Memorial boxing tournament in Istanbul, Turkey, BelTA has learned.
Dzmitry Asanau, the winner of the 2nd European Games 2019, claimed a gold medal in the men's 63kg event. The athlete secured two victories before the final where he did not have to fight as his opponent, Tugrulhan Erdemir of Turkey, withdrew due to an injury.
Galina Bruyevich won the second gold for Belarus in the women's 57kg event.
Bronze medals were collected by Viktar Dzeshkevich (75kg), Alla Staradub (60kg) and Darya Asmolauskaya (69kg).
The competitions in Turkey were one of the stages to prepare for the Olympic qualifiers. The European Olympic Qualifying Tournament will take place in London on 13-23 March. The World Olympic Qualifying Tournament is due in Paris on 13-24 May.