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Belarus win two gold medals at EYOF Baku 2019

Sport 23.07.2019 | 18:52
Kristina Zdunkevich
Kristina Zdunkevich

MINSK, 23 July (BelTA) - Two Belarusian athletes won the gold medals in the girls wrestling at the 15th European Youth Summer Olympic Festival in Baku, BelTA has learned.

Belarusian Kristina Zdunkevich defeated Norwegian Ofelia Annette Hoye to win gold in the girls +57kg. Bronze medals in 57 kg went to Russian Daria Manuil and Hungarian Roza Sentamas.

Yana Tretsiak of Belarus overcame Turkish Nesrin Basi to secure the gold medal in the girls +65 kg. Bronze medals went to Nigar Mirzazade and Russian Aleksandra Prokina.

Kristina Zdunkevich's medal is the seventh for Team Belarus at the EYOF Baku 2019. Anatoly Gromyko (60 kg), Egor Rudavsky (48 kg) and Aleksandra Kislyakova (+ 49 kg) won bronze medals in the freestyle wrestling. Hleb Makaranka of Belarus won gold in the boys Greco-Roman 55kg. Belarus' Maksim Stupakevich claimed bronze in the boys' 48kg and Mikita Murashka in the boys' 60kg.

An official opening ceremony of the 15th Summer European Youth Olympic Festival took place in Baku on 21 July.

Volleyball player Vladislav Babkevich, the captain and flag-bearer of Belarus' national team, led Team Belarus into the stadium. The Belarusian team consists of 102 athletes. They will compete in the women's, Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling, cycling, volleyball, gymnastics, judo, athletics, swimming and tennis.

The Summer Youth Olympic Festival has brought together about 1,500 young athletes from 48 countries who will compete in 10 sports. At the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Gyor, Hungary in 2017 the Belarusian team included 96 athletes who competed in nine sports. Two years ago, the Belarusian young athletes won 15 medals (three gold, five silver, and seven bronze).

European Youth Olympic Festival has been held under the aegis of the European Olympic Committees since 1991 once every two years.

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