MINSK, 16 June (BelTA) – Yana Makretskaya of Belarus placed third at Vladimir Gulidov Memorial Russian Judo Tour in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, BelTA has learned.
In the women's 63kg semifinal the Belarusian lost to Russia's Dali Liluashvili and defeated Aleksandra Soyan of Russia to secure bronze.
Bronze became the second medal for Belarus at the Russian Judo Tour. Earlier, Kseniya Danilovich won silver in the 52kg event.
Belarusian athletes Ihar Batishcha, Dzianis Yauseyenka, and Maksim Charniak failed to reach the 81kg medal bouts.
On 17 June Zhanna Osipovich will compete in the women's 70kg event, Ivan Dubina, Yahor Varapaeu, and Aliaksandr Sidoryk – in the men's 90kg.
Competing in the tournament are over 200 judokas from Belarus, Russia, Mongolia and Uzbekistan. The tournament will be over on 20 June.