MINSK, 22 July (BelTA) - The international tournament in swimming, synchronized swimming and diving Friendship Games kicked off in Russia's Kazan on 21 July, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Swimming Federation.
On the first day of the tournament, the Belarusian team won two awards. Anastasiya Shkurdai was victorious in the women's 200m backstroke, Alina Zmushka came in third in the women's 50m breaststroke final. Two more representatives of Belarus advanced to the finals on the starting day of the swimming program. Ilya Shymanovich was fifth in the 200m breaststroke, and Grigory Pekarsky – sixth in the 50m butterfly final.
On 22 July the Solidarity Games will hold seven medal events. Belarus has fielded 27 athletes for the tournament in Kazan. All in all, more than 700 swimmers from 13 countries are competing in the tournament.