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Ice hockey team featuring Belarus' player victorious at YOG in Lausanne

Sport 15.01.2020 | 18:05
Photos courtesy of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus
Photos courtesy of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus

MINSK, 15 January (BelTA) – Team Green featuring Belarusian ice hockey player Ilya Korzun won a gold medal in the Men's Mixed NOC 3-on-3 event at the 3rd Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, BelTA learned from the press service of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus.

In the final Ilya Korzun's Team Green beat Team Red 10-4.

Team Black featuring another Belarusian ice hockey player Daniil Karpovich failed to win a bronze losing to Team Brown 5-6.

All in all, the competition consisted of eight teams with 13 players representing various countries, including four players from Belarus, who played for different teams. The teams were named after colors of their jerseys. Four best-ranked teams progressed to the semifinals after the preliminary round.

The 3rd Youth Olympic Games are running in Lausanne, Switzerland on 9-22 January. The competitions have brought together 1,880 young male and female athletes from over 70 countries. They compete in biathlon, bobsleigh, curling, ice hockey mixed NOC 3x3, cross-country skiing, Alpine skiing, figure skating, Nordic combined, short track speed skating, ski jumping, skeleton, luge, freestyle skiing, speed skating, snowboarding, and ski-mountaineering. Belarus is represented in five disciplines.

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