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19 May 2021, 18:15

Karsten: I am happy to have successors in my sport

Photo courtesy of NOC
Photo courtesy of NOC

MINSK, 19 May (BelTA) - Two-time Olympic rowing champion Ekaterina Karsten commented on Tatsiana Klimovich's qualification for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, BelTA has learned.

“I am happy I have successors in my sport. I was rooting for her. Tatsiana did really well and secured the Olympic berth. I hope she will perform well in Tokyo too,” Ekaterina Karsten told the media at the event to launch the photo exhibition “National Olympic Committee of Belarus: 30 Years. The Stories of our Victories” in Minsk.

The two-time Olympic champion stressed that Tatsiana Klimovich will use the remaining time to improve her shape. “There is still time left before the Olympics. I am sure Tatsiana will be working hard to be in top shape in Tokyo,” said Ekaterina Karsten.

Tatsiana Klimovich clinched the Tokyo slot at the Olympic qualifying regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland, finishing second in the women's single sculls.

At the Tokyo Olympic Games Belarus will compete in the women's single sculls, women's lightweight double sculls, and the men's coxless pair.

The exhibition put together by the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus and BelTA news agency features photos of Belarusian Olympic champions and medalists. The exhibition offers brief information about the Olympic heritage of Belarus and the sports where Belarusian athletes won medals in 1992-2018.

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