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03 August 2020, 16:18

Opinion: Belarus has made great progress in athletics

Vyacheslav Durnov. An archive photo
Vyacheslav Durnov. An archive photo

MINSK, 3 August (BelTA) - Athletes showed good results at the Belarusian Athletics Championship, First Deputy Sports and Tourism Minister Vyacheslav Durnov told the media, BelTA has learned.

“Our athletics has recently made a big step forward. Athletes have shown good results in the Dinamo Stadium at the Belarusian Athletics Championship. These are the results we would like to see at the Olympic Games. There is a whole year ahead. There is time to work on details. It is great that the national competitions were held at a high organizational level at the main stadium of the country. There was a wonderful atmosphere. The main Belarusian competitions need to be held in such wonderful conditions,” said Vyacheslav Durnov. According to him, the decision to continue training during the pandemic was the right one. High results of the championships also testify to it.

According to the first deputy minister, the competitions program included a lot of entertainment for fans. “Such tournaments are worth visiting,” Vyacheslav Durnov said.

The Belarusian Athletics Championship was held at the Dinamo Stadium from 31 July to 2 August. The program included the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1,500m, 5,000m, 10,000m events, 100m Hurdles, 4x100m relay, 4x400m mixed relay, 5,000m and 10,000m race walking, high jump, long jump, triple jump, pole vault, discus, javelin and hammer throw, shot-put, heptathlon (decathlon) and other competitions.

The Belarusian Athletics Championship was the main start of the season for Belarusian athletes.

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