Andrey Kulebin acknowledged as the best at the championship
Belarusian Thai boxers claim 21 medals at World Championship in St. Petersburg
Belarusian wrestlers have claimed ten medals (3 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze) in the men’s A class competition, in addition to four medals (3 silver and 1 bronze) in the women’s event and seven in the junior event (1 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze).
In the men’s competition, gold went to Andrey Kulebin (under 67kg), Dmitry Valent (under 75kg) and Denis Goncherenok (under 91kg) while silver awards went to Andrey Zayats (under 54kg) and Vitaly Gurkov (under 71kg). Bronze was awarded to Alexey Bliznev (under 51kg), Artem Avanesov (under 60kg) and Dmitry Varets (under 63.5kg), Dmitry Abdullin (under 81kg) and Alexey Gerasimchuk (under 86kg). Belarusian Vitaly Gurkov was dissatisfied with the judge’s decision to award gold to Russian Zainalabіd Magomedov and boycotted the awards ceremony.
The Belarusian team came third overall (behind Thailand and Russia) in the most prestigious men’s A class competitions. Many-time World Champion Andrey Kulebin was acknowledged as the best Thai boxer in St. Petersburg.
Among the women, silver went to Yelena Leshkevich (under 45kg), Lyudmila Chislova (under 48kg) and Yekaterina Verigo (under 60kg) while Yekaterina Vandarieva claimed bronze (under 54kg).
Oleg Likhtorovich (under 40kg) won silver at the junior event, alongside Vadim Vaskov (under 67kg) and Vladislav Mikhailovsky (under 81kg), with bronze awarded to Vasily Ivanov (under 42kg) and Lyubomir Starovoitov (under 75kg). Victoria Nesterenko (under 57kg) took the women’s junior gold while Marina Monako (under 54kg) was awarded bronze.