Holiday of beauty and grace
Belarusian team wins 25 out of a possible 40 medals at the 13th International Calisthenics Tournament for prizes of Olympic champion Marina Lobach
Belarusians won 12 gold, 10 silver and 3 bronze medals. In addition, young grace, Anastasiya Rybakova was awarded by a statuette of Marina Lobach.
This year, the national team comprised 34 sportswomen — including winners and prize holders of international and Republican competitions: Stefaniya Manakhova, Anastasiya Rybakova and Alina Gornosko. Among them was also Maria Trubach, who won a license to participate in the 2nd Youth Olympics. One Belarusian and seven European graces have enjoyed this right so far, including Moldova’s, Nikoleta Dulgheru, who’s been regularly coming to the Minsk tournament to win medals.
The event gathered around 80 graces from Belarus, Uzbekistan, Sweden, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine and Estonia. Apart from the major award — The Marina Lobach’s registered statuette — they received medals and numerous other awards. As is traditional, the Presidential Sporting Club prepared presents for all gymnasts, coaches, team heads and judges. Among the encouragement prizes were the ‘Smile’, ‘Grace’, ‘Inspiration’, Hope’, ‘Virtuosity’ and ‘For Will-to-Win Spirit’ nominations.