National team leader confirms her status
Melitina Stanyuta wins four awards at Artistic Gymnastics Grand Prix third round in Czech Brno
On the first day of the competitions Melitina Stanyuta performed in individual all-round event and came second, losing to Russian gymnast Margarita Mamun, while bronze went to another representative of Russia, Dina Averina. Moreover, the Belarusian finished second in exercises with the ball and clubs and earned bronze in the hoop.
During the draw
On May 7th, the International Gymnastics Federation held the draw in Bangkok for the 2016 Olympic tournament in all disciplines. As a result, 26 gymnasts will perform in Rio in the individual tournament and 14 teams will perform in team exercises. Our girls, performing in individual exercises, were granted the numbers 1 and 5 while those performing in group exercises will perform under number 11. In trampolining, the men will perform under number 4 while women will have numbers 15 and 16. Sixteen male and sixteen female trampolinists will perform in individual competitions at the Olympiad. Though Belarusians don’t link their medal hopes with the artistic gymnastics events, Andrey Likhovitsky is in the 6th and Kylie Diсkson in the fifth individual qualifying group.
By Igor Grishin