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Perfect performance of rowers on home water

Belarusians claim fourteen medals at 2016 ICF Junior & U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships, held at rowing canal in Zaslavl
On the first day of the competition, our Belarusian team claimed five awards: one gold, three silver and one bronze.

Our C2 junior women’s pair Alena Nozdreva and Nadezhda Makarchenko took the gold medal, in the 500m.

Young Belarusian rowers pleased with their performance at rowing canal in Zaslavl

Meanwhile, Igor Boichevsky (1,000m U23 men’s kayak singles), Nikita Sanko and Vladislav Sukhonosov (1,000m junior men’s kayak pairs) and Grigory Maisyuk and Denis Vashchenko (1,000m junior men’s canoe pairs) finished second. In the 500m U23 women’s canoe pairs, Snezhana Bobr and Olga Klimova snatched bronze.

On the second, final, day of the competition, our Belarusian athletes claimed nine more medals: six gold, two silver and one bronze. Gold went to Nadezhda Makarchenko (junior women’s C1 200m), Alena Nozdreva and Nadezhda Makarchenko (junior women’s C2 200m), Darina Pikuleva and Kamila Bobr (U23 women’s C2 200m), Nikita Sanko, Vladislav Sukhonosov, Stanislav Daineko and Ilya Fedorenko (junior men’s K4 1,000m), Alena Nozdreva (junior women’s C1 500m), and Alexey Misyuchenko, Georgy Anikin, Kirill Nikitin and Maxim Zaitsev (U23 men’s K4 1,000m).

Silver medals went to Kamila Bobr (U23 women’s C1 200m) and Olga Klimova (U23 women’s C1 500m) while bronze was awarded to Alexandra Grishina (U23 women’s K1 500m).

Our Belarusian athletes won 14 medals at the domestic rowing championship: seven gold, five silver and two bronze, with seven medals going to juniors (5;2;0) and those aged under 23 also winning seven medals (2;3;2).

Our Belarusian juniors were recognised as the best canoe team while Alena Nozdreva and Nadezhda Makarchenko won four gold medals (two within C2 races, and one gold each in personal competitions).

In total, the event brought together around 1,000 athletes from 67 countries.

By Semen Bondarev
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