Ten medals and twelve licenses to Olympic Games
Belarusian rowers perform well at Canoe Sprint World Championships in Milan
Sixth place and a ticket to the Rio Games went to the Beijing Olympic 1,000m canoe pair winners: brothers Alexander and Andrey Bogdanovich. They were behind Brazil’s Erlon De Souza Silva and Queiroz Dos Santos, who took gold, by just 1.917 seconds.
Olympic places have also been earned by our kayak four of Pavel Medvedev, Andrey Tsarikovich, Vitaly Belko and Roman Petrushenko, who finished 8th in the final K4 1,000m.
In the 5,000m canoe event, Belarusian Maxim Petrov — who had captured bronze in the С1 500m — failed to win. Meanwhile, Oleg Yurenya took bronze in the 5,000m kayak singles: gold in this long distance category went to Australia’s Kenny Wallace and silver was captured by Germany’s Max Hoff. Behind the two favourites, Oleg finished in 20 minutes and 11.91 seconds.
As a result of their performance in Milan, the Belarusian team captured 5 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals. Germany topped the overall rankings, with 13 medals. Second place went to Belarus (10) and Australia was third (8). Our national team won 12 Olympic places at the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.
By Igor Grishin