There can’t be too many gold and silver
The Belarusian squad has earned more medals at the Second Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing than at the same event held four years ago
Kristina Staroselets claimed a champion’s title winning the final of the 1,000m junior women’s single sculls. She managed to do this, beating Maria Athina Angelopoulou of Greece, who claimed silver, and Camille Juillet of France who finished third.
Kamilla Bobr won gold in the canoe single (sprint) having confidently won her semi-final race, and beating Ukraine’s Lyudmila Luzan in the finals.
Stanislav Daineko of Belarus won gold in the kayak single (sprint), battling his rival for gold to the final metres of the race. Mere thousandths of seconds separated him from Hungarian Milan Mozgi.
Belarusian tennis player Irina Shimanovich claimed silver in the singles, losing her final match to Chinese Xu Shilin — 3:6, 1:6. Meanwhile, in the women’s doubles, Irina Shimanovich and Ukrainian Angelina Kalinina beat Russian duo Daria Kasatkina and Anastasiya Komardina, claiming the championship title.
Our Belarusian junior Olympic athletes took seven medals in all (four gold and three silver). Kristina Staroselets’ gold for 1,000m singles sculls was complemented by Dmitry Minkov’s judo silver (as part of the mixed international team) and Elvira German’s silver in the 100m hurdles.