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9 Sep 2019

Minsk hosts The Match Europe v USA

Minsk hosts The Match Europe v USA

MINSK, 9 September (BelTA) – The Match Europe v USA will kick off at Minsk Dinamo Stadium on 9 September. The competitions will start at 19.00 Minsk time, BelTA has learned.

The competitions will include hammer throw, javelin throw, discus throw, 100 meters, 100m hurdles, 110m hurdles, 200 meters, 400 meters, 400m hurdles, 800 meters, 1,500 meters, 3,000 meters, 3,000 meters steeplechase, 4x100 meters relay, mixed relay (200-200-400-800 meters), shot put, triple jump, high jump, long jump, pole vault.

Each discipline will feature eight athletes (four from Europe and four from the United States). The winner of the competition in each discipline will get €7,000, the silver medalist - €5,000, the bronze medalist - €4,000.

Ahead of the match athletes held training sessions at Dinamo Stadium and were happy with the Minsk stadium meeting all the highest requirements. Two-time Olympic champion in discus throw Sandra Perkovic said that she is in Minsk for the first time and has been impressed with the great conditions the Belarusians offered. She liked everything, including the hotel, food and the stadium. In her opinion, it will be a special match where European and American athletes will strive for the victory and test their abilities ahead of the IAAF World Championships in Doha which kicks off on 27 September.

Olympic champion in long jump Brittney Reese was also impressed with the Minsk arena. She believes that both the teams are very strong and it is hard to tell who is going to win. She is confident that all the athletes will try to show their best and make the audience happy.

One of the Belarusian representatives of Team Europe, high jumper Dzmitry Nabokau emphasized that he wants to show a good result in front of the home crowd. European champion in javelin throw Tatsiana Khaladovich thinks that it will be interesting for the Belarusian fans to watch the competitions between the leading athletes of Europe and the United States.

The rights to broadcast the event have already been acquired by Belarus 5, Czech TV (the Czech Republic), DR (Denmark), YLE (Finland), France TV (France), BBC (the UK), MTV (Hungary), LT (Lithuania), TVP (Poland), RTS (Serbia), SR (Sweden), NBC (the United States).

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