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6 Aug 2015

Belarus wins 9 medals on World Fire and Rescue Sport Championship Day 1

GRODNO, 6 August (BelTA) - Belarus won nine medals on Day 1 of the World Fire and Rescue Sport Championship in Grodno, BelTA informs.

Eight medal events were held on 5 August. Medals in the “climbing a hook-ladder to the second floor of a training tower” exercise were claimed by Belarus, Russia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Latvia.

In the women’s 14-year-old age group Russia clinched all the medals, with gold going to Irina Demidova, silver to Violetta Kiseleva and bronze to Alsu Bakirova.

In the 15-16-year-old age group gold was claimed by Russia’s Anna Starodymova who set new world records twice throughout the day. Silver went to Natalia Gutmanska of Poland. Third was Belarus’ Yelena Prishchepova.

Belarusian athletes graced the podium in the 17-18 year-old age group. Yekaterina Bogdanova and Oksana Korevo claimed gold and silver medals in 7.80 and 7.81 seconds respectively. Bronze went to Maria Vasilyeva of Russia.

Yekaterina Gendakova of Russia won the final of the women’s junior teams. Her fellow compatriot Aigul Shayakhmetova took silver, while Irina Zinovich of Belarus collected bronze.

In the 14-year-old group of the men’s youth and junior competitions the gold medal in the “climbing a hook-ladder to the second floor of a training tower” exercise was claimed by Czech Lukas Gerza. Silver and bronze went to Ilnaz Badrtdinov and Kirill Pivovarov of Russia.

The winners in the 15-16-year-old age group were Anton Kornilov of Russia, his fellow compatriot Alexei Lyakhov and Vladislav Moskalyuk of Belarus.

Belarus’ Dmitry Dubitsky and Dmitry Voitsekhovsky claimed gold and silver medals in the 17-18 year-old age group. Bronze went to Maxim Khuzhin of Russia.

The finals of the men’s junior teams went great for the Belarusian team, with gold and silver medals collected by Yevgeny Rabtsevich and Alexei Balakirev. Aramis Nigmatullin of Russia finished third.

Ten medal events are scheduled for 6 August. Athletes will compete in the 100m hurdles and the double-event.

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