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8 May 2018

Belarusian swimmers win gold in Morocco

CASABLANCA, 8 May (BelTA) – Belarusian swimmers won gold at the ISF Gymnasiade 2018 in Morocco, BelTA informs.

Anastasiya Vaskevich, a student of Grodno school No.20, clinched the champion title in the 200m medley event. “I am happy with the result. Anastasiya has qualified for the European championships and set a new junior record for Belarus,” coach of the Belarusian national junior swimming team Alexander Gordiyenko said.

Belarusian swimmers have won a total of six medals: two gold, two silver and two bronze medals. “Ivan Shamshurin won the 50m butterfly and set two junior records for Belarus at the 200m butterfly,” Alexander Gordiyenko said.

The 2018 Gymnasiade is underway in Marrakesh and Casablanca, Morocco from 3 to 9 May. Taking part in the sport forum are over 3,000 athletes from 59 countries, including England, Brazil, Egypt, India, China, Russia, the United States, Turkey, Ukraine, France. The program includes 18 sports: archery, athletics, chess, fencing, rhythmic gymnastics, artistic gymnastics, aerobics, judo, karate, swimming, tennis, wrestling, box, cycling, golf, petanque, surfing, taekwondo.

Belarus has fielded 42 students to compete in seven sports: fencing, wrestling, athletics, tennis, box, rhythmic gymnastics and swimming.

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