Medalists of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne were honored on February, 18 in the hall of the Olympic Glory of the NOC Belarus.
NOC money certificates to honor outstanding sports achievements, honorable prizes from the Sports Ministry and President’s Sports Club were awarded to Julia Kovalevskay, who won the bronze medal in biathlon, and her coaches Igor Pesterev and Valeryi Lektorov; Ilya Korzun, who recieved the gold medal in ice hockey 3x3, and his coaches Vladislav Melnichenok and Maksim Rohmanko.
The celebration was attended by the NOC First Vice-President Viktor Lukashenko, Minister of sports and tourism Sergey Kovalchuk, executive director of the President’s Sports Club Andrei Karpovich.
The honored guests pointed out that outstanding results of our sportsmen were possible not only because of their dedication and hard work but also because of the support from their coaches and relatives. They also hope that this achievement will motivate other sportsmen to perform better.
“On the behalf of our national team I want to thank NOC Belarus, Ministry of the Sports and Tourism, sports federations for the opportunity they gave us to show our best at the 2020 Youth Olympic Games”, – said the champion of the 2020 Youth Winter Olympics Ilya Korzun. “We also want to show our gratitude to all the belarusians who supported us from home”.
2020 Youth Winter Olympic Games were held on January, 9-22 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Belarus was represented in 5 different sports: biathlon (3 boys and 3 girls), alpine skiing (1 boy), speed skating (2 boys and 2 girls), skiing (2 boys and 2 girls), ice hockey – 3x3 tournament (4 boys).
The first winter Games for young athletes had been held in 2012 in Innsbruck, Austria, and later in 2016 the Norwegian Lillehammer hosted the main starts of young athletes.
NOC Belarus Press department
Photo: Alexander Semeyanko