Today in Serravalle (San-Marino) kicks off the 12th Mediterranean Cup (XII Mediterranean Cup) Weightlifting. This license Silver level tournament and entitles the athletes compete for Olympic licenses to Tokyo 2020. note, that the second stage of qualifying for the Olympics in Japan turned out to be quite challenging for our team. The calendar – only a few licensed tournaments. On certain circumstances Belarusian athletes were able only to speak at world championship in Thailand and is now headed to San Marino. And in November, will start final qualifying stage to Tokyo.
Competitive program open to the Mediterranean Cup Vadzim Likharad. He will in the weight class up to 73-kg. Beginning of the competitions in 13.00. After – the platform will be released Peter Asaonok (81 kg).
The head coach of men's national team of Belarus Viktar Shershukou He noted, that the Mediterranean Cup – mandatory tournament of the national team program:
– The athletes do not put any goals. The main thing for us – go out on the platform and earn extra points in the Olympic ranking. understandably, that after the very recent World Cup guys are tired. One week has passed, and yet there were lengthy flights. Therefore, each working for himself. But it does not mean, that we do not see good results. Not all were successful in Pattaya. Someone wants to take revenge. Especially the second number of modular.
Completed the Mediterranean Cup in San Marino tomorrow.
Kavaliou Aliaksei, Hrybouski Dzmitry