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Belarusian students go to the 2015 Summer Universiade

Belarusian students have departed for the Summer Universiade. A solemn farewell ceremony for our sports delegation will be held June 29 at the Belarusian State University. 

The delegation is composed of representatives of 12 higher educational institutions of the country.

The 28th World Summer Universiade will be held from 4 to 14 July in South Korea.

It includes competitions in 21 sports. Belarusians will take part in 8 sports: track and field, swimming, tennis, rhythmic and sports gymnastics, rowing, judo and taekwondo. At the last Summer Universiade, held two years ago in Kazan, Belarus took fifth place in the medal standings. Our athletes won 40 awards, 13 of which were gold.

Alexander Shamko, Minister of Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Belarus:
More than half of our top athletes were represented in some capacity at earlier Universiades. This is definitely a good push, primarily for our reserves.