Nadezhda Skardino, Olympic bronze medalist, votes early at presidential election

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Nadezhda Skardino, Olympic bronze medalist, votes early at presidential election

Belarus continues early voting at the 2015 presidential election. Taking part in it are many local athletes.

Among sports officials who voted on 6-7 October 2015 was Sergei Teterin, Chairman of the Belarusian Skiing Union. Mikhail Zakharov, coach of HC Yunost Minsk also voted before the main election day.

Another prominent figure to have voted is Nadezhda Skardino, bronze medalist of the 2014 Olympic Games. Right after the training session she went to the polling station.

Nadezhda Skardino:
We don’t need to motivate our citizens to partake in the election. I think people understand the importance of this event.

Five-time world champion in canoe sprint Denis Garazha spends less time in Belarus than abroad but nostalgia called him to the polling station. Denis Garazha said he would not be able to vote on the main election day since he is leaving Belarus for a training camp.