As many as three medals were won by Belarusian athletes at the European Throwing Cup 2017, held in Spain. Pavel Boreisha, who specializes in hammer throwing, took silver. Elena Pasechnik and Yulia Leontyuk, both performing in the women’s shot put, also got on the podium. Elena took silver and Yulia took bronze.
On March 14, 2017 the national team returned back to Belarus. Representatives of the Belarus Athletic Federation and mass media greeted the medalists at Minsk National Airport. The sportsmen shared with their emotions and plans for the future.
Pavel Boreishs, silver medalist of the European Throwing Cup 2017 (hammer throwing):
This medal is a good start of the season. In summer I would like to stabilize on the result I showed back at home.
Elena Pasechnik, silver medalist of the European Throwing Cup 2017 (shot put):
The competition was very high. Some participants had a season’s best result of 18.13m. Basically, it’s the youth season leader’s results. Results of 17.60m and 17.11m. My score was rated fourth among the season’s best results. But I managed to come second.
Yulia Leontyuk, bronze medalist of the European Throwing Cup 2017 (shot put):
It could have been better. In comparison with the European Championship held in Belgorod. My result there was a bit better than this time. I’ll have a couple of days of rest and then will get down to training again.
Belarusian athletes took three medals at the European Throwing Cup 2017 held in Spain.