Minsk plays host to Biathle/Triathle Belarus Cup
More than 100 young athletes from Belarus and Ukraine took part in the Biathle/Triathle Belarus Cup in Minsk (BLR) on March 31 and April 1.
The competition took place at venues of the Belarusian State University of Physical Culture and attracted boys and girls aged 8 to 16 from different corners of Belarus, along with guests from Ukraine.
The organizers provided additional activities such as a Laser-Run entertainment area, a children's concert, a photo zone, and a drawing contest entitled #ILoveTriathle for young artists.
Thirty-nine medals were awarded and all participants received traditional souvenirs from the Belarusian Federation of Modern Pentathlon (BFMP).
“This competition has been like a holiday, because we need to give children positive emotions to let them develop gradually in serious sport,” said Mihail Prokopenko, Chairman of the BFMP.
Biathle/Triathle National Cup series are annually held in the Republic of Belarus under the BFMP auspices. The competitions exist to popularize Modern Pentathlon and other UIPM Sports and to help to identify talented young athletes who might have an opportunity to represent Belarus on the international scene.