22/04/2021   Brest (BLR): Belarus race walking cup



On a rainy Saturday (april 17), the city of Brest, Belarus hosted the traditional Belarusian Walking Cup, with events for all ages.
The main tests on the distances of 20km and 35km for men and women were an opportunity to evaluate the state of form of the best specialists and to better clarify the formation of the national team that will take part in the European Team Walking Championships in Podebray, next May. .
20km men
Victory for Alexandr Lyakhovich (BLR) in 1:22:31.
Lyakhovich initially imagined a training hoping not to have to start at a fast pace, but he was forced to do so by his closest opponents, who then pressed him until the end of the race.
Second place to Dmitry Lukyanchuk (BLR) in 1:23:07, new personal best (previous of 1:24:41 obtained in Gavle, SWE on 14.7.2019)
Third place to Dmitry Dzyubin (BLR) in 1:23:31, already qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games in the 50km.
Interesting the result of Mikita Koliada (BLR) U23 athlete who gets the fourth place, with 1:23:48, new personal best (previous of 1:24:35 obtained in Minsk, BLR on 24.8.2019)
20km women
Victory for Anna Terlyukevich (BLR), already qualified for Tokyo, who finished the race in 1:32:52, a time that she did not meet her expectations but which she hopes to rectify in Podebrady.
Second place to Anastasia Rarovskaya (BLR) in 1:33:30
Third place to Valeriya Komel (BLR) in 1:35:33.

35km men
Victory for Anatoly Gomelev (BLR) who, despite the difficulties shown in the last kilometers of the race, obtained a personal best of 2: 41.29, now aiming for 50km in just a month in Podebrady. Previous best of him was 2:43:48 obtained on 3.10.2020 in Grodno (BLR)
Second place to Vladimir Kolesnik (BLR) in 2:45:35.


35km women
Victory to Nadezhda Dorozhuk (BLR) who saw the race as a training session, finishing in 2:57:33
Second place to Anastasia Rodkina (BLR) in 2:59:33
Third place to Anastasia Yatsevich (BLR) in 3:09:22.
In the competitions for the youngest, in the 10 km U20 women, Yelizaveta Grishkevich (BLR) turned 18, victorious in 46:58, and in the 10 km U18 students, Kirill Kren (BLR) victorious in 45.03.