The way to the high-performance sport

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On March 25 th the official closing of the World University Speed Skating Championship was held. The Closing ceremony held at Minsk-Arena complex was the final event of the world sports forum. 114 athletes from 14 countries took part in it.


The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Education of the Republic of Belarus Ihar Karpenka, President of European University Sport Association Adam Roczek, Chairman of the Belarusian Student Sport Association Alexander Bogdanovich.

After traditional greetings of the participating countries the Minister of the Republic of Belarus Ihar Karpenka sent his gratitude to athletes, fans and organizers of the championship for staging this amazing celebration of student sport: “The tournaments were really hot, capturing and entertaining.
Athletes demonstrated a strong will to the victory, student energy. I am sure that the sports victory is special. It opens the way to high-performance sport. I wish all of them strong health, new starts and brilliant victories!”

Mr Roczek also expressed his appreciation and gratitude to all who was involved into the championship and awarded the Minister of Education of the Republic of Belarus Ihar Karpenka, Director of the Republican Center of Physical Education and Sports for Pupils and Students Vitaly Strigelsky, Chairman of the “Skating Union of Belarus” Nikalai Ananieu, Chairman of the Belarusian Student Sport Association Alexander Bogdanovich. Than he declared the IV World University Speed Skating Championship officially closed.

The representative of the Netherlands also expressed his admiration of the competitions and hospitality of Minsk, thanked all who made this championship possible to organize, and invited all to visit the next world championship. It will be hosted in Amsterdam, the motherland of the speed skating.