The 15th European Youth Olympic Festival started in Baku on July 21. The first competitive day brought victory to the Belarusian team. In the weight category up to 55 kg, Greco-Roman wrestler Gleb Makarenko won a gold award. In the final bout, Gleb defeated the Georgian wrestler Romeo Beridze with a score of 6:1.
Gleb Makarenko: “The most difficult was the final fight. Tension affected. It was also difficult to fight against an opponent from Russia in the second fight. I hoped to win, tuned in to a serious fight. I did it. The next start is the junior world championship in August, and then the National Cup. What about the organization of the tournament, I like everything. ”
At the tournament, Gleb was accompanied by the coach Mikhail Semenov.
The medalists award ceremony will be held on July 22.
Congratulations to the team for winning the first award!