MINSK, 30 June (BelTA) – Belarus' Uladzislau Smiahlikau clinched silver in the Men's Heavy-91kg boxing event at the 2nd European Games on 30 June, BelTA has learned.
The Belarusian athlete performed well in the final bouts, but lost to Russia's Muslim Gadzhimagomedov 0-5. Watching the competition from the stands was Russian President Vladimir Putin who arrived in Minsk on 30 June.
On his way to the final match, he defeated Georgia's Nikoloz Begadze 3-2 in the quarter finals and UK's Chev Clarke 4:1 in the semi-finals.
It was the second medal for the Belarusian boxing team at the 2nd European Games. Earlier, Dzmitry Asanau won gold in the Men's Light -60kg.
All in all, 316 athletes (men and women) took part in the boxing tournament in the Uruchie Sports Palace. They competed in 15 medal events.