Ukraine won 3 medals at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer
22 February 2016 Share
Ukraine won 3 medals at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer

Ukrainian athletes won 3 medals at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer (Norway).

Khrystyna Dmytrenko got gold medal in biathlon pursuit.

Ivan Shmuratko, 14 years old figure skater, won silver medal in mixed team event with the team "Future".

Boarder Daryna Kyrychenko won bronze medal in team ski-snowboard cross event with her Mixed team featuring also young athletes from Bulgaria and Sweden.

23 young Ukrainian Olympians took part in 9 sports competitions: Biathlon (2 girls and 2 boys), Nordic Combined (1 boy), Skating (1 boy, 1 sport couple and two dance couples), Luge Sports (3 boys and 1 girl), Ski jumping (1 boy), cross-Country skiing (1 boy and 1 girl), Alpine skiing (1 boy and 1 girl), Skeleton (1 boy) and Snowboarding (1 boy).

In general, 1,100 top athletes from 70 countries aged 15 to 18 years competed in 15 winter disciplines for 70 sets of medals.

In 2008 the International Olympic Committee taking historical decision to launch a holding Summer and Winter Youth Olympic Games had intensions to carry not only the competitive nature among young athletes around the world, but also to include in their training, cognitive and cultural educational component.

In Lillehammer athletes attended a variety of workshops, master classes with the famous and titled Olympians, tours, teambuilding classes that focused on communication, networking and increased knowledge about the history and culture of other countries.

The participants took part at the discussion on the relevant topics including: future career, a healthy lifestyle, the fight against doping, injury prevention and life after sport.

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