Russia has won five gold and two silver medals in the first day of the 11th European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in the northeastern Turkish province of Trabzon.
The distribution of medals following the first-day competitions is as follows:
Countries Gold Silver Bronze
Russia 5 2 -
United Kingdom 2 1 1
Germany - 3 1
Hungary - 1 2
Italy 1 1 1
Spain 1 - 1
France - 1 1
Lithuania - 1 -
Denmark - - 1
Serbia - - 1
Slovenia - - 1
The event has brought together nearly 4,000 young athletes from 49 countries who will compete in 9 categories - athletics, basketball, cycling, gymnastics, handball, judo, tennis, volleyball and tennis from July 24 to 29.
European Youth Olympic Festival, known by its initials EYOF, is a biennial multi-sport event for young athletes from all over Europe. The event is organized in two editions, one in summer and the other in winter.
The summer edition of EYOF was first organized in Brussels in 1991. After the Belgian capital, Dutch city of Valkenswaard, British city of Bath, Portuguese capital of Lisbon, Danish city of Esbjerg, Spanish city of Murcia, French capital of Paris, Italian city of Lignano Sabbiadoro, Serbian capital of Belgrade and Finnish city of Tampera hosted the event respectively.
After its 11th host Trabzon, the sports event will be held in the Dutch city of Utrecht in 2013 and Georgian capital of Tbilisi in 2015.
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 26 Temmuz 2011, 09:44