Over 250 sportsmen demonstrated their ability at the 2nd edition of international Moldova Youth Challenge athletics competition held in stadium Dinamo of Chisinau.
The event was participated by athletics aged up to 18 coming from Bulgaria, Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine, Romania and Moldova.
"This is the first competition I've been in this season. I prepared and I ran quite well. I want to attend the Europe Championship and Baku European Youth Summer Olympic Festival", said Iana Garaeva, Moldovan participant.
"I'm happy to visit Moldova again. It's pleasant atmosphere. We have a super stadium with perfect runway", said Alexandr Marutian, Georgian participant.
Ana Bulat, a Moldovan sportswoman with a US father, also took part in this competition.
"I've achieve a result beyond my expectation today. I will work harder", said Ana Bulat.
According to Athletic Federation president, our conditions are excellent for training but also for sport performance.
"We hope this competition will influence Moldovan and European sport development", said Anatol Balan, president of Moldovan Athletic Federation.
The best sportsmen of this tournament will be selected in the national team to attend European Youth Summer Olympic Festival scheduled between 21-27 July in Baku, Azerbaijan.