Belarusian decathlete Andrei Krauchanka (© Getty Images)
Belarus will be represented by 27 athletes at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow from 10-18 August.
Decathlete Andrei Krauchanka is among the country’s best hopes for a medal. The 2008 Olympic silver medallist missed the 2011 World Championships and the 2012 Olympic Games, but has returned to form this year.
The 2011 European indoor champion is undefeated in the Decathlon this season, winning the Multistars meeting in Florence and the TNT Fortuna meeting in Kladno.
As ever, Belarus will have a strong presence in the Hammer. 2008 Olympic champion Aksana Miankova will compete in the women’s event, while World finalist Pavel Kryvitski and Olympic finalist Valeri Sviatokha are among the selected men.
BELARUSIAN TEAM FOR MOSCOW
800m: Anis Ananenka
Shot Put: Pavel Lyzhyn
Hammer: Pavel Kryvitski, Yury Shayunou, Valeri Sviatokha
Javelin: Uladzimir Kazlou
Decathlon: Andrei Krauchanka, Eduard Mikhan
20km Race Walk: Dzianis Simanovich
50km Race Walk: Ivan Trotski
100m: Katsiaryna Hanchar
800m: Maryna Arzamasova
100m Hurdles: Alina Talai
Long Jump: Volha Sudareva
Triple Jump: Natallia Viatkina
Shot Put: Aliona Dubitskaya, Alena Kopets, Yulia Leantsiuk
Hammer: Aksana Miankova
Heptathlon: Yana Maksimova, Katsiaryna Netsviatayeva
20km Race Walk: Nastassia Yatsevich, Hanna Drabenia
4x400m Relay: Arzamasova, Irina Khlyustova, Anna Reyshel, Ilona Usovich, Yuliya Yurenya