OREANDA-NEWS. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has sent greetings to weightlifter Vadim Streltsov who won an Olympic silver medal in Rio de Janeiro.

“This is a good response to all doubts concerning the competitiveness of Belarus’ weightlifting today,” the head of state said. “By coping with the great psychological pressure in terms of tough competition with other athletes, you have demonstrated outstanding sports mastery, strong character, and the will to win,” the head of state noted.

The President wished Vadim Streltsov and the Belarusian weightlifting team strong health, happiness, and new scintillating victories.