Azerbaijani victory in Minsk
The runner-up from Kharkiv International finally got his title. Ade Resky Dwicahyo is now the first player to claim the title at the Belarus International.
The first edition of Belarus International has come to an end, and Ade Resky Dwicahyo from Azerbaijan was the first player to celebrate a victory in the capital of Belarus.
Dwicahyo was facing French Leo Rossi in the men’s singles finals, and after one hour the Azerbaijani fell on his knees celebrating.
— Wanted it so much
The World number 129 won 21-18 15-21 21-19 againt Rossi.
— This is the biggest victory for me. I am very proud. I was runner-up in Kharkiv, and this is my first title for Azerbaijan, so I am very happy, Dwicahyo says.
— I wanted this so much, so I could not relax. It was a mentally hard, so I am very happy that I manage to take this one.
France on top
The women’s singles final was won by Marie Batomene from France. In the final she beat Russian Anastasiia Semenova 25-23 21-15.
— I feels so good. I have practiced hard the last six weeks. It is the first time I have been training that well, I am happy to get this result, Batomene said.
In 2019 the European Games will take place at the same venue, and Batomene is already looking forward to come back.
— Minsk is a very nice city, and I really hope I can qualify for the European Games and come back.
See all the results from the finals here