Shot pushers competed for the first medal set at the ongoing Belarus athletics championship. Alena Dubitskaya became the best among women with a personal record of 19 meters and 19 centimeters. Silver went to Elena Pasechnik, and the bronze award went to Elena Abramchuk. Alexey Nichipor took the first place among men. On the - Oleg Tomashevich came on second, bronze went to Yuri Karpuk. Today is a day off, and tomorrow sportsmen will compete for 2 sets of medals in the 10 thousand meters race. The official opening ceremony of the competition will take place on Friday at the Dynamo stadium in Minsk.