Welcome to Belarus!
Together with you, we will inscribea momentous event in the history of sport: the 9th World University Canoe Sprint Championship. It is one of the most prestigious student sports events holding under the auspices of the International University Sports Federation (FISU).
Athletes from different countries will show their skills, strength, endurance and, of course, the will to win, strong character and respect for the opponent. I am sure that each of us will remember these days for a lifetime: they will leave only the most joyful, good impressions. I am sincerely grateful to athletes, coaching staffs and federationsfor the common commitment to the ideals of sport, for the willingness to follow its best traditions. I congratulate all of us with the beginning of the competition and wish you good luck, compelling, beautiful and bright victories.