Moldova 13 September: Chișinău - Tiraspol

crossing the river Nistru

We started the day in the sport school "Liceul Internat Municipal cu Profil Sportiv" in Chișinău.

...after the presentation we took the kids to the school yard...

...a short run...

Thank you for the nice welcome!

..we left Chișinău behind and reached Coșnița. Local kids carried the torch into the meeting...

Thank you Coșnița for the warm welcome!

...we climbed the hill to reach Doroțcaia.

...the greeting committee awaited us at the entrance of the community....

...we reached the local school...

...a very favourable audience...

Peace can be felt in the heart...

...we passed the torch to the school...

Thank you Doroțcaia for the outstanding enthusiasm!

...where do we go next?

We crossed the river Nistru and reached Dubăsari. A group of athletes awaited us eagerly...

We reached the main square....

...a traditional welcome....

...nice singing...

...we passed the torch to the representative of Dubăsari.

...and after the meeting it was time to dance...

Thank you Dubăsari for the friendship and hospitality!

...long, long roads....

Grigoriopol was next: as we arrived a delegation of runners awaited us in formation...

...we arrived at the local war monument...

...and we passed the torch...

...we laid down flowers at the monument...

...a very nice meeting with all the young people!

...plus many selfies...

Thank you Grigoriopol for the warm welcome!

Vladimir Ilich...

Tașlîc, here we are....

Yasodevi spoke the best Russian in the team...

...push-ups for cheating in the country guessing game....

...a quick group picture....

...and we laid down more flowers...

...a short symbolic run...

Thank you Tașlîc for the fun!

...almost in Tiraspol....

...a large group of excellent local athletes joined us on our run into Tiraspol...

...the final steps...

...a heartfelt meeting at the main square...

Mr. Ivan Timotin, Head of State Service for Sports, welcomed the international team...

Our gratitude for the excellent organisation!

Thank you Tiraspol for the heartfelt welcome!

A great dinner ended a great day!