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2015.09.23 09:30

Lithuanian president confers state decorations on EuroBasket 2015 silver medalists

BNS | DELFI | The Lithuania Tribune2015.09.23 09:30

Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Tuesday awarded the national basketball team for their silver medals won in the European Basketball Championship 2015.

Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Tuesday awarded the national basketball team for their silver medals won in the European Basketball Championship 2015.

The team received state awards for promoting Lithuania's name and their merits to sports, their will and determination, the president said in a decree.

"By helping each other, being united and determined basketball players, you won the title of European vice-champions. Your example inspires the whole of Lithuania to pool its efforts and win," Grybauskaitė said in a press release circulated by the President's Office.

The team presented her with a basketball signed by all team members and a fan scarf.

Grybauskaitė, who watched the championship's final match between Lithuania and Spain in the French city of Lille, wished all players a successful club season and a superb Olympics 2016, which the top two European teams automatically qualified for.

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