27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Sambo wrestler Eliseev hoped for more than bronze medal of the Universiade

The Universiade bronze medalist Russian sambo wrestler Dmitry Eliseev said to the agency R-Sport that before the start of the World University Games he had been hoping for more than the third place, and also admitted that he had been too nervous during a performance in Kazan.


Universiade. Day 10. Sambo © RIA Novosti / Alexey Danichev

On Monday, Eliseev won the bronze medal of the Universiade 2013 in the weight category up to 100 kg. "Of course, I expected and hoped for more, but I'm glad to the bronze medal. I also had to fight for it. What did not work? I think that I was not perfectly prepared, somewhere was too nervous, had in the head a lot of unnecessary things. This is a matter of psychology," Eliseev said. "I am very rarely satisfied with my wrestling, I could fight much more better. But I performed, as performed. It is important to appreciate the third places, so then it was more pleasant to receive the first," he added.



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