27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Russians win gold at Universiade volleyball tournament

The Russia women's volleyball players have won gold at the Summer Universiade in Kazan.

The Russian team had a tough battle with the Brazilians in the final but still came out on top with a score of 3-2 (25:27, 25:21, 25:21, 16:25, 15:10).               

Under the guidance of Yuri Marichev, athletes such as the 2010 World Champions Natalia Obmochaeva and Mariya Borodakova assisted in their team’s victory at Kazan.

This victory was the 8th Summer Universiade victory for the women of Russia/USSR. The last time the gold went back to Russia was in 1997 when the Russian girls beat the Americans in the finals. 

R-Sport, July 15