27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Sambo wrestler Kovyazina expected only victory from herself at the Universiade

The winner of the Universiade Kovyazina Anastasia, the Russian sambo, said that she was strived only to win at the Games in Kazan.

Kovyazina won the gold medal in the Summer Universiade 2013 in the weight category over 80 kg on Tuesday.


Universiade. The 11th day. Sambo © RIA Novosti / Vasily Ponomarev

"I'm very pleased with the today’s fight. I was striving at it and I achieved it. I wanted only to win, and did not even think of other results. The Universiade medal for me is the most valuable award among others. The Universiade can still be called the Student competition, so this gold medal is very important for me, "- said Kovyazina to the agency R-sport.

“I would like to mention the tribunes today,” - continued the Russian sambo wrestler. – “The support has been just tremendous, that’s great. None of the international competitions can boast it. Actually, I did not expect that so many people come on the tribunes. I thought only people who knew Sambo would come.”

R-Sport, July 16