27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Arkhipova: Universiade gold will become a drive for further victories

The 2013 Universiade champion in sambo Anastasia Arkhipova (Belarus) said that her gold medal at the University Games will help her believe in herself and gain victories at the next international competitions.

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Universiade. Day 11. Sambo © RIA Novosti

On Tuesday, Arkhipova won a gold medal (56 kg) at the 2013 Summer Universiade, having defeated the French sambo wrestler Laure Fournier, reports R-Sport.

“At the beginning, I made a mistake and fell down, losing one point. My rival really did well, showing a decent resistance. In general, this was my first important competition after a long break connected with the birth of my son. In fact, I coped well today, and this gold medal of the Universiade will become a drive for further victories. It was really pleasant for me to represent my country at such prestigious competitions,” said Arkhipova to the journalists.

18 medal events were awarded at the 2013 Universiade sambo competitions. The tournament took place from 14 July to 16 July.

R-Sport, July 16