27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Diver Zakharov: I have motivation to compete for Russia at all international tournaments

London Olympic diving champion Ilya Zakharov stated at the end of the Universiade preliminary competitions that he has no problem with motivation to compete at any international completions.

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Friday was Day 1 of the Games competitions in Kazan. In the men's 3m springboard event, Zakharov got through to the semifinal with the best result, whilst Evgeny Kuznetsov placed third. After the Universiade, the athletes are going to the FINA World Championships in Barcelona. "It is a difficult season, but you can't do anything about it, you have to train, that's why you just need to look for the moments when you can get a bit of rest, just to survive in this season. There is motivation to compete for Russia at all international completions," said Zakharov to journalists. The 3m springboard finals will take place on Sunday.

Media Department of Kazan 2013 Executive Directorate