27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Volleyball: Preview of competition day

Men's volleyball competitions of the 27th Summer Universiade Kazan 2013 launched on July 6.

10 volleyball group stage matches of the men's teams tournament took place on Saturday. The Games will be hosted at five venues: at Bustan, Zilant, Olympiets, and Tulpar Sports Complexes, as well as at the training ground of the Saint Petersburg Volleyball Centre.

Russian national university team will defend its best team title which it won in 2011. The team includes the London Olympic Games champion Dmitry Ilyinykh, three winners of the previous CEV Champions’ League Artem Volvich, Denis Biryukov and Valentin Golubev, champion of Russia Maksim Zhigalov and medal winner of the 2009 Summer Universiade Dmitry Shcherbin.

The national team of Ukraine, silver medallist of the Universiade Summer 2011, and the national team of Brazil, which was one of top three winners at the 2011 World University Summer Games in Shenzhen, will also take part in the tournament.

The decide on the medal winners of the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan 2013 on July 16, after the matches for the first and third places of the volleyball tournament. 

Media Department of Kazan 2013 Executive Directorate