27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Volleyball player Kivisild: I didn’t expect that Estonia would easily defeat the USA

First volleyball matches took place at the 27th World University Summer Games in Kazan.

Leader of the Estonian volleyball national team Meelis Kivisild admitted that he did not expect from his team devastating victory over the American national team. As a reminder, in the start match the USA lost the game with the Estonians having not won any play, - 0-3.

“I know the level of Americans and watched their performance. But I didn’t expect that we would defeat their team so easy. I think that Americans are much stronger than they showed themselves today,” mentioned Kivisild.

When answering the question what tasks the Estonian national team sets, Kivisild said: “We don’t know what will be tomorrow. In all appearance it is expected anything from these competitions. We can’t expect from the teams the results which saw from them before. Not everyone knows how Hong Kong or Belorussia plays. We will go the court in each game and play for victory”.

Besides, the volleyball player marked the organization of Kazan Universiade. “It was a real surprise for me how everything is organized here. I did not expect that there would be such a great venue”, stated the player of the Estonian national team. – “I attend such a mega-event for the first time, and I am glad to participate in it.”

Media Department of Kazan 2013 Executive Directorate