27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Belgian athlete Thomas van der Plaetsen wins gold in men's decathlon

The Universiade athletics tournament takes place in Kazan on July 9.

The Belgian track and field athlete Thomas van der Plaetsen snatched gold in the men's decathlon at the Summer Universiade in Kazan. He managed to collect 8,164 points in the sum of ten track and field events. Russia's Sergey Sviridov earned 7,939 and took silver. Brent Newdick of New Zealand placed third (7,611). Another Russian athlete, Vasily Kharlamov, dropped out of the competition earlier, R-Sport informs. 

«R-Sport», 4 July 2013