27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Kononova is confident that Russians will be ahead of the game in the high jump at the Universiade

"Russian high jumpers can definitely win medals at the Kazan Universiade" national athletics team Evgenia Kononova told an R-Sport correspondent.

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Kononova and another Russian Maria Cuchina on Wednesday made ​​their way to final stage of the competition in the high jump at the Universiade in Kazan. They achieved a result of of 1.84 metres, as together with another eight athletes, said R-Sport.

"I'm happy with my result, I was easy for me to qualify. With regards to my opponents, I can say that the girls are all strong. I believe that all three of our girls will definitely be on the podium, but I don't want to say anything about myself just yet – we'll see. I still feel strong , I'll put up a fight," said Kononova after passing the qualification stage.

The final competition in this discipline will be held on Friday.

R-Sport, July 10