27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Zaripova wins Universiade gold in women's 3,000m steeplchase

Russian track and field athlete Yulia Zaripova claimed gold in the women's 3,000m steeplechase and set the new Universiade record.

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Universiade. Athletics. © RIA Novosti

The London 2012 Olympic champion finished in 9 minutes 28 seconds, R-Sport reports. Svetlana Shmidt took silver, finishing more than 12 seconds behind. Gulcan Mingir of Turkey settled for bronze. Another Russian runner, Natalya Aristarkhova, didn't compete in the race. 

R-Sport, July 10