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.


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