27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

German Sanchez: Universiade will help me to prepare for the World Aquatics Championships

The Mexican diver considered participation in the Universiade an opportunity to complete the preparations for the World Aquatics Championships, quotes R-Sport the bronze medalist in the men's 10m platform, German Sanchez.


Universiade. Day 6. Synchronized diving. © RIA Novosti / Alexander Wilf

German Sanchez together with Ivan Garcia was the third in the 10m platform on Thursday in Kazan, missed the victory because of an error in the last jump. The victory went to the Chinese Huo Liang and Ying Hong. The FINA World Championships will be held from 19 July to 4 August in Barcelona. "We did a good job; we competed up to the end. Yes, we had problems with the last jump, but that's okay. We have more important than the Universiade competitions such as the World Championships. We are glad that we know that we can get better, and we can have a good result," quoted Sanchez R-Sport. 

Silver medalists at the London Olympics are going to be the first at the World Championships in Barcelona. "We want to come back, to feel the joy of the first place, we know that we can, but we need to work, we have a little time to fix minor flaws," continued Sanchez.

Mexican emphasized that jumping from the tower is "the most elite competition in jumping":

"Divers from the tower had very serious competition at the Universiade. Everybody wants to and is able to win, and what will be at the World Cup!" German Sanchez said.

R-Sport, July 11