27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Beach volleyball. Results of tournament

On July 13, in the Kazanka Beach Volleyball Centre the tournament in beach volleyball was completed at the 27th Summer Universiade. Semifinals, finals and also the match for the third place took place among the men's and women's teams.

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Universiade. Beach volleyball. Men. Awarding ceremony © RIA Novosti/Grigory Sysoev

In the bitter struggle of the men's semifinal Russian team Semenov/Koshkarev lost to the Poles (19:21, 2:20,15:10), and, therefore, got a chance to compete only for the bronze.  The second semifinal between the German players Dollinger/Schroeder and Mexican athletes Gomez/Pulido was completed with the victory of the German team. Thus the rivals of Russia became the Mexicans, and the final first and second places were determined after the result of match between Kadziola/Szalankiewic and Dollinger/Schroeder.

Competition for the third place was enough tensed. As a result of prolonged struggle the Russians managed at last to win (19:21, 22:20, 15:10) and take their place on the pedestal. And in battle for the first place there was a serious fight, but the team from Poland coped with this, defeated its rivals(21:15, 17:21, 15:12), and win a gold medal.

Consequently, the Polish athletes Kadziola/Szalankiewic take gold, silver goes to the German team Dollinger/Schroeder, and Semenov/Koshkarev are awarded with bronze.

The competitions in beach volleyball took place from 8 to 13 of July, 2013 in the Kazanka Beach Volleyball Centre at the Summer Universiade 2013. Men's and women's teams were awarded with 2 medal events. 114 athletes of 27 countries applied for participation in the beach volleyball competitions. 91 judges (25 international and 66 national) provided refereeing of the beach volleyball competitions.

Media Department of Kazan 2013 Executive Directorate