27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Shooter Krakhmaleva glad to get team tournament gold at 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan

The gold medal in the team event is very important and pleasant, the winner of the 27th Summer University Games in Kazan, shooter Anastasia Krakhmaleva.


Universiade. Day 9. Shooting sport © RIA Novosti/Vitaly Belousov

On Sunday women's team of Russia (Nadezhda Konovalova, Albina Shakirova, Anastasia Krakhmaleva) won gold medals in the skeet team event. Athletes from Thailand became silver medallists; bronze was taken by shooters from Kazakhstan.

"Of course, I am glad. Firstly, such a start, secondly, such a large start, thirdly, the start here in Russia in Kazan. This is a single-athlete sport, but team event is of great importance. You should remember as about yourself, so about your team, don't want to let anyone down. And gold medal is always a very enjoying thing," Krakhmaleva stated. Athlete remarked that she was surprised with the audience support during competitions. "Usually international competitions in Russia are held rarely, only at Kazan stand. And, in general, when I shot my first series, viewers were sitting and applauding. It was a little bit strange, and at first I even didn't understand who was the object of this reaction, what was happening,"  interviewer of the agency described. Competitions in shooting will be completed on July 17 at the Summer Universiade 2013.

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