27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

One should be happy with any medal, says Universiade medallist Shakirova

Russian Albina Shakirova, winning third place at the Universiade in Kazan, said she is glad to have won the bronze medal in skeet shooting, but there is also a sense of disappointment with the fact that it is not gold.


Universiade. Day 9. Trap shooting © RIA Novosti / Vitaliy Belousov

On Sunday, in the competition for third place Shakirova was more accurate than Slovakia’s Monika Zemkova – 17:16 (14:14). The gold went to the representative of Thailand Isarape Imprasertsuk, who with a score of 13:12 bested Huang Sixue from China.

“It could have been better, but overall I'm happy. One should be happy with any medal. There is, of course, some disappointment, because I tried for gold. For the mistakes made, I blame only myself. I was too nervous, two errors I allowed in the beginning, and then I got my stuff together, got angry, but at first I was a little alarmed,” said Shakirova. The athlete said that a large role in her preparation for the Universiade was played by coach Sergey Planovsky. “My shooting really deteriorated, but he prepared me both psychologically and physically, and I am insanely grateful to him for that,” summed up Shakirova.

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