NATIONAL TEAM OF RUSSIA AT SUMMER UNIVERSIADE 2013
At the 27th World Summer University Games in Kazan, the national team of Russia broke the absolute national record in the number of victories and the total number of medals at Universiades which was set by the national team of USSR. At Games 1973 in Moscow, the Soviet Union team won a total of 134 medals, including 68 gold medals.
Beside this, the team of Russia overcame the achievement of China which was 75 gold medals at the Universiade 2011 in Shenzhen.
The Russian athletes’ medal haul at the Games comprised 292 medals including 155 gold, 75 silver and 62 bronze medals. The national team of China took the second place in the non-official medal count as its athletes won 77 medals (26 gold, 29 silver, and 22 bronze medals). Japan holds the third place as its team won 84 medals (24 gold, 28 silver, and 32 bronze medals)
The largest number of medals was won by the Russian track and field athletes. They were awarded 49 medals including 22 gold, 18 silver, and 9 bronze ones. Swimming and canoe sprint are second most medal-rich sports for Russia (21 medals each), with artistic gymnastics and belt wrestling being in the third place in terms of the number of medals claimed by Russians (19 medals in each of sport).
In synchronised swimming, the Russian team got all four gold medals. Russians won in artistic gymnastics (66%), belt wrestling (63%), boxing (63%), and sambo (57%) more than a half of the total quantity of gold medals in each sport.
At Universiade in Kazan, 67 records were set in athletics, shooting, swimming, and weightlifting. The best results of the Games were shown in weightlifting.
The largest number records was set by the Russian athletes (39). Swimmers Vladimir Morozov, Anastasia Zueva, Danila Izotov, Viktoria Andreeva, Yulia Efimova, the women's and men's swimming teams of Russia, weightlifters Aleksandr Ivanov, Ruslan Albegov, David Bedzhanyan, Tatyana Kashirina, Apti Aukhadov, Artem Okulov, Olga Zubova, Nadezhda Evstyukhina, Oksana Slivenko, Dmitry Khomyakov and Diana Akhmetova, track and field athletes Ekaterina Koneva, Yulia Zaripova, Anisya Kirdyapkina and Andrey Krivov, and, also, the Russia men's and women's shooting teams became record-breakers in Kazan.
At the Universiade in Kazan nine national records were beaten. The records were set up by the Russian women's swimming team in 4x100 m freestyle (3:38.15) and Veronika Popova in the 100m freestyle (54.12).
The athletes from Moscow won the biggest number of the medals for the Russian team. The capital's athletes have brought to our collection 125 medals. The significant contribution to the success of the Russian team was also made by the athletes from St. Petersburg (64 medals), Tatarstan (55), the Krasnodar Krai (45) and the Moscow Oblast (41). 17-year-old swimmer Elizaveta Bazarova is the youngest athlete in the Russian team at the Universiade in Kazan.
663 athletes, including 18 Olympic champions, 105 Merited Masters of Sports of Russia, 313 Masters of Sports International Class were included in the Russian national team participating in the Universiade in Kazan. The students and graduates of the 72 subjects of the Russian Federation were in the team.
The Russian national team has performed in all 27 sports in which 353 sets of medals were awarded. The largest representation of Russians was in athletics (108 people), canoe sprint - 56 people, swimming - 50 people, rowing - 35 people.