27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Mamun: The exercise with the ball at the Universiade went wrong from the start

The final exercise with the ball at the Universiade went wrong from the very start, Russian gymnast Margarita Mamun stated.

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Universiade. Day 11. Rhythmic gymnastics © RIA Novosti/Sysoev Grigoriy

Mamun became the four-time champion of the Kazan Universiade, capturing gold medals of the University Games in individual all-round competition, exercises with the hoop, the clubs and the ribbon.  The only apparatus she could not master was the ball – in this competition she placed only eighth.

“I am very pleased and happy that all went as it did.  The ball went wrong, but it’ll be a lesson for me, I will correct my mistakes.  Many thanks to my trainers for working with me. All pieces of apparatus are the same, it's just that today the (ball) exercise went wrong from the very start.  All four exercises are my favorites.  I will have to work more on all of them,” Mamun said to the journalists of R-Sport after the award ceremony.

R-Sport, July 16