27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Wrestler Vlasov is proud to bring fame to Russia and his university through his victory in Kazan

The Universiade winner in Greco-Roman wrestling and the Olympic champion Vlasov from Novosibirsk said to R-Sport agency that he was happy to bring fame to his native country, native city and university through his success in Kazan.

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Universiade. Day 11. Greco-Roman wrestling © RIA Novosti/Vladimir Baranov

Vlasov became the Universiade champion in the 74 kg weight class.

“After my victory in Kazan, I feel the same emotions as a year ago, as if I had returned to London,” said Vlasov. “There are a nice Universiade Village, a clean and well-kept city, very polite and amiable people, and amicable volunteers. A great fest can be felt everywhere, and I am proud that I have used the opportunity to make our country, my city of Novosibirsk and the university I attend famous all over the world.” The interviewee of R-Sport agency also stressed that the success at the Universiade “is very important for my university – it's a unique opportunity to thank all teachers and the dean of the university who are concerned about my successes and support me, allowing me an opportunity to combine sport and studies,” he explained. “A victory at the Universiade is a good way to say "thank you" to the university. As soon as I found out about the Universiade, I decided to prepare for it and show a good performance in Kazan. I am happy that I did it," concluded Vlasov.

R-Sport, July 16