27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Anikeeva considers victory at Universiade is great success of basketball in RF

Acting President of RBF and Deputy Director General of VTB United League Yulia Anikeeva stated that the victory at the Summer Universiade 2013 is a great success of Russian basketball as 28 years passed from the last triumph.

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Universiade. Day 11. Basketball. Men. Finals © RIA Novosti/Grigoriy Sokolov

On Tuesday in the final of the Universiade tournament men's team of Russia in basketball won the Australian team with the score 81:74 (25:15, 16:16, 24:26, 16:17).

"We waited for this victory for a long time as last time when our basketball players reached the highest place of the pedestal was 28 years ago, Arvidas Sabonis played for Soviet students that time," words of Anikeeva cited by R-Sport. Of course, it is a great success of Russian basketball which enjoys. I want to single out the work of the Russian supervisor Vasily Karasev who managed to fulfil hard tasks, rally a good team, and to develop will and desire to win in them. And the achievements of the entire coach staff shouldn't be underestimated, and, of course, the play of athletes deserves praise. They did their best and even more to raise the flag of Russia in Kazan," Anikeeva added.

R-Sport, July 17