27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

FISU: Water polo at the Universiade was of the Olympic level

Water polo Competitions at the Universiade were of the Olympic Games’ level in intensity and organization, said FISU Technical Delegate (water polo) Nikolaos Vasileiou.

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Universiade. Day 12. Water polo © RIA Novosti

The Russian men's national water polo team lost to the Hungarians in the final of the Universiade. The match ended with the score of 5-4 in favour of the Hungarian team.

“Competitions in water polo at the Universiade were similar to the Olympic in organization and intensity, on the tribunes and in the pool. Kazan is completely ready to host the FINA World Aquatics Championships (in 2015),” said Nikolaos at a press conference, the agency R-Sport reports.

R-Sport, July 17