27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

5th WUC Canoe Sprint: Russian rower secures victory in second qualifying heat

The men's K1 500m event brought another confident win to the Russian national team in the second qualifying heat. Kirill LYPUNOV set a new best time at the 5th World University Canoe Sprint Championship (1:39.330) to be followed over the line by Belarusian paddler Pavel MIADZVEDZEU (1:40.510) who previously shined during the first qualifying race in the same distance.

Six kayak racers earned berths in the final during two K1 500m qualifying races. Guillaume BURGER (FRA) and Akos Gyozo FULOP (HUN) crossed the finish line in second and third places respectively in the first qualifying heat to secure places in the final heat. And Pawel ROSOLSKI (POL) and Carlo CECCIHINI (ITA) made it through to the final in the second qualifying race.

Another 8 kayakers will decide the berths in the final heat during the third 500m semi-final race.

Media Department of Kazan 2013 Executive Directorate