27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Men’s eight rowing team brings 10th gold to Russia

On July 8, the rowing competitions are taking place at the 27th World University Games in Kazan.

Russian rowers took gold medals at the Universiade in Kazan in the men’s eights. Russians Lev Gritsenko, Victor Misyutkin, Rostislav Drozhzhachikh, Georgy Efremenko, Ivan Balandin, Nikolay Balandin, Anton Zarutskiy, Daniil Andrienko, Pavel Safonkin finished in 5 minuts 47.54 seconds.

The second was the Ukrainian team (5.52.31); the Netherlands took the bronze (5.53.55).

This gold medal is tenth for Russia at the Universiade in Kazan, and third for the rowers, says R-Sport.

The Universiade rowing competitions take place on July 6-8.

Media Department of Kazan 2013 Executive Directorate