27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Coach Raspopova: Koltunova/Goncharova decide to take part in synchronised diving themselves

Head coach of the Russian team Evgenia Raspopova informed that Yulia Koltunova and Natalya Goncharova decided to take part in the synchronised diving from platform at Universiade in Kazan themselves at the last moment.

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Universiade. Day 7. Synchronised diving. Final © RIA News/Aleksandr Vilf

On Friday Koltunova and Goncharova took part in the start and won silver. Raspopova said to journalists: “They wanted to perform so much despite Koltunova’s injury. They are adult athletes, and, first of all, it is their wish, we can’t debar them and deprive of a medal.”

“Men’s team performed well, there were some faults, but the performance in general was worthy. I think this tournament became a good practice before the World championship,” Raspopova added.

R-Sport, 12 July 2013