27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

For Goncharova it would be a pity to leave Kazan without a single dive

The Russian diver Natalia Goncharova stated that it would have been a pity for her to leave Kazan without even trying herself.

On Friday, Goncharova together with Yulia Koltunova claimed silver in the women's synchronised 10m platform final. Their participation was not confirmed because of the Koltunova’s injury.

“After the platform event, Yulia’s health condition got worse and we decided not to take part in there, but then Yulia said she was fine. When they told me, we won’t dive I got really upset. It would be like I came to Kazan for no reason,” Goncharova told the journalists. “Certainly, it wasn’t perfect. However, it’s the first time we perform here, and in general it was well. In the beginning I had some health problems,” added Goncharova.

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