27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Beach volleyball. Preview of competition day

On July 13, men’s semifinal and final matches will be hold in the Kazanka Beach Volleyball Centre.

Pleasant fact is that Russian pair Semenov/Koshkarev is among semifinalist. Our team will compete for final with Kadziola/Szalankiewic – favourites of the competitions. They have already managed to defeat Russians Prokopyev and Bogatov.

In other semifinal German team Dollinger/Schroeder against Mexicans Ontiveros Gomez/Virgen Pulido will compete for a chance to reach final. In the previous match Germans who defeated Russians with a score 21:14, 14:21, 15:13 didn’t lose in any of 6 games. Eight of nine previous matches of Mexicans were completed with their victory. Therefore the game promises to be spectacular.

At 20:00 those who haven’t managed to reach the decisive match will start to compete for bronze. At 21:00 the final battle will take place.

Yesterday in the Kazanka Beach Volleyball Centre the decisive matches were held among women’s teams. At first Russians reached the final after their victory over Canadians Humana-Paredes/Pischke. There they met with the Pole pair Brzostek/Kolosinska where Russians won 2:0 (21:19, 21:17) in the persistent struggle.

In the competition for the third place German team Laboreur/Sude became the winner.

Thus Russians Ukolova/Khomiakova take gold, Poles Brzostek/Kolosinskaa take silver, and German pair Laboureur/Sude takes bronze.

Remember that at the Summer Universiade 2013 competitions in beach volleyball are being hold for the period from 8 to 13 of July, 2013. In the men’s and women’s team tournament 2 medal events will be awarded. 114 athletes from 27 countries applied for participation in these competitions. Refereeing of this tournament will execute 91 judges including 25 international and 66 national judges.

Media Department of Kazan 2013 Executive Directorate