President Medvedev meets Russian athletes


The President of Russia Dmitriy Medvedev personally congratulated the Russian Student team which placed first at the medal table of the 25th Universiade in Belgrade.

The Russian Athletics team headed by Valentin Balachnichev was among the invitees. Russian athletes won 7 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze medals in Belgrade.

Sergey Bakulin who won the men’s 20kmRW beating the 15-year-old Universiade record had the honor to speak to the President Medvedev on behalf of the Russian Athletics team.

Sergey thanked the President for his great attention on the sports, his support to the youth and taking the time to meet the Russian Student team.

Medvedev said, that “Russian success in the sports depends on the university sports”, and wished all the best to athletes who plan to compete at the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan.

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