University athletes returned to Arkhangelsk

University athletes returned to Arkhangelsk
19.07.2013

Yesterday three marksmen who had participated in the XXVII World Summer Universiade in Kazan arrived in Arkhangelsk: Leonid Ekimov, Sergei Kruglov and Daria Vdovina.

Leonid Ekimov is a student from the Institute of Physical Culture, Sport and Health. He earned gold medal and silver in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol competition at the Universiade. He also earned gold in the men’s 25m standard pistol competition and bronze in the air pistol event. The marksman won totally six medals at the Universiade.

The great success at the Universiade in Kazan is not the only achievement of Leonid Ekimov. He was a multiple winner of Russian and international competitions in shooting, participated in the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 and the Olympic Games in London in 2012.

Rector of NArFU Elena Kudryashova congratulated the participants of the Universiade:

— We all watched the sporting events very attentively, worried about you. And we were glad when you reached high results, - Elena Kudryashova said. – I sincerely congratulate you. You are the real heroes of the Universiade, I think that you will have a lot more victories ahead.

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