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Meeting with the winners of Winter Universiade 2017

March 1, 2017, Krasnoyarsk

Vladimir Putin visited Biathlon Academy multipurpose sports centre in Krasnoyarsk and met with the winners of the 28th Winter Universiade 2017. The President toured the sports complex and talked with Universiade medalists.

Winter Universiade 2017 took place in Almaty, Kazakhstan between January 29 and February 8 under the auspices of the International University Sports Federation (FISU).

The Universiade competition schedule featured eight statutory and four supplementary disciplines. Russia dominated the medal tally with a total of 71 medals, including 29 gold, 27 silver and 15 bronze medals.

The President thanked Russia’s national student sports team for the high achievements at Winter Universiade 2017.

Earlier, the President sent a congratulatory message to Russia’s national student sports team saying that the athletes were worthy representatives of Russia at this prestigious international competition, earning a record-high number of medals at a winter Universiade.

March 1, 2017, Krasnoyarsk