The Universiade is a traditional sports tournament held by FISU (International Federation of Student Sport). The very name is a combination of the words "University" and "Olympics".
As at the Olympics, there is a medal set-off, the victory of which is the goal of the performance of all the participants.
All Attention Fly
Although the Universiade is held not only in summer, but alsoIn winter, the main attention of sports statisticians is attracted by the very first. After all, in summer student competitions more countries and sportsmen participate. And they play, of course, much more rewards. In the history of the Universiade, 53 tournaments took place (27 summer and 26 winter ones). As a result of all the winners were awarded with awards, which could be proud of.
According to eyewitnesses, the Universiade-2013 medalsThe organizers made them very fragile, and several of them "died" when they were handed over. Similar incidents occurred, in particular, with Russian Azamat Leypanov and Chinese Tian Tsin.
First medal, first record
Summer Universiade number 1, which becameThe successor to the World University Games held in 1923-1957, was held in Turin, Italy in 1959, and brought the expected success to the hosts. 18 gold prizes of the Italian national team became the first record of the competition.
The next triumphant student OlympicsIs the US team, after eight years, won the 31 highest award in Tokyo. But the brightest achievement of the 20th century and a new record, immediately received the name "eternal", was established by the USSR student team. At the Universiade-73 in Moscow, the Soviet team had 68 gold awards. And the total number of prize places has also stopped at a record level of 134.
Fantastic achievement of the USSR national team by numberClimbing on the pedestal lasted really long. And it was beaten when the Soviet Union was no more. It happened in 2011 at the Games in Chinese Shenzhen. Chinese sportsmen-students, who won 75 gold medals on their soil, surpassed their geographical neighbors.
The Kazan phenomenon
Universiade 2013 in Kazan can be consideredA kind of continuation of the rivalry between the Russian and Chinese teams that began two years earlier. And if in Shenzhen Chinese athletes have surpassed second-placed Russians as in the total number of medals (145 against 132), and in gold (75 against 42), then in the capital of Tatarstan there was a convincing revenge.
The first home gold went to the jumper in the waterEugene Kuznetsov. In total, the Russian student team managed to win 292 medals at the XXVII World Summer Universiade, including 155 gold medals. There is a new record! By the way, the final of these 155 was won by the shooter Taras Luginets. Taking the second step of the team pedestal, the Chinese team took home 77 awards, of which only 26 became gold.
The largest number of medals won in KazanRussian Vladimir Morozov - 6, four of them were of the highest dignity. Also on four gold Julia Efimova (both - swimming) and Margarita Mamun (rhythmic gymnastics) have won.
Who is bigger?
The first places, encouraged by gold medals,Russian athletes took part in 23 sports program of the Games-2013. Most of them turned out to be in the "piggy bank" of athletes - 22. Excellent representatives of swimming in Kazan (17 gold medals), sambo, wrestling and sports shooting (12 each), rowing on kayaks and canoes and gymnastics (10 each) Gymnastics (8), boxing, weightlifting and fencing (all for 6).