27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Borodina considers that she had to think better in the swim at 10 km in Kazan

The Russian athlete Angelina Borodina said that she had to think better in the swim 10 kilometers in open water in Kazan.

On Wednesday Borodina finished with the sixth result  in the Universiade competitions, losing to an American Ashley Twichell 1 minute and 51.2 seconds.


Universiade. Day 12. Swimming. Open water © RIA Novosti / Alexandr Wilf

“First of all I want to thank the coach, doctors, organizers, masseurs for training. I had to think better somewhere, and I missed the jerk near the food item, and when I saw that my rivals were ahead, I could not catch up,” - said Borodina to the  reporters of R-Sport. The athlete also complained that the water was too warm. “I poorly keep the hot water; we’ve always laid emphasis on the cold water and the optimum temperature of 19 degrees, and here the average temperature  was 29 degrees Celsius and  in some places up to 35. It was very hot; we’re as boiled dumplings there. It is difficult for me to make my body work in such water, I want to rest and to relax, "- added Borodina.

R-Sport, July 17