27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Podyakov thinks that he had not enough stamina in 10km heat

The Russian swimmer Artem Podyakov thinks that he had not enough stamina in the men’s 10km open water.

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Universiade. 12th day. Swimming. Open Water. © RIA Novosti/Aleksandr Vilf

Podyakov finished 11th and lost to the winner Matteo Furlan 1 minute and 32.3 seconds.

“I had not enough speed and stamina. I was among leaders when we started, and I should have stay among first three, but I could not. Water’s features? It is too hot and streams are like that. It is very hot, like in the bath,” said Podyakov to the R-Sport journalists.

R-Sport, July 17