27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Swimmer Twichell said that she is used to competing in very warm water

American swimmer Ashley Twichell said that she did not have any problems with the warm water during the 10 km swim at the Universiade.


Universiade. Day 12. Swimming. Open water © RIA Novosti /Alexander Vilf

On Wednesday in Kazan, Twichell won with a time of 2 hours 5 minutes 0.9 seconds. The water temperature during the competitions in Kazan was around 30 degrees Celsius. “I am glad that I was able to win, demonstrating that I am in good form. I am used to both cold and hot water, so there were no problems today. Do I have enough strength to swim more? No, I just barely made it the last 300 meters,” said Twichell to journalists.

The Universiade will end in Kazan on Wednesday.

R-Sport, July 17