Famous athletes of Russia, as well as representatives of the national cultural elite, were awarded the honorary title of Kazan 2013 Ambassador. The mission of a Kazan 2013 Ambassador is to promote the ideas of the Universiade, to popularise and develop the values of university sports, tourism and a healthy lifestyle.
Merited Master of Sport of Russia, European champion, two-time world climbing champion. Best results in year 2011: 1st place at World Championships, 3rd place at World Cup stage in Barcelona (Spain), 2nd place at World Cup stage in Vail (USA), 1st place at World Cup stage in Vienna (Austria), 2nd place at World Cup stage in Log-Dragomer (Slovenia).
"I’m pleased that I was entrusted with such an important mission. Today I was filled with pride when I was carrying the FISU Flag in downtown Ekaterinburg. Further on, I would like to actively contribute to promoting a healthy lifestyle and popularising sports in the Sverdlovsk Region. I would like to take part in some capacity in the Games 2013 OC’s work in Kazan. I’m positive that Russia, as a great country of sports, will host the Universiade at the highest possible level and will amaze the world with its hospitality."
Merited Master of Sports in Rhythmic gymnastics, member of the Russian national team (since 2000). Two-time Olympic champion (2004 and 2008) in the group competition, world champion (2003, 2005), European champion (2005) in the group competition. She lives in Nizhny Novgorod, played for the Dynamo Sports Society. She was awarded the Order of Friendship (2005).
The World University Games are a dress rehearsal for the Olympics; both in terms of national team reserve selection and introduction of youth to international sports movement. I believe that the Games in Kazan will be staged at the highest level, because the city has all the conditions created for sports development; tremendous sports facilities are constructed in Kazan. It’s important for me that I was awarded the honour to present such an interesting and grand international university sports project as the 2013 Summer Universiade. I think that the preparations for the Games will unite youth throughout Russia and become our common goal for the next two years.
Merited Master of Sports of Russia in artistic gymnastics; two-time Olympic champion (2000); two-time world champion; two-time European champion (1999, 2002), champion of Russia (1999), America’s Cup holder (2001). In 2010 she won the Cruel Games TV show together with diver Yury Kunakov.
"An opportunity to stage the Universiade in Russia is a great luck for all students of our country. And I was very pleased when I found out that the Kazan 2013 organisers see me as their ambassador."
Singer, Honoured Artist of the Republic of Tatarstan, finalist of The Voice musical TV show, Silver Voice of Russia title holder, winner of the Country of the Singing Nightingale Grand Prix.
Merited Master of Sports in Rhythmic gymnastics, first ever two-time Olympic rhythmic gymnastics champion in the individual all-around (2008, 2012), repeat world and European champion in the individual all-around, two-time Summer Universiade medal winner (2009, 2011), repeat medal winner at the World Cup and Grand Prix Series events, holder of the Order of Service to the Fatherland, 4th Class, Order of Friendship.
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