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Russian Alpine skier Kuznetsov wins gold in giant slalom at 2019 FISU Winter Universiade

March 08, 13:14 UTC+3 KRASNOYARSK

The silver medal went to Italian Alberto Blengini

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Ivan Kuznetsov

Ivan Kuznetsov

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KRASNOYARSK, March 8. /TASS/. Russian Alpine skier Ivan Kuznetsov has won the gold medal in the men’s giant slalom at the 2019 FISU Winter Universiade in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk.

Based on the results of two runs, the Russian athlete covered the distance in 1 minute and 55.51 seconds. The silver medal went to Italian Alberto Blengini (0.52 seconds behind the winner) while Swiss athlete Livio Simonet packed the bronze (+ 0.70).

Russia is at the top in the overall medal standings of the Universiade with 25 golds, 27 silvers and 22 bronzes. South Korea is ranked 2nd with 12 medals (6-2-4), followed by Switzerland (2-2-3).

The Russian Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, which has a population of over one million, is hosting the 2019 FISU Winter Universiade between March 2 and 12.

The 2019 Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk offers 76 sets of medals in 11 sports competitions, which are Alpine Skiing, Curling, Biathlon, Figure Skating, Cross-Country Skiing, Ice Hockey, Snowboard, Short Track Speed Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Bandy and Ski Orienteering.

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