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Russian team will be fighting hard to win, head coach of Russian national open water squad says

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25.07.2015, 08:49 Sport
In the lead-up to the kickoff of the open water swimming events at the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan, head coach of the Russian national team, Aleksey Akatyev, stated that the best conditions are created for the 16th World Championships athletes in Kazan.

“Look around and you’ll see that everything is done to a high standard. I should admit I have never seen such preparation of the tournament so far. The host city has surpassed all of my expectations. Even the Opening Ceremony, which I attended, appeared to be the most spectacular one throughout the entire history of the FINA World Championships. For our part, we will try to do everything possible to ensure that our athletes can demonstrate remarkable results,” Aleksey Akatyev said.

“The Russian team will be fighting hard to win, although it won’t be easy because our competitors are very strong. However, we are prepared to win and will strain every effort to meet the challenge,” he added.

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