29th SUMMER UNIVERSIADE 2017
From 19 to 30 August 2017 in Taipei the 29th World Summer UNIVERSIADE was held under the patronage of the INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY SPORTS FEDERATION (FISU). The name UNIVERSIADE comes from the words "University" and “Olympics”. Since 1959, UNIVERSIADE has been held every two years, there is two types of UNIVERSIADE - summer and winter.
In 2019, Naples (Italy) will take the next SUMMER "World Student Games".
29th SUMMER UNIVERSIADE included 22 kinds of different sports.
Students from 45 countries from all over the world "flew" to Taipei to compete at the international students sports competitions and show all their athletic abilities.
The swimming program was held from 20 to 26 August in the 50m outdoor pool at the National Sports University.
Six Elite swimmers from Club "Energy Standard” represented their national students teams:
★ Silver Medalist at the World Championships 2017 - Mykhailo Romanchuk
★ Winner at the SUMMER UNIVERSIADE 2015 - Sergii Frolov
★ World Champion in Windsor 2016 - Alexey Bryanskii
★ World Junior Record holder - Andrii Khloptsov
★ Finalist at the World Championships 2017 - Sergii Shevtsov
★ Relay gold medalist at the World Championships in Kazan 2015 - Rachael Kelly
The guys proved that they are real “fighters” after all important summer swimming events where they successfully competed and overall won 7 medals within 7 days of the Summer UNIVERSIADE!
The CHAMPION of the number of earned medals was Mykhailo ROMANCHUK! Misha pleased us with his impeccable performance in the 400m Free distance - 3: 45.96 - GOLD and CR.
In the distance, which is easy can be called like his “lucky distance”, Mykhailo brought one more SILVER at the international meeting this summer - 1500m Free- 14:57.51, and the only one swimmer who could outrun our star was the Italian famous swimmer, Misha's swimming friend and, of course, the eternal and main rival - Grigorio PALTRINIERI (14:47.75).
The second silver our swimmer won into an incredible fight with the same Italian unbeaten Grigorio PALTRINIERI in the new OLYMPIC distance 800m Free - 7: 46.28.
Our young seventeen-year-old athlete Andrii Khloptsov one more time proved his skills in Butterfly stroke and brought to the Ukrainian team 2 medals: silver and bronze!
SILVER medal Andrii got in the 100m Fly - 51.91, what is only 0.1 sec slower than result of the Russian swimmer Alexander Sadovnikov.
BRONZE medal Andrii won in the fight for the first place in the distance which is twice shorter - 23.54, and split the podium with the Brazilian swimmer Martinez De Souza.
BRONZE medal won SergIi Frolov in the 800m Freestyle race, and showed us his best result this season - 7: 51.06.
BRONZE in the 100m Butterflly won RACHAEL KELLY, finishing her race with the result - 58.90.
Alexei Bryanskii qualified to the final in the 50m Free event with a result - 22.23, and already in the finals he improved his time and finished off his race with 5th time - 22.18.
In the preliminary heat in the 100m Free, Sergii Shevtsov showed a result quite close to his PB - 48.92, due to what he entered to the semifinal where he slightly worsens his heat’s result - 49.12, and anyway he qualified to the final heat, but unfortunately Sergii touched the wall with a 8th time in the final - 49.68.
From the bottom of the heart we congratulate our athletes and coaches with an excellent end of the season and we wish you to have a good rest!