KAZAN, Russia Š The U.S. Swim Team pushed its medal count to four after
winning two medals on Thursday night at the World University Games in Kazan,
Michael Alexandrov (Champaign, Ill.) won the silver medal in the men’s
100-meter breaststroke and Jacob Pebley (Corvallis, Ore.) claimed bronze in
the 100m backstroke. The pool competition will continue through July 16 in
the Aquatics Palace.
Chesterton High School grad Kyle Whitaker had a time of 2:00.03 in the men’s
200 IM to move on to the finals, while Adam Hinshaw’s (Saratoga, Calif.)
missed the final with a time of 2:02.52.
The United States medal count is at four with three silvers and one bronze.
Taking place every two years, the World University Games are an
international, multi-sport event organized for university athletes by the
International Sports Federation.
Swimmers were selected to the 2013 World University Games Team roster based
on their performance at the 2012 U.S. Open Championships and the 2013 Open
Water National Championships.
All athletes selected for the team must be at least 17 years old and less
than 28 years old on January 1, 2013.
The pool competition in Kazan, Russia, is set for July 10-16 followed by the
open water competition scheduled for July 17. For more information on this
year’s Games, visit