Ilya Zakharov and Evgeny Kuznetsov

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TASS, July 18. Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Russian athletes Ilya Zakharov and Evgeny Kuznetsov with a victory in the world championship on water sports in Budapest in the men’s synchronised three-meter springboard. The text of the congratulations of the President published on the Kremlin website.

“In Budapest you have demonstrated real leadership qualities, professional excellence and achieved the best result. Your impressive performance proved that sports success in choosing the most talented, motivated and a strong spirit”, – Putin said in greeting.

Zakharov and Kuznetsov for the first time in his career he won the world championship gold. In the men’s synchronised three-meter springboard at the three previous world Championships in 2011, 2013 and 2015 athletes became silver medalists. Also on account of the silver Olympic games in London in the discipline .

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