Saanich’s Stacie Anaka wins bronze at Universiade Games

Wrestler Stacie Anaka and Vikes swimmer Eric Hedlin take bronze at Universiade Games in Kazan, Russia

Reynolds grad and former SFU wrestling star Stacie Anaka defeated Natalya Palamarchuk of Azarbaijan 3-1 for bronze in the 67 kilograms category at the biennial Summer Universiade Games in Kazan, Russia on Sunday.

Anaka’s is one of 15 medals so far for Canada.

In the pool, UVic Vikes swimmer Eric Hedlin captured bronze in the men’s 800-metre freestyle with a time of 7:53.78. The CIS Rookie of the Year and CIS First Team All-Canadian was 3.82 seconds back of gold medallist Kohei Yamamoto of Japan, with Sergii Frolov of Ukraine second with a time of 7:51.02.

The games continue until Wednesday (July 17).

 

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