Valentina Matviyenko, "Winter Universiade 2019 left a great legacy for the young and all citizens of the Krasnoyarsk Territory alike"
Valentina Matviyenko who is serving as Chair of the Federation Council of Russia and Alexander Uss, Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, discussed the issues of the social and economic development of the region and the results of the Winter Universiade Krasnoyarsk 2019. The meeting took place within the framework of the Governor's regular working visit to Moscow.
Valentina Matviyenko noted that the Winter Universiade Krasnoyarsk 2019 proved to be a major international event and went well: "Hosting the Games required a top-notch sports infrastructure that had been successfully created. The Winter Universiade 2019 left a great legacy for the young and all residents of the Krasnoyarsk Territory alike." According to the Chair of the Federation Council, such events give a powerful impulse to the development of the region.
Alexander Uss, in his turn, delineated the work that has been done by the city residents that contributed to the preparation of sports complexes and city infrastructure facilities for the competitions: "There is a total number of 34 high-quality venues. That said, as some experts claim, including those among the overseas technical specialists, some of the venues could as well be rated as the best in the world."
For the record, the 29th Winter Universiade 2019 was held in Krasnoyarsk from March 2 to 12. The Games set the record in the number of participants: within the period of 11 days, athletes from 58 countries competed for medals in 11 sports. The Russia national team won by a large margin based on the team medal count of the Winter Universiade Krasnoyarsk 2019, earning a total of 112 medals: 41 gold, 39 silver, and 32 bronze.