Rus News Journal

The European championship on basketball: bronze Russia has broken Macedonians

After tragical defeat with a team of France, Russian national team has acted in final game for bronze without leader Victor Hrjapy.

On Friday it has received a small trauma. Without blood has not managed also a match with Macedonians. In persistent struggle under a basket to Andrey Vorontsevichu have broken an eyebrow. With the blood-stained person the player has left a platform.

Three times Russians successfully went forward. In the fourth, final period Macedonians have deduced the command forward with result 55: 52.

then the happy moment for Andrey Kirilenko &ndash has come; it has sent three productive distant throws to a basket of rivals.

Andrey Kirilenko (on a photo on the right) has entered into the five of the best players of the European championship 2011 in Vilnius.

From defeat sine - it is red - white the error of Macedonians when one of players has not got to a basket has rescued also. Russia has won with result 72:68 and has won bronze medals.

Andrey Kirilenko has entered Into the five of the best players of the championship only. The award to it was handed over by the legendary player earlier supporting a national team of the USSR, the pupil of legendary trainer Alexander Gomelsky – Arvidas Sabonis.

On a press - A.Kirilenko`s conferences has underlined: « the Command difficultly worked and now we rejoice that our diligence have not passed without a trace – we come back with medals ».

the Best pupil of a national team was echoed by the strategist of the command David Blatt: « We have lost only time. It is perfect result and, therefore I am proud of the command. We took bronze ».

the Russian fans after competitions have waited rewarding ceremonies then together with the command have gone to celebrate victory.

the Photo: Robertas Dachkus