Chinese sportsmen would be the major competitors of the Russian team during the 26th World University Games in China's Shenzhen, Russian Sports Minister Vitali Mutko said Tuesday.
"These Games will not be easy, because they take place in China. Competition from the Chinese sportsmen will be very high. Our guys face tough challenge. But I think they will perform properly," Mutko said.
Russian team consists of 476 students from 64 educational institutions. Some of them are Olympics champions. They will compete in all 24 events for 306 medals from August 12-23.