DUSHANBE, July 16, 2013, Asia-Plus -- Sambo wrestler Nusratsho Emomov has won the fifth medal for Tajikistan at the 2013 Summer Universiade, finishing third in the men’s Sambo in the 74 kg weight category.

According to the 2013 Summer Universiade’ website, Tajikistan with five medals (two silver and three bronze) is now 44th among 170 countries participating in the XXVII Universiade in Kazan, Russia.

Tajik athletes won two medals (one silver and one bronze) in Sambo (a Russian combat sport) and three medals (one silver and two bronze) in the Belt Wrestling (a form of wrestling that involves contestants aiming to knock each other over by grappling with a belt).

According to the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Tajikistan, 45 Tajik athletes are competing in nine sports at the 2013 Summer Universiade that kicked off on July 6 and is concluding tomorrow.

The 2013 Summer Universiade, officially known as the XXVII Summer Universiade, is being held from July 6 to 17 in the city of Kazan, Russia, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan.  It is reportedly the second largest sport participation event in the world.  More than 13,500 University athletes from over 170 countries are participating in 13 mandatory and 14 optional sports, making the Universiade the biggest ever in the history of the event. The Universiade is organized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU), based in Lausanne, Switzerland.  351 sets of medals will be distributed in the two weeks of the competition.