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Students from MU-Varna with Gold and Silver Medals from the 35th International Sports Festival in Istanbul

The students of Medical University - Varna took part in the swimming and tennis competitions at the 35th International Student Sports Festival, organized by one of the most famous Turkish universities, with more than 150 years of history, Boğaziçi University in Istanbul.

More than five hundred students from near and distant countries: the United States, Austria, France, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lebanon, Qatar, Turkey, Bulgaria and others took part at the festival, which was held from 9 to May 12. They competed in several sports disciplines such as football, basketball, rugby, volleyball, tennis, table tennis, swimming, yachting, etc. The sports competition was held in the southern campus of the University, located on the Bosphorus.

The 2nd-year medical student Kristian Krastev won the first place in three swimming disciplines- 50 m freestyle, 50 m butterfly and 200 m freestyle. He was also second in 100m freestyle.

The 3rd–year student in Medical Cosmetics, Simona Borisova ranked first in 50m butterfly. She added to her assets 3 more silver medals (second place in 50 m freestyle, 50 m crawl and 100m butterfly) and a third place in 100 m backstroke crawl. Velina Bogdanova ranked third in 50m backstroke crawl.

The swimmers of Medical University - Varna participated in three swimming relays, winning two first and one second place.

 Iliana Petrova, a 1st–year medical student ranked second in tennis. Elitsa Mollova and Iliana Petrova reached the semifinals in women's doubles and played against the host university team.