Install

Get the latest updates as we post them — right on your browser

. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Russians Take Gold

JACA, Spain () -- Russia's Irina Lobachyova and Ilya Averbaukh picked up the ice dance gold medal in the Winter University Games -- and apologized.


In the brief warm-up just before the top teams performed Tuesday, the Russian team crashed at full speed into the Italian team of Barbara Fusar and Maurizio Margaglio.


Fusar suffered a leg injury and dropped from an event in which he might have won a bronze.


"I'm happy, but I'm unhappy because of the accident," Averbaukh said. Russian team officials repeated the apology several times.


Czech skaters Katerina Mrazova and Martin Simecek took the silver. Bronze went to the Kazakh team of Yelena Stekolnikova and Dmitri Kazarlyga.