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Below follow the main events in the Russian sports world in the last 24 hours at 2 p.m. GMT July 11

* Russian tennis player Yevgeny Korolyov advanced to the next round of the 302,000-euro Synsam Swedish Open in Bastad, Sweden, after defeating Florent Serra from France 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

* Five athletes from Mordovia won gold medals at the Russian BMX-sport championship, Slavonic Brotherhood, held in the Bryansk Region, central Russia

* Russia's Nikolai Valuyev, the WBA Heavyweight World Champion, resumed training after knee surgery

* Zenit St. Petersburg soccer club officially introduced two new players from South Korea: defender Kim Dong-jin and midfielder Lee Ho

* Nikolai Fyodorov, the president of Chuvashia, a Russian region in the Volga area, said he intended to ask the Russian Federal Agency for Physical Culture and Sport to grant Keresh (Belt Wrestling) the official status as a sport

* Basketball club CSKA extended a contract with Belgium center Thomas Van Den Spiegel, 28, for another year

* Moscow will host on July 15-16 the finals of 5th European Rugby Sevens Championship. Eleven teams will compete for the title including defending champions from Portugal. The rest of the teams are from Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Georgia, Spain, France, Italy, Romania, Moldova and Andorra.

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