Zabljak, Montenegro: July 23-26, 2015
The 7th EUSA European Universities Karate Championship concluded on July 26th with the finals matches and the Closing Ceremony in Zabljak, Montenegro.
Almost 120 participants from 44 Universities took part in this year’s edition of the event which started on July 23 2015.
The Opening Ceremony of the 7th EUSA European Universities Karate Championship took place on July 24 in Zabljak, Montenegro, at the Sports Center Zabljak.
The Ceremony was attended by the Mayor of Zabljak Mr Veselin Vukicevic, President of Karate Federation of Montenegro Mr Dragan Sakotic, representative of the EUSA Games 2016 Mr Marko Zunic, Mr Boris Sekulic, President of the Organizing Committee and Students Sports Association of Montenegro (SSAM) and Predrag Zecevic, SSAM EC President, representatives of the European University Sports Association (EUSA) Mr Filipe Santos and Mr Patrik Perosa and other guests.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee participants were first welcomed by Mr Vukicevic, the Mayor of the Municipality of Zabljak. EUSA Executive Committee representative Mr Santos, EUSA honorary member, welcomed all participants and wished all the teams and participants who came to test their skills and abilities great competitions and all the best. He also thanked the Organizing Committee for all their contributions.
The Opening ceremony featured march-pass of the athletes, raising of the EUSA flag and students’ and EUSA anthem Gaudeamus Igitur, oath of the athletes and officials and also an interesting cultural programme.
The competition was organized between July 23 and 26 by the Students Sports Association of Montenegro with contribution of Municipality of Zabljak and Montenegrin Directorate of Youth and Sport, hosting competitors of 44 European universities from nine countries.
It’s not first time that Students Sports Association of Montenegro is organizing international students sports events. SSAM has already successfully organized the 1st European Universities Karate Championship 2003 in Podgorica, 6th European Universities Futsal Championship 2009 in Podgorica, 7th World University Karate Championship 2010 in Podgorica, 9th European Universities Tennis Championship 2013 in Bar and 9th World University Karate Championship 2014 in Bar.
First time EUSA will present cups for the winners of overall standings in both male and female categories. Competition was divided in kata and kumite individual and team in both men and women categories. The most successful University in general order was Sarajevo University from Bosnia and Herzegovina while Turkish Istanbul Aydin University took second place in overall ranking.
During competition medals and awards were presented by Mr Felipe Santos, EUSA honorary member, Mr Patrik Perosa, EUSA Sports manager, Mr Veselin Vukicevic, Major of the Municipality of Zabljak, Mr Boris Sekulic, President of the Students Sports Association of Montenegro and Organizing committee and Mr Dragan Sakotic, President of Karate Federation of Montenegro.
During the closing ceremony, the EUSA flag was passed to representatives of Portugal, as next European Universities Karate Championship will take place in Coimbra, Portugal in 2017 and all athletes and teams are warmly welcomed to join the next EUSA Karate events.
Overview of the Champions – Gold medallists per category:
Team Men: University Donja Gorica (MNE)
Team Women: Istanbul Aydin University (TUR)
Individual Men: Luis Silva, University of Porto (POR)
Individual Women: Alexandra Feracci, University of Corsica (FRA)
Team Men: Technical University of Munich (GER)
Team Women: University of Sarajevo (BIH)
-60kg Men: Mario Kovacevic, University of Montenegro (MNE)
-67kg Men: Muhammet Alli Yilmaz, Marmara University (TUR)
-75kg Men: Recep Ersel Kocer, Istanbul Aydin University (TUR)
-84kg Men: Edin Bektas, University of Sarajevo (BIH)
+84kg Men: Jagoba Vizuete Fernandez, The Catholic University of Saint Anthony (ESP)
-50kg Women: Selva Nur Akkurt, Istanbul Ticaret University (TUR)
-55kg Women: Stella Holczer, Technical University Kaiserslautern (GER)
-61kg Women: Ana Raquel Lopes Simao, NOVA Lisbon University (POR)
-68kg Women: Anica Mijatovic, University of Montenegro (MNE)
+68kg Women: Meltem Hocaoglu, Marmara University (TUR)
For more information, please see the official website www.karate2015.eusa.eu.
FINAL STANDINGS MIXED
- Sarajevo University BIH
- Istanbul Aydin University TUR
- Marmara University TUR
- University of Donja Gorica MNE
- University of Porto POR
- Technical University of Munich GER
- Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 FRA
- Istanbul Ticaret University TUR
- Nova University of Lisbon POR
- The Catholic University of Saint Anthony ESP
- Technion - Israel Institute of Technology ISR
- University of Montenegro MNE
- University of Aveiro POR
- Istocno Sarajevo University BIH
- Polytechnic Institute of Porto POR
- University of Tuzla BIH
- University of AuvergneFRA
- University of Corsica FRA
- Ludwig-Maximilians-University MunichGER
- Technical University Kaiserslautern GER
- University of Leipzig GER
- Armenian State Institute of Physical Culture ARM
- Travnik University BIH
- University "Dzemal Bijedic" BIH
- University of Banja Luka BIH
- Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University GER
- University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm GER
- University of Bamberg GER
- University of Koblenz-Landau GER
- University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro POR
- University of Strasbourg FRA
- South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences GER
- University of Applied Sciences for Engineering and Economics Berlin GER
- University of Upper Alsace FRA
- Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Stuttgart GER
- Catholic University of Applied Sciences Munich GER
- University of Hohenheim GER
- University of Stuttgart GER
- University of Erlangen-Nurnberg GER
- University of Magdeburg GER
- University of Mostar BIH
- University of Mannheim GER
- University of Paderborn GER
- University of WurzburgGER