21th International Rowing Regatta Sveti Duje

21th International Rowing Regatta Sveti Duje

The International Regatta Sveti Duje took place in Split for its 21th edition from May 12-14.

This was the 21st time when the top university rowing crews from Europe and beyond, were gathered in Split, through their participation in the Sveti Duje International Rowing Regatta.

The event was organized by the Croatian Academic Sport Federation (CASF), University of Split and Split University Sport Association in cooperation with local partners, under the patronage of the European University Sport Association (EUSA).

On 12th of May, the event had its Opening Ceremony, at the Basements of the Diocletian’s Palace, also attended by representatives of the Executive Committee Members of the European University Sports Association (EUSA). The President of EUSA, Mr Adam Roczek had a short welcoming speech and address to the present athletes, officials and guests.

Earlier in the day, at the Spinit Incubator, an Educational Meet-up “Lessons from the boat” on the topic of Dual Career also took place. It was opened for students, student-athletes, offering them information and possibilities for dual career in medicine and sports. The main speakers and guests were experts with great experience and knowledge in both fields. 

The next day, on 13th of May, the International Rowing Regatta Sv Duje, officially started with an amazing rowing racing spirit at the University Race, continued by the University Race Finals and the Award Ceremony.

In the women race there was some strong competition shown which resulted with a great final, where the gold medal belonged to the University of Oxford, the second place was conquered by University of Cambridge and the bronze went in the hands of the hosts University of Split.

Double victory was taken by University of Oxford winning the gold medal in the men race, as well as for University of Cambridge taking over the second position. On the third place, with the bronze around their necks we saw Imperial College of London.

The second competition day was reserved for the European University Race, the Intercontinental Race and the Race of the Legends. The winner of both European University and Intercontinental Race is Imperial College of London. This year for the first time the University of Johannesburg and Korean National Sports University, were part of the International Rowing Regatta, winning the second and third place in the Intercontinental Race.

In the race of Legends, the first place went in the hands of the Oxford Legends, while the second and third place on the podium were taken by Cambridge Legends and Split Legends.

The members of the Executive Committee of EUSA were also present at the Finals and the Awards Ceremonies. Medals were attributed also by Mr Haris Pavletic as CASF President, Mr Adam Roczek, EUSA President and Matjaž Pecovnik, EUSA Secretary General.


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