EUC Combat 2019
European Universities Karate Championship

Zagreb, Croatia
July 31-August 3, 2019

Forming part of the first EUSA Combat Championships, the 9th edition of the European Universities Karate Championship took place in the Croatian capital city of Zagreb.

The Combat Championships were made up of four sports, namely Judo, Karate, Kickboxing and Taekwondo, with over 1300 participants from 404 different universities and 36 countries taking part across all four competitions.

A total of 446 participants took part in the Karate Championship, hailing from 172 universities and 30 different countries, making it the biggest of the four Combat Sports at the Championship.

The Croatian Academic Sports Association was the main organiser of the event along with the City of Zagreb as an organisational partner, with support from the European Karate Federation as well.

EUC Karate 2019

Present on behalf of EUSA was Sports Manager Mr Besim Aliti as SCAC Chair and Karate Technical Delegate Mr Davor Cipek, Assistant Technical Delegate Mr Luka Pozgaj and EUSA Control Commission Chair Mr Piotr Marzsal.

At the end of the four days of highly competitive and intense match-ups, hosts University of Zagreb from Croatia grabbed top spot on the podium in the Mixed Team Competition, followed by North Macedonia’s St Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje in second place and Istanbul Aydin University from Turkey in third.

2019 EUC Karate

Karate will appear for just the second time on the sports programme at the European Universities Games in Belgrade, Serbia later this year, before once again forming part of the four sports at the EUSA Combat Championships, taking place once more in Zagreb, Croatia in 2021.

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Mixed Team

1 University of Zagreb (CRO)

2 St Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje (MKD)

3 Istanbul Aydin University (TUR)


Kumite Men
National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport (UKR)

Kumite Women
Lviv State University of Physical Culture (UKR)

Kata Men
Istanbul Aydin University (TUR)

Kata Women
University of Malaga (ESP)



Botond Nagy, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (HUN)

-60kg: Xenos Christos Stefanos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (GRE)
-67kg: Francesco D’onofrio, University of Rome (ITA)
-75kg: Dozic Mensur, University of Tuzla (BIH)
-84kg: Robin Rettenbacher, University of Salzburg (AUT)
+84kg: Karlo Raguz, University of Zagreb (CRO)


Terryana Danofrio, University of Rome (ITA)

-50kg: Jelena Pehar, University of Zagreb (CRO)
-55kg: Monika Burgerova, University of South Bohemia (CZE)
-61kg: Zenira Bektas, University of Sarajevo (BIH)
-68kg: Anita Tadic, University of Zagreb (CRO)
+68kg: Lucija Lesjak, University of Zagreb (CRO)