EUC Combat 2023 wrap up in Zagreb
The European Universities Combat Championships have finally concluded on Sunday 23 July, with an exciting Closing Ceremony at Dom odbojke sports hall in Zagreb, Croatia.
Over 1300 participants from almost 400 Universities from 31 countries took part in this year’s edition of the event.
The closing event saw the trophies awarded to the most successful European universities in each martial art discipline.
Representatives from various Ukrainian universities dominated judo, with Sumy State University securing the top spot.
University representatives from Istanbul Aydin University in Turkey clinched the title of the best in karate.
Their fellow countrymen from Ankara Gazi University and Marmara University claimed trophies in taekwondo.
Hungarian University of Sports Science took home the kickboxing crown.
The championships commenced with the opening ceremony on Thursday, July 20, at the packed Dom Odbojke sports hall on the Sava River. The 1500+ acredited people arrived in Zagreb on Wednesday, July 19, and have departed from Croatia on Monday, July 24.
During the closing ceremony, representatives of the Poznań organizing committee received the European University Sports Federation (EUSA) flag from this year's host, the Zagreb University Sports Association.The Polish city of Poznań will host the next edition of the European Universities Combat Championships in 2025.
The success of the event would not have been possible without the dedication of approximately 80 volunteers from Zagreb, various parts of Croatia, and abroad. Their selfless contributions to the sports team, accreditation team, protocol and ceremonies team, information team, transport team, logistics team, media team, and medical team ensured the smooth functioning of the championships.
It is organised by Zagreb University Sports Federation and University of Zagreb, with the contribution of partners such as Ministry of Tourism and Sport, Croatian Academic Sports Federation, City of Zagreb, Student Council of the University of Zagreb, Student Center of the University of Zagreb, Zagreb Sports Federation, Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Zagreb, Croatian Karate Federation, Croatian Taekwondo Federation, Croatian Judo Federation, Croatian Kickboxing Federation, ZET (Zagrebački električni tramvaj), Pride, and Jana.
More info and all medallists can be found at combatsports2023.eusa.eu