6th European Universities Karate Championship
Budapest, Hungary: July 18-21, 2013
The 6th European Universities Karate Championship concluded on 21th July 2013 with a Closing Ceremony at Budaörs Sports Hall in Budapest, Hungary. Over 350 participants, representing 127 universities from 27 European countries took part in this year’s edition of the event.
The event was organized from 18th to 21st July 2013 in Budapest, Budaörs under the flag of the European University Sports Association (EUSA) by the Hungarian University Sports Federation (HUSF), hosted by the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, the Eötvös Loránd University and the National University of Public Service with the contribution of the Hungarian Karate Federation. The competitions were in men’s and women’s kata and kumite, with several weight categories, and also including the team competitions.
Although this was the first time that the Hungarian University Sports Federation organizes an EUSA event, in the previous decades several significant international university sports events took place in Hungary (2 World University Games, 1 Summer Universiade, 10 World University Championships).
The Opening Ceremony of the 6th European Universities Karate Championship took place on 19th July 2013 in Budapest at the Budaörs Sports Hall. The Ceremony was attended by EUSA Honorary President Alberto Gualtieri, HUSF President Dr. Adam Kiss, President of the Hungarian Karate Federation Dr. János Mészáros, Norbert Kiss deputy state secretary for youth and sport and Miklós Tóth vice-president of the Hungarian Olympic Committee, and the representatives of the host universities.
The winner of the Kata team competition is University of Giessen (GER) in men's category and St. Kliment Ohridski University Bitola (MKD) in women's. In Kumite team, the winner in men's category was the University of Montenegro (MNE) while the University of Salzburg (AUT) took home the women's champions title.
Medals and awards were presented by EUSA Honorary President Alberto Gualtieri and HUSF President Professor Adam Kiss.
In the end, the EUSA flag was passed to the representative of the Students Sport Association of Montenegro, as the 7th European Universities Karate Championship in 2015 will be organised in Podgorica, Montenegro. All teams are warmly welcomed to join the next European Universities Karate Championship.
More info can be found at www.karate2013.eusa.eu.