8th European Universities Rowing Championship
Poznan, Poland: September 5-8, 2013
Malta Rowing course in Poznan hosted the 8th European Universities Rowing Championship between September 5 and 8, 2013. Over 400 participants representing 61 universities from 14 countries took part in this event.
The event opened with a colourful procession of all universities which took part in the championship on September 5 in Cultural Centre „Zamek” in Poznan. The event started with welcome addresses by AZS Poznań’s President Mr Tomasz Szponder, Prof. Marek Rocki, President of the Polish University Sport Association (AZS Poland) and Mr Adam Roczek, President of the European University Sports Association (EUSA). They welcomed all guests and competitors, wishing them all a great event and best of luck in the competition. The mayor of the city of Poznań Mr Ryszard Grobelny also gave a short speech and declared the event open.
After intense trainings and competitions, the Closing Ceremony took place on Sunday, September 8 following the final races. Sundays finals ended with prestigious men’s eights race. An entertainment programme also followed.
Medals and awards were presented by EUSA President Mr Adam Roczek, EUSA and FISU Vice-President Mr Oleg Matytsin, FISU Executive Committee Member Mr Marian Dymalski, Director of Sports and Tourism Department at the Marshals Office Mr Tomasz Wiktor, Director of Sports Department at the Municipality of Poznań, Dr Ewa Bak and President of University Sports Association in Poznań Mr Tomasz Szponder.
The event, held under the flag of EUSA (European University Sports Association), had its honorary patronage by Mrs Joanna Mucha, the Polish Minister of Sport. The organizer of the championship was AZS Poznan, with support of also the University Sports Association of Poland. European Universities Rowing Championship challenged university teams from all over Europe and in general classification of Universities, the University of Economy Bydgoszcz (Poland) took the lead, with the University of Vienna, Austria on the second and Kazimierz Wielki University, Poland on the third place. In general classification of Nations Germany won, followed by Poland and United Kingdom.
Rowing will also be featured in Rotterdam in 2014 at the 2nd European Universities Games, while the next European Universities Rowing Championship will be held in 2015 in Hannover, Germany.
More information: www.rowing2013.eusa.eu.
Overview of the gold medallists
M8+: University of Zagreb, CRO
W8+: University of Newcastle, GBR
M4x: University of Economy Bydgoszcz, POL
W4x: University of Economy Bydgoszcz, POL
M4- : University of Vienna, AUT
W4-: Durham University, GBR
LM4x: University of Hamburg, GER
LW4x: University of Exeter, GBR
LM4-: Imperial College London, GBR
M2x : Poznan University of Life Sciences, POL
W2x-: University of Economy Bydgoszcz, POL
M2-: TU Darmstadt, GER
W2- : University of Bremen, GER
LM2x: University of Zurich, SUI
LW2x: University of Vienna, AUT
M1x: Poznan University of Life Sciences, POL
W1x: Kuban University, RUS
LW1x: University of Vienna, AUT
LM1x: University of Economy Bydgoszcz, POL