9th European Universities Beach Volleyball Championship
Porto, Portugal: July 23 - 28, 2013
The 9th European Universities Beach Volleyball Championship has successfully concluded on 28th July with an exciting Closing Ceremony in Porto, Portugal. Over 150 participants from 33 Universities from 17 countries took part in this year’s edition of the event. The matches, played in front of full audience, were also broadcast live via webstreaming.
The Opening Ceremony of took place on July 23, in Porto, at Edifício Transparente’s Beach Arena. The Ceremony was attended by Mr José Carlos Marques dos Santos, representing the University of Porto. On behalf of the Organizing Committee, participants were welcomed by Mr Ruben Alves, President of the Organizing Committee and on behalf of the European University Sports Association (EUSA) Mr Fernando Parente, Executive Committee member.
The competition was organized by the Portuguese national university sports federation - FADU, Academic Federation of Porto, University of Porto and Polytechnic Institute, with contribution of Porto City Hall, Porto Lazer and the Portuguese Volleyball Federation.
In men’s finals, the title of champion/s went to Damian Wojtasik and Jaroslaw Lech from the University of Lodz (POL), who have won a thrilling final match against Michal Makowski and Sebastian Sobczak, also from the University of Lodz. In women finals, the title of champion/s went to Juliana Rosas and Tânia Oliveira from University of Fernando Pessoa, who has won an exciting final match against Izabela Soja and Aleksandra Filip from The Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education in Katowice (POL).
Medals and awards were presented by president of Organizing Committee Mr Ruben Alves, Pro-rector from University of Porto Mr Manuel Janeira, representative of Polytechnical Institute of Porto Mr António Cardoso, representative of Porto City Hall Mr Hugo Neto, president of Academic University Sports Federation of Portugal (FADU) Mr Bruno Barracosa and member of EUSA Executive Committee Mr Fernando Parente.
Most valuable players’ awards were also recognised. After the closing speeches, the EUSA flag was passed to Mr Parente, member of the EUSA Executive Committee. The next EUSA beach volleyball event will be held in 2015 at the 10th European Universities Championship in Larnaca, Cyprus.
More information and photos at www.eucbeachvolley2013.com.
1. Wojtasik/ Lech - University of Lodz (POL)
2. Makowski / Sobczak - University of Lodz (POL)
3. Hindrichsen/Muller - University of Kiel (GER)
1. Rosas/Oliveira - University of Fernando Pessoa (POR)
2. Filip/Soja - The Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education in Katowice (POL)
3. Basan/Skorupka - University of Hamburg (GER)