European Universities Handball Championship
Antequera, Spain: July 2-8, 2017
The European Universities Handball Championship 2017 took place in Antequera, Spain. The event hosted over 360 athletes, including 10 women’s teams and 12 men’s teams, representing 21 universities, coming from 12 European countries.
The event was organised by the Spanish University Sports Federation and by the University of Malaga, in close cooperation with the European Handball Federation (EHF) and in partnership with Malaga Province and Antequera Municipality. EUSA was officially represented by Mr Kemal Tamer, EUSA Vice-President, by Mr Besim Aliti, Sport Manager of EUSA, and by the EUSA Technical Delegate, Mrs Carmen Manchado, assisted by Mr Leopold Kalin.
The Chancellor of the University of Malaga recognised in the opening ceremony the importance of sports as a fundamental part of the educational path of each, offering also to the athletes and officials the use all the sports facilities of the university during the championship, to enrich their experience in the event.
The first place in the men’s category was surprisingly gained by the Stefan Cel Mare University of Suceava (ROU), which won against the favourite for the competition, University of Duisburg-Essen (GER). In the women’s category, the German Sports University of Cologne (GER) won against the University of Aveiro (POR), gaining the coveted gold medal.
One other key component of the championship was EUSA’s partnership with European Handball Federation (EHF) which guaranteed the great conditions for participants and high standards. This included a training session from EHF for the local referees who were involved with the championship, improving their possibilities to officiate larger events in the future.
After the awarding ceremony concluded, the EUSA flag was consigned to the representative of the Organising Committee of the next European Universities Handball Championship, which will be held in Bydgocscz, Poland, in 2019. Handball will also be one of the featured sports included in the European Universities Games 2018, in Coimbra, Portugal.
For detailed results, news and more information, please see the official website of the event at www.handball2017.eusa.eu.
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1. Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava (ROU)
2. University of Duisburg-Essen (GER)
3. University of Montpellier (FRA)
4. University of Frankfurt (GER)
5. University of Malaga (ESP)
6. University of Barcelona (ESP)
7. University of Rzeszow (POL)
8. University of Basel (SUI)
9. University of Split (CRO)
10. University of Minho (POR)
11. University of Porto (POR)
12. Marmara University (TUR)
1. German Sport University Cologne (GER)
2. University of Aveiro (POR)
3. Radboud University Nijmegen (NED)
4. Akdeniz University (TUR)
5. University of Oslo (NOR)
6. Ovidius University (ROU)
7. University of Valencia (ESP)
8. University of Malaga (ESP)
9. Aksaray University (TUR)
10. University of Primorska (SLO)