European Universities Karate Championship
Coimbra, Portugal: July 24-27, 2017
The European Universities Karate Championship 2017 was held in Coimbra, Portugal, as part of a combined event that also included the European Universities Championships of Judo and Taekwondo, bringing the martial arts and combat sports together. The Karate competitions alone involved 220 athletes, representing 108 universities from 21 countries.
The event was one of the largest EUSA events of the year and it functioned as a test event for the coming European Universities Games 2018, in Coimbra. Organised by the University of Coimbra and its Sport Department, in cooperation with the Portuguese Universities Sports Federation (FADU) and the Academic Association of Coimbra (AAC). The event was also supported by the national sports governing bodies and the by the European Karate Federation.
EUSA was formally represented by Mr Dmitry Kiselev and Mr Francis Cirianni, Executive Committee members, supported by Mr Besim Aliti, Sports Manager at EUSA, and by EUSA Technical Delegate, Mr Davor Cipek. The team was also supported by the EUSA Project Assistant, Mr Liam Smith.
Beside the individual medals, the first place of the most successful university was taken by Istanbul Aydin University (TUR), the second place was assigned to University of Donja Gorica (MNE), followed by the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (POR) in third.
The EUSA flag was passed to the organisers of the first edition of the European Universities Combat Championships including Judo, Taekwondo, Karate, and Kickboxing, which will be held in Zagreb, Croatia, in 2019.
For detailed results, news and more information, please see the official website of the event at www.karate2017.eusa.eu.
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1. Istanbul Aydin University (TUR)
2. University of Donja Gorica (MNE)
3) Polytechnical Institute of Porto (POR)
TEAM GOLD MEDALLISTS
1. University of Physical Education (HUN)
1. University of Turku (FIN)
1. Istanbul Ticaret University (TUR)
1. Masaryk University (CZE)
INDIVIDUAL GOLD MEDALLISTS MEN
1. Antonio Vargas - University of Malaga (ESP)
1. Eary Samdan - Uludag University (TUR)
1. Kara Abdulkadir - Istanbul Aydin University (TUR)
1. Petar Zaborski - St. Kliment Ohridski University of Bitola (MKD)
1. Karaqi Alvin - University of Prishtina (EUSA)
1. Ljubisa Mihailovic - University of Donja Gorica (MNE)
INDIVIDUAL GOLD MEDALLISTS WOMEN
1. Patricia Cardoso - Nursing School of Porto (POR)
1. Sara Radichevska - Saints Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje (MKD)
1. Carlota Osorio - University of Cantabria (ESP)
1. Alexandra Silva - Lusófona University of Humanities and Technologies (POR)
1. Miroslava Kopunova - University of St. Cyril and Methodius (SVK)
1. Ana Rita Oliveira - Polytechnic Institute of Porto (POR)