European Universities Taekwondo Championship
Coimbra, Portugal: July 25-30, 2017
The European Universities Taekwondo Championship was held in Coimbra, Portugal, as part of a combined event that also included the European Universities Championships of Karate and Judo, bringing the martial arts and combat sports together. The Taekwondo competitions alone involved 157 athletes, representing 83 universities from 14 countries.
The event was one of the largest EUSA event 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).
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 Noor Shirali, assisted by Mrs Johanna Bliem. 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 award was taken by the University of Minho (POR), the second place was assigned to Gazi University (TUR), followed by their fellow compatriots from Uludağ University (TUR) 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.taekwondo2017.eusa.eu.
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1. University of Minho (POR)
2. Gazi University (TUR)
3. Uludağ University (TUR)
INDIVIDUAL GOLD MEDALLISTS
1. Gazi University - Oguzhan Ornek (TUR)
1. Paris Descartes University - Sergil Leblank (FRA)
1. Polytechnic Institute of Setubal - Goncalo Faustino (POR)
1. National Institute of Applied Sciences Lyon - Liam Bette (FRA)
1. University of Minho - Rui Braganca (POR)
1. University of Valencia - Javier Zafra (ESP)
1. University of Minho - Julio Ferreira (POR)
1. University of Salzburg - Aleksandar Radojkovic (AUT)
1. Kastamonu University - Demir Burak (TUR)
1. University of Lleida - Eric Hernandez (ESP)
1. University of Lisbon - Tatiana Costal (POR)
1. Polytechnic Institute of Porto - Gabriela Martins (POR)
1. Uludag University - Sumeyye Iloglu (TUR)
1. Gazi University - Safiye Polat (TUR)
1. German Sport University Cologne - Julia Ronken (GER)
1. University of Minho - Joana Cunha (POR)
1. University of Innsbruck - Elisa Ambach (AUT)
1. University of Seville - Gema Rigol (ESP)
1. University of Edinburgh - Taylor Shaw (GBR)
1. Autonomous University of Barcelona - Mariona Ausio (ESP)