European Universities Judo Championship
July 31-August 3, 2019
The European Universities Judo Championship 2019 was held in Zagreb, Croatia as part of the very first edition of the EUSA Combat Championships where over 1300 participants from 404 different universities and 36 countries took part in the biggest European Universities Championship of the summer, which included four sports: Judo, Karate, Kickboxing and Taekwondo.
The Judo competition on its own attracted 300 participants from 125 different universities, hailing from 23 different countries.
The Croatian Academic Sports Association was the main organiser of the event with support from the European Judo Union, combining with the City of Zagreb as an organisational partner.
In attendance on behalf of EUSA was Sports Manager Mr Besim Aliti as SCAC Chair, Judo Technical Delegate Mr Xavier Dung, Assistance Technical Delegate Ms Elisabetta Fratini and Control Commission Chair Mr Piotr Marzsal.
Following four days on riveting action, it was the University of Strasbourg from France who emerged triumphant as the most successful university in the Judo competition, earning a total of six medals across all categories. Spain’s University of Valencia finished second overall, followed by Sunny State University from Ukraine in third.
Judo has once again been included on the sports programme at this year’s European Universities Games in Belgrade, Serbia, after which it will again form part of the EUSA Combat Championships, which will take place once more in the Croatian capital Zagreb in 2021.
Please visit www.combatsports2019.eusa.eu for more information.
1 University of Strasbourg (FRA)
2 University of Valencia (ESP)
3 Sumy State University (UKR)
INDIVIDUAL GOLD MEDALLISTS
-60kg: Raoul Theo, Paris Diderot University (FRA)
-66kg: Zadro Petar, University of Mostar (BIH)
-73kg: Khomula Artem, Sumy State University (UKR)
-81kg: Damian Szwarnowiecki, University School of Physical Education in Wroclaw (POL)
-90kg: Viktor Makukha, Kharkiv State Academy of Physical Culture (UKR)
-100kg: Yevhen Veher, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (UKR)
+100kg: Vasilije Vujicic, University of Banja Luka (BIH)
-48kg: Catarina Costa, Catarina Costa (POR)
-52kg: Anna Surova, University of Customs and Finance (UKR)
-57kg: Maria Ruiz Muro, University of Valencia (ESP)
-63kg: Lucy Day, University of Birmingham (GBR)
-70kg: Audrey Fels, Paris-Sud University (FRA)
-78kg: Patricia Sampaio, Nova University of Lisbon (POR)
+78kg: Emma Saudrais, University of Strasbourg (FRA)