European Universities Taekwondo Championship
July 31-August 3, 2019
Featuring for the sixth time at the EUSA Championships, the European Universities Taekwondo Championship 2019 was held in Zagreb, Croatia as part of the first edition of EUSA Combat Championships which involved three other sports, including Judo, Karate and Kickboxing.
A total of 1300 participants from 404 different universities and 36 countries took part across all four sporting disciplines, with the Taekwondo competition made up of 253 participants from 113 universities in 18 different countries.
The Croatian Academic Sports Association was the main organiser of the event together with the City of Zagreb as an organisational partner, with support from the WAKO European Kickboxing Federation.
In attendance on behalf of EUSA was Executive Committee Representative Ms Ivana Ertlova, Taekwondo Technical Delegate Mr Noor Shirali, Assistant Technical Delegate Ms Johanna Bliem and Control Commission Chair Mr Piotr Marzsal.
After four days of exhilarating action, Ukraine’s National University of Ukraine in Physical Education and Sport emerged victorious in the Mixed team Competition, earning three gold medals in total across all categories. Portugal’s University of Minho ended second, with Kharkiv National Automobile and Highway University from Ukraine and Croatia’s University of Zagreb finishing joint-third.
Taekwondo will next feature in a EUSA competition at the fifth edition of the European Universities Games in Belgrade, Serbia, before once again forming part of the 2021 EUSA Combat Championships taking place in Zagreb, Croatia.
Please visit www.combatsports2019.eusa.eu for more information.
1National University of Ukraine in Physical Education and Sport (UKR)
2 University of Minho (POR)
3 Kharkiv National Automobile and Highway University (UKR)
3 University of Zagreb (CRO)
INDIVIDUAL GOLD MEDALLISTS
Mustafa Oguzhan Ornek, Gazi University (TUR)
Henry Chiu, Loughborough University (GBR)
-54kg: Ismael Illa-Salifou, University of Rennes 1 (FRA)
-58kg: Liam Bette, National Institute of Applied Sciences Lyon (FRA)
-63kg: Rui Braganca, University of Minho (POR)
-68kg: Javier Zafra, University of Valencia (ESP)
-74kg: Julio Ferreira, University of Minho (POR)
-80kg: Aleksandar Radojkovic, University of Salzburg (AUT)
-87kg: Demir Burak, Kastamonu University (TUR)
+87kg: Eric Hernandez, University of Lleida (ESP)
Jessica Rau, University of Trier (GER)
Judit Lopez Blas, Autonomous University of Barcelona (ESP)
-46kg: Noelia Grau Baldovi, University of Valencia (ESP)
-49kg: Oleksandra Danshyna, Kharkiv National Automobile and Highway University (UKR)
-53kg: Viktoriia Sobko, National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport (UKR)
-57kg: Joana Cunha, University of Minho (POR)
-62kg: Maria Cristina Albizu Viadas, University of Deusto (ESP)
-67kg: Sofia Cruz, University of Minho (POR)
-73kg: Iryna Pypot, National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport (UKR)
+73kg: Sarah Di Sinno, University of Applied Sciences Dusseldorf (GER)