July 21-27, 2019
Taking place alongside the European Universities Beach Volleyball Championship, the very first edition of the European Universities Water Polo Championship took place in the coastal city of Koper in Slovenia.
A total of 78 male participants from five universities and five different countries took part in the competition, organised by the Slovenian University Sports Association and the University Sports Association of Primorska, with the contribution of the City of Koper Municipality.
Present in Koper on behalf of EUSA was Executive Committee Member Mr Bruno Barracosa as well as Water Polo Technical Delegate Mr Attila Marosvari.
Despite having just five teams in attendance, the competition was fierce and ended with an upset as Poland’s Lodz University of Technology beat favourites Budapest Business School from Hungary 12-9 in a high-quality and entertaining final, with Germany’s Rhine-Westphalia Institute of Technology Aachen claiming the bronze medal.
Water Polo will feature for a second time at the European Universities Games in Belgrade, Serbia ahead of the second edition of the European Universities Water Polo Championship taking place in Miskolc, Hungary, in 2021.
Please visit waterpolo2019.eusa.eu for more information.
1 Lodz University of Technology (POL)
2 Budapest Business School (HUN)
3 Rhine-Westphalia Institute of Technology Aachen (GER)
4 University of Primorska (SLO)
5 St. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje (MKD)