Raquel Carvalho Moleiro
Place of Birth: Portugal
University: University of Aveiro (POR)
Published: 17 November 2017
Briefly describe how and why did you get involved in Handball?
My uncle was a handball player years ago and told me to try. And so it began, my passion for handball, and I still love it till this day.
“Quem corre por gosto não cansa...who runs for pleasure doesn’t get tired!"
What do you study? How do you balance your study, trainings and competitions?
I study Basic Education, and it’s definitely not easy to balance it all... but as we say in Portugal “Quem corre por gosto não cansa” – which sort of means “who runs for pleasure doesn’t get tired”!
Tell us about your experience of the European Universities Championships 2017. Is this your first time at an EUSA event?
It was my first time in an EUSA event, and I loved it! Not only for my team taking the 2nd place in the competition but also for all the other areas, I feel that the whole event was well organized.
"It is great to be a part of something this huge and meeting so many people that love the same things as you do"
In 2018 the European Universities Games 2018 will take place in Coimbra, Portugal, do you hope to be there? Why do you think university sport events are important?
I really hope I can be in Coimbra next year for the European Universities Games because it is in my country and, of course, it is an opportunity to do better than last time and take the gold medal for Portugal!
This is your chance! What is your message to European students like yourself?
Take this opportunity of being anywhere with your university doing the sports you love. It is great to be a part of something this huge and meeting so many people that love the same things as you do.
EUSA would like to congtratulate Raquel and the rest of her team's achievements in Antequera, study and train well this academic year, and we hope to see you at the European Universities Games 2018 in Coimbra!