European Universities Rowing Championship 2017 opens in Subotica

European Universities Rowing Championship 2017 opens in Subotica

Representatives of the European University Sport Association (EUSA), University Sport Federation of Serbia (USSS), regional and local authorities together with the organising committee warmly welcomed over 500 participants at the Opening ceremony of the European Universities Rowing Championship 2017 on July 13 in Subotica, Serbia.

The competitions are held between July 14 and 16 at the beautiful Lake Palic in Subotica. This is the 10th year of the EUSA rowing events, having over 80 European universities from 21 countries represented.

EUSA opening speech by Mr Ceslovas Garbaliauskas

At the Opening Ceremony the participants were addressed by EUSA Executive Committee Member Mr Ceslovas Garbaliauskas, USSS President Mr Sinisa Jasnic, Youth and Sport Regional Secretary Mr Vladimir Batez and City Secretary for Sport Mr Nemanja Simovic.

VIP guests

Apart from the participants, the ceremony was attended also by VIP guests, including the EUSA Secretary General Mr Matjaz Pecovnik, local and national authorities and other interested public.

Jonkoping, the next organiser of EUSA Rowing in 2019, is also represented

The event features tough competition across the three days as the top student athletes compete for Gold in both sweep and sculling disciplines. Although this is a competition, the event is held in a friendly atmosphere, promoting university sport values like fair play, diversity, tolerance, dual career, as well as importance of physical activity in general.

University rowing races staterd on Lake Palic

EUSA is represented at the event by Executive Committee Member Mr Ceslovas Garbaliauskas as the Chair of the SCAC, Mr Josip Kostelic as the Technical delegate, assisted by Mrs Agata Masalsk-Pawlak and Mr Davor Travnikar, EUSA Sports Assistant.

For more information and latest results, please see www.rowing2017.eusa.eu.