European Universities Rowing Championship Subotica 2017 concludes
The European Universities Rowing Championship Subotica 2017 came to the end on Sunday, July 16, with several finals being held at the last day, followed by the awards and closing ceremony.
Great racing was witnessed at the Lake Palic in Subotica throughout the Championship, as student athletes representing over 80 European universities from 21 countries battled it out for the top three spots in each event.
At the Closing ceremony, the President of the University Sport Federation of Serbia (USSS) Mr Sinisa Jasnic and Executive Committee Member of the European University Sports Association (EUSA) Mr Ceslovas Garbaliauskas thanked the Organising Committee, their partners and team of volunteers, as well as all athletes, officals and coaches for making together an event governed by friendship and fair play.
In the most prestigious category, the Eights, the Oxford Brookes University (GBR) managed to secure again the champions title and gold medals, over the Delft University of Technology (NED) and Rhine - Westphalia Institue of Technology Aachen (GER) in male category.
In female Eights, the team of Oxford Brookes University (GBR) was also victorious, beating their colleagues from the University of Zurich (SUI) and University of Hamburg (GER). Overall EUSA salver remains with the United Kingdom.
The medals were awarded by USSS President Mr Sinisa Jasnic, EUSA Executive Committee Member Mr Ceslovas Garbaliauskas, Technical Delegates Mr Josip Kostelic and Ms Agata Masalsk-Pawlak, President of the Rowing Federation of Vojvodina Mr Milan Sarklatic, Subotica Secretary of Sport Mr Nemanja Simonic.
At the end of the event, the EUSA flag was passed to the organisers of the next European Universiteis Rowing Championship, which will be held in in 2019 in Jonkoping, Sweden.
The 3 day Championship has seen the best student rowers compete on European level, and they will have chance to meet again already next year, when the European Universities Games in Coimbra, Portugal, will feature rowing.
For a full breakdown of the results, please refer to the results section of the official website www.rowing2017.eusa.eu.