It’s a wrap from EUC handball in Bydgoszcz
The 2019 European Universities Handball Championship has finally concluded following six days of intense competition in the Polish city of Bydgoszcz.
A total of 350 participants from 22 teams representing 19 Universities from 11 different countries took part in this year’s edition of the event – the 10th time Handball has featured on the EUSA Championships programme.
In the closely-contested men’s final, it was the University of Granada who emerged triumphant, gaining revenge over German Sport University Cologne who had beaten them earlier in the competition. The Spanish university this time made up for that loss by beating their German counterparts 24-21 to claim the gold medal.
Poland’s Vincent Pol University in Lublin were a force in the women’s competition from the start, going unbeaten the entire competition before overcoming German rivals University of Hamburg 31-25 in the final. This is the fifth time in ten EUSA European Universities Handball Championships that Vincent Pol has ended on top of the podium.
A number of delegates were involved in the final awards ceremony, including:
- Mr Filipe Santos – EUSA Representative
- Ms Carmen Manchado Lopez – Technical Delegate
- Mr Leopold Kalin – Assistant of the Technical Delegate
- Mr Arnijs Brencans – EHF Executive Member
- Mr Mariusz Walczak – Vice-President of the Polish Academic Sports Association
- Ms Katarzyna Domańska – President of the Organizing Committee
- Mr Marek Macko – Deputy Rector for Development and Cooperation
- Ms Elżbieta Wiewióra – Representative of the President of Bydgoszcz
- Mr Szymon Ligarzewski – former goalkeeper of the Polish National Team
1. University of Granada (ESP)
2. German Sport University Cologne (GER)
3. University of Minho (POR)
1. Vincent Pol University in Lublin (POL)
2. University of Hamburg (GER)
3. Aix-Marseille University (FRA)
The Best Goalkeeper Awards were given to Victoria Nigbur (University of Hamburg) and Nils Thorben Schmidt (German Sport University Cologne). The awards were presented by Mr Szymon Ligarzewski, former goalkeeper of the Polish National Team.
The Top Scorer Awards were awarded to Laura Pirello (Aix-Marseille University) and Oliver Martin Dasburg (University of Bochum). The awards were presented by Technical Delegate Ms Carmen Manchado Lopez and Mr Leopold Kalin – Assistant of the Technical Delegate.
The MVP Awards were given to Joanna Szarawaga (Vincent Pol University in Lublin) and Jose Antonio Bravo Gomez (University of Granada). The awards were presented by Mr Marek Macko – Deputy Rector for Development and Cooperation and Ms Elżbieta Wiewióra – Representative of the President of Bydgoszcz.
The Fair Play Awards were given to University of Valencia and University Union - Nikola Tesla. The awards were presented by Mr Arnijs Brencans - EHF Exectutive Member.
The Closing Ceremony took place at the Artego Arena in Bydgoszcz, where the EUSA flag was handed over to EUSA Representative Mr Filipe Santos.