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28 June 2011 | in Judo, Other Events, CUSF News

EUC Judo 2011


LJUBLJANA - The 1st European Universities Judo Championship was held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, from June 23 to 26, 2011. The event, organised by the Sports Federation of Bosnia andHerzegovina, Committee for University Sports, brought together 126 students athletes from 45 different universities, coming from 14 European countries and representing 45 universities. The largest number of participants came from the host country Bosnia and Herzegovina, followed by France and Turkey.

Before the official start of the event, more than 20 international referees involved in the organisation of the championship, gathered on the Referee Meeting, while the Team Leaders came together for the Technical Meeting and the official draw held in the presence of EUSA representatives, Mr Matjaz Pecovnik, Secretary General and Mr Branislav Crnogorac, Technical Delegate.

The competitions took place in Ilidza Sports Centre, where also the Opening and the Closing Ceremonies were organised. The opening started with the march pass of the students athletes. The participants were after addressed by Mr Branislav Crnogorac, President of the BiH Committee of University Sports and Mr Matjaz Pecovnik, EUSA Secretary General. Mr Crnogorac thanked all the authorities, sponsors, referees and students volunteers for their contribution in organizing this event, as well as EUSA for attributing the event to Sarajevo. Mr Pecovnik thanked the Organising Committee and BiH Committee of University Sports for taking the challenge and organise the first edition of the European Universities Championships in Judo. "Already now I can say that this event exceeds all our expectations and is a great prospect for all the next editions to be organised" he added.

Mr Fikret Music, Prime Minister of the Canton of Sarajevo officially opened the championship. After listening to the national anthem of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the FISU anthem Gaudeamus Igitur, the participants enjoyed the cultural program with the folk-dance show. The ceremony and the championship matches were broadcast life by the Sarajevo Television network.

At the end of the event, the EUSA Flag was given to the representatives of the University of Coimbra, Portugal, which will organise the 2nd European Universities Judo Championship in 2013.

More results and photos of the EUC Judo in Sarajevoare available on the official website of the event: www.eurouniversitiesjudochampionship.com and EUSA website www.eusa.eu.


(Source: Andrej Pisl, EUSA Communications)





European Universities Judo Champions


-60 kg: Matjaz TRBOVC, University of Maribor (SLO)

-66 kg: Niklas VON FREEDEN, University of Osnabruck (GER)

-73kg: Mitar MRDIC, I. Sarajevo (BIH)

-81 kg: Miroljub IVEZIC, University of Belgrade (SRB)

-100 kg: Milan DISOVIC, University of Belgrade(SRB)

+100 kg: Ibro MILADIN, University of Travnik (BIH)



-48 kg: Ljiljana SAVANOVIC, University of Nis (SRB)

-52 kg: Lucille DUPORT, UPC Paris (FRA)

-57 kg: Helene RECEVEAUX, University of Sorbonne (FRA)

-63 kg: Marielle PRUVOST, UPMC Paris (FRA)

-70 kg: Branka MIRJANIC, University of Ljubljana (SLO)

-78 kg: Geraldine MENTOUOPOU, STAPS Orsay (FRA)

+78 kg: Emilie ANDEOL, UMLV (FRA)

-90 kg: Aleksandra KUKOLJ, University of Belgrade(SRB)