Swedish town of Jonkoping hosted the last European Universities Championship this summer as the best university rowers met the last time before the fifth edition of European Universities Games in Belgrade next summer.
Twenty different rowing competitions were on program and forty universities had at least one medal. The best information to explain you the excitement during the EUC in Sweden was that not a single University brought home more than 4 medals in total. Szeczenyi Istvan University from Hungary and Hanover University from Germany managed to do exactly that.
However, if we ranked the teams with the most gold medals won in Jonkoping the list looks completely different. Total of four universities share the top spot – German University from Bochum, Austrian University of Linz, Dutch University from Utrecht and Great Brittain´s University of Reading took home two gold medals each.
Nine universities from Germany took home medals, and if we look at that German ADH was the most successful NUSA at this year´s European Universities Rowing Championship. Second place in that category goes to Great Britain with eight different universities at the medal stand, and the “bronze medal” for the most successful NUSA goes to the Netherlands, as four of their universities won medals.
Everything that we saw this summer at seventeen European Universities Championships all across Europe means that the fifth European Universities Games next year in Belgrade will be one of the biggest and most exciting events in the history of European University sports.