Over 400 athletes from 64 universities representing 27 European countries participated in the 2nd European University Championships in Split, Croatia, on July 25-28.
The 1st European Universities Sport Climbing Championship was held in 2015 in Katowice, Poland. Dmitrii Fakirianov of Russia and Fanny Gibert of France performed best, and Marcin Dzienski, Thomas Joannes and Iuliia Kaplina also won gold medals.
Jennifer Wood (GBR) competes at the 1st European Universities Sport Climbing Championship.
After two intense days of sport climbing in Bouldering, Lead and Speed, Simon Lorenzi of Belgium and Jennifer Wood of Great Britain topped the Combined results this year. Both athletes soared highest in Lead and they placed second in Bouldering to Aleksandr Shikov and Ajda Remškar, respectively. In Speed, Kaplina and Shikov brought home the gold medals, and the Industrial University of Tyumen dominated the University Cup scorebard. For the full results, please click here.
Following this year's edition, Adam Roczek and Matjaz Pecovnik, the President and Secretary General of the European University Sports Association, thanked the IFSC for its contribution and devotion towards European universities sport development.
The women's Speed podium at the 2nd European University Championships. Left to right: Anna Tsyganova (RUS); Iuliia Kaplina (RUS); Daria Kan (RUS).
The men's Lead podium at the 2nd European University Championships. Left to right: Sebastien Berthe (BEL); Simon Lorenzi (BEL); Igor Fojcik (POL).