The European University Sports Association was full of praise following the conclusion of its 2019 Combat Sports Championship in Croatia’s capital Zagreb, describing the event as having been "highly successful" ©EUSA

The European University Sports Association (EUSA) was full of praise following the conclusion of its 2019 Combat Sports Championship in Croatia’s capital Zagreb, describing the event as having been "highly successful".

Competition at the largest championship on the EUSA’s summer programme came to a close on Saturday (August 3).

A total of 1,237 athletes from 404 different universities and 36 countries participated across four days of action in the sports of judo, karate, kickboxing and taekwondo.

The event, held at Bojan Stranić Hall, was organised with the support of the European Judo Union, the European Karate Federation, the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations Europe and World Taekwondo Europe, all of whom are partner organisations of the EUSA.  

Taekwondo was one of the four sports on the programme ©EUSA
Taekwondo was one of the four sports on the programme ©EUSA

The Closing Ceremony saw Croatian Academic Sports Association President Zrinko Čustonja address those in attendance.

He was joined in doing so by Nikola Vincetic, operational director of the 2019 EUSA Combat Sports Championship, and Besim Aliti, the sports manager at the EUSA.

Aliti officially declared the event closed.

University of Strasbourg topped the final judo standings, while the best performers in karate, kickboxing and taekwondo were the University of Zagreb, the University of Physical Education in Budapest, and the National University of Physical Education and Sport of Ukraine in Kiev, respectively.