University of Bordeaux (France) University Of Bordeaux Athletes Excel Internationally
Having won numerous titles on a national level, ASUBx (University of Bordeaux Sports Association) has obtained excellent results at the 2022 EUSA Games (European University Games) in Lodz, bringing home 6 medals.
The women’s football team, European Champions at the EUSA Games in Lodz. © EUG2022The women’s football team, European Champions at the EUSA Games in Lodz. © EUG2022
Following a two-year break due to the Covid pandemic, the European University Games were held in Lodz, Poland from 17th to 31st July.
ASUBx sent a delegation of more than sixty athletes in eight fields (women’s handball, women’s football, badminton, tennis, para table tennis, judo, kick-boxing and beach volleyball) from the University of Bordeaux and its partners (Bordeaux Montaigne University, Sciences Po Bordeaux, Bordeaux INP and Bordeaux Sciences Agro).
The competition, which was packed into just a few days, was physically testing, and it was the attention to detail and day-to-day well-being which made the difference, according to Amaury Delerue, President of ASUBx.
Team spirit also came into play, and those who were awaiting their turn enthusiastically supported the students already competing!
Gold medal in para table tennis for Baptiste Guillas, Bordeaux IUT and US Talence table tennis club
Silver medal in badminton (men’s singles) for Valentin Singer, Bordeaux Montaigne University and Racing Club de France
Bronze medal in tennis (men’s teams) (Adrien Gobat, University of Bordeaux and club; Robinson Le Meur, Sciences Po Bordeaux and the National University Tennis Center; Thomas Chibrac, University of Bordeaux and the Fronzac Inter-municipal Tennis Club, and Liam Branger, University of Bordeaux and Niort Tennis School)
Bronze medal in badminton (men’s doubles) (Valentin Singer and Simon Baron-Vezilier, STAPS Bordeaux and Oullins Badminton Club)
Bronze medal in women’s handball
It was a great experience, especially as the EUSA Games were my first European competition. It was incredible to have won the gold medal this year. This international experience will boost my motivation to train next year and return to EUSA in two years with even more determination.
These results far exceeded all initial expectations, much to the pride of the coaches, athletes and all the sporting university community of Bordeaux, who supported the athletes throughout the competition!
The unfailing support of University of Bordeaux and its partners in enabling its best student athletes to take part in high-level international competitions is a key factor in this sporting success. A special mention also goes to the clubs who release their athletes to allow them to experience this human adventure outside their own borders. The future is being written right now.