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NOVA athletes shine at European University Games

Altogether, they brought home 13 medals in the most varied modalities

A nadadora Ana Margarida Guedes ganhou 5 medalhas

4 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze.In the end, the athletes that represented NOVA University Lisbon in the European University Games (EUgames), in the Polish city of Lódz, won 13 medals, in the most diverse modalities.   

Organized by the European University Sports Association (EUSA), it is the largest student multisport competition in Europe, bringing together about 5 thousand students representing more than 400 European universities from 38 countries of the European continent.   

After a break due to Covid-19, the bi-annual event, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, took place from July 17th to July 30th – and the party, for NOVA, could not have gone better, after our athletes won a total of 13 medals.   

The highlight goes to the swimmer Ana Margarida Guedes, from Ginásio Clube Vila Real, and representing NOVA: in six races, she won five medals. She is the European champion in the women's 4×100 meters Styles relay and European vice-champion in the 100 meters butterfly - and her performance also earned her third place in the 50 meters butterfly, in the 5m backstroke and in the women's 4×100 Freestyle.   

The European University Games are for athletes enrolled in higher education studies in Europe, and this year's edition of the Games offered them the opportunity to compete in 3x3 Basketball, Badminton, Basketball, Beach Handball, Beach Volleyball, Chess, Soccer, Futsal, Handball, Judo, Karate, Kickboxing, Sport Climbing, Swimming, Table Tennis (including Para Table Tennis), Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo and featuring Sitting Volleyball and Para Power Lifting as promotional sports. The Basketball and 3x3 Football competitions were also considered as European qualifiers for the World University Championships.