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The UdL Sports Association (AS UdL): 2019 Jönköping European University Rowing Championship

From September 2, 2019 to September 8, 2019

The young rowers of the Université de Lyon’s Sports Association team returned from these European University Championships with a European Championship title, a bronze medal and a nice fifth-place finish.

Following their excellent results during the 2018 university season, the rowers from the Université de Lyon’s Sports Association rowing division were invited to take part in this year’s European University Rowing Championships. This major event brought together around 500 athletes in over 180 boats in a completely new location.

A delegation of eight male rowers, four female rowers and two coaches traveled to Jönköping in Sweden, from September 2 to September 8, 2019. It was the perfect opportunity for the team to demonstrate their strong capabilities, the Université de Lyon’s Sports Association’s excellence in rowing, and also to demonstrate their very high national level, particularly since they were unable to take part in the 2019 French University Rowing Championships.

Results

  • The Women’s Quad Scull finished with a solid fifth place after an excellent performance;
  • The Coxless Men’s Four took third place and won the bronze medal;
  • The Lightweight Men’s Quad Scull returned from Sweden with the European University Championship title, ahead of the Dutch and Austrian teams.

These outstanding results give the AS UdL rowing teams hope of bringing home further international medals at the 2020 EUSA Games, in Belgrade (Serbia).