Between 9 and 17 July 2017 the Turkish city of Corum hosted the European Universities Futsal Championship. Our teams were not represented at the competition but we did have a representative.
The function of Technical Delegate of EUSA (European University Sports Association) was entrusted to Tomasz Aftański, Deputy Director for Sport at the UG’s Physical Education and Sports Section and coach of the AZS UG Futsal Ladies team which plays in the Women’s Futsal Extraleague.
The World's Most Famous Universities Dragon Boat Competition was held between 22−26 June 2017 in Dali, Shaanxi in China. For the first time one participant was a team from Poland, the PG Smoki Północy Sports Association from Gdańsk, founded in 2011.
In their debut appearance the PG Smoki Północy had spectacular success, winning:
The 2016/2017 season of the Polish Academic Championships has come to an end. The University of Gdańsk Academic Sports Association (AZS UG) has defended third place amongst Polish universities. Placing in the general ranking in the Polish Academic Championships was decided on the basis of the 35 best results (points) scored by sportsmen and women in the disciplines in which a given university had been classified. In the general classification of all universities the University of Gdańsk took a high eleventh place, only 3.5 points short of tenth place.
Between 25─27 May 2017, athletes from the University of Gdańsk’s Academic Sports Association competed in the Polish Academic Championships in Lodz. The women’s team won bronze in the university ranking while the men’s team took sixth place in the same category.
Individual medals (in the university ranking) were won by:
The finals of the Men’s Polish Academic Volleyball Championships were held in Opole between 4 -7 May 2017. The AZS University of Gdańsk’s volleyball team made an excellent appearance, winning the title of Vice-Champions of Poland. Apart from that, coach Edward Pawlun’s team won gold medals in the university ranking.
Between 8─12 April 2017 Elbląg witnessed the preliminary round of the UEFA Futsal Cup. The Polish national team with two players from the AZS UG (the University of Gdańsk’s Academic Sports Association) came third and will go on to play for promotion and relegation for the EURO 2018. The AZS UG players ─ Wojciech Pawicki (employee of the UG’s Physical Education and Sports Section and the AZS UG) and Tomasz Kriezel (UG student) played in all three matches of the round.
The AZS of the University of Gdańsk reached the finals of the Men’s Futsal Academic Championships of Poland, held in Katowice, where they only just lost to the University of Warsaw 0:1. Tomasz Kriezel from the AZS UG was chosen best player of the event.
The AZS UG team comprised: Rafalski, Pytka, Kriezel, Olszewski, Cyman, Osiński, Urtnowski, Horbacz, Pawicki, Kreft.
The DN Ice Yachting World Championships and European Championships were held between 13 and 17 February 2017. Sara Piasecka, student of the UG’s Faculty of Economics, achieved great success in the competition held in Żnin (Poland), winning the title of World Junior Vice-Champion.
In the current season, 2016/2017, Sara Piasecka has also achieved other successes:
─ Champion of Europe
─ Champion of Poland in the Senior and Junior category.
Between 7 and 9 October 2016 the Junior and Senior Polish Powerlifting Championships were held in Warsaw, where a member of the UG’s Academic Sports Association (AZS), Bartosz Świniarski, had the chance to demonstrate his excellent physical condition. The student of the UG’s Faculty of Law and Administration won a bronze medal at the Junior Polish Powerlifting Championships in the 93 kg weight category. Details of the results achieved by Bartosz Świniarski in the Polish Championships are as follows:
The University of Gdańsk scored highly (95-53) against the Technical University. The UG finished the first quarter 13 points ahead. At the very beginning of the game coach Włodzimierz Augustynowicz’s team was down 0-4, only to dominate their opponents totally at a later stage of the game. From then on, it only got better. Ten minutes later they were in a clear lead. The Technical University struggled with problems in both attack and defence. Before the break, the UG team were leading 50-26.