Students-Sportsmen Presented to the UNWE Managing Body the Medals from the National Universiade – Sofia 2018

Sportsmen and coaches from the UNWE presented to the Rector`s Managing Body the cups and medals from the National Universiade – Sofia 2018 where the UNWE teams won the third place in the complex ranking.

The meeting of sportsmen with the Rector Prof. Statty Stattev (on the right). On the left: Assoc. Prof. Spas Stavrev, Head of the Physical Education and Sports Department

In the current edition of the Universiade the UNWE team won eight golden medals in the following disciplines: volleyball for men, swimming, table tennis, judo and track-and-field athletics. It is a record number of golden medals for the UNWE from all editions of the National Universiade held so far. The silver medals are 16 and the bronze ones are 13, said Assoc. Prof. Dr. Spas Stavrev, Head of the Physical Education and Sports Department and expressed his thankfulness to the UNWE Management Body for the help and support.   

The Rector Prof. Stattev greeted the sportsmen, their coaches and lecturers for the success and expressed his conviction that in the following year the UNWE teams would rank at first place (in the picture below).

The students who won the golden medals are: Dilyana Minkina – athletics, 1500 m; Maria Zlatanova – judo, 70kg; Rady Merdzhanov – butterfly swimming, 50 m, 4x50 m free style swimming, 4x50 m combined swimming; Mladen Minchev – 4x50 m free style swimming, 4x50 m combined swimming; Bozhidar Stoev – 4x50 m free style swimming; Alexander Lebeshkovsky – 4x50 m combined swimming; Stanislav Budinov – 4x50 m free style swimming, 4x50 m combined swimming; Mihaela Dimova – table tennis; Mihaela Dimova and Iliana Yaneva – table tennis, couples – women; volleyball for men – team captain Dilyan Ignatov and the best sport attacker in the Universiade is Silvester Ivanov.

Their coaches are: Sen. Lect. Dr. Peter Ivanov, volleyball for men; Sen. Lect. Dr. Sevdalina Stoyanova, swimming; Sen. Lect. Dr. Elena Moneva, table tennis; Sen. Lect. Dr. Ekaterina Tosheva and Sen. Lect. Peter Shoshev, track-and-field athletics; Sen. Lect. Dr. Larisa Kasabova, judo.

The Champions

It is the 5thUniversiade held under the auspices of European Capitals of Sport - Sofia 2018. Its organizers are the Association for University Sport Akademik (AUSA) and co-organizers are the UNWE, National Sports Academy (NSA), Technical University, St. Ivan Rilsky University of Mining and Geology and the University of Forestry. In the current year in the competition were included 15 sports disciplines and the UNWE took part in 12 of them. The university hosted the championships in basketball 3x3 and tennis table.

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