Maiden title for Uludag University (Turkey) as they won the team competition of the 10th European Universities Championships in Warsaw, Poland. In today's final, the team - lead by women's singles star and 2012 Olympian Neslihan Yigit - beat University of Bordeaux of France 3-1.
But it was the French side who took the lead by winning the opening match in three games. Delphine Delrue and Thomas Vallez beat their Turkish opponents Yusuf Ramazan Bay and Özge Bayrak, 21-15, 14-21, 21-14.
Neslihan Yigit and Emre Vural then became the heroes of their team, helping to take the next three important matches to crown Uludag University as new European University champion. Congratulations to Uludag University for taking the the gold medal and to University of Bordeaux for winning silver.
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The bronze medals go to Opole University of Poland and Nizhny Novgorod State University of Russia. Congratulations!
The finals results:
XD: Yusuf Ramazan Bay/Ozge Bayrak - Thomas Vallez/Delphine Delrue 15-21, 21-14, 14-21
MS: Emre Vural - Vincent Medina 21-7, 18-21, 21-14
WS: Yeslihan Yigit - Marion Hurteau 21-7, 21-11
MD: Emre Vural/Sinan Zorlu - Gregor Dunikowski/Thomas Vallez 21-15, 21-11
GOLD: Uludag University (Turkey)
SILVER: University of Bordeaux (France)
BRONZE: Opole University (Poland)
BRONZE: Nizhny Novgorod State University (Russia)
All results of the team event can be found here
Check out all winners and medalists of the European University Championships in badminton since 2004 by clicking here
The individual event kicks off on Friday while the finals will be played on Sunday.
The official events website can be found here
All photos by EUSA.