The silver medals are theirs. The female and male teams of handball have become silver medals in the University Spanish Championship, which finished on Thursday, a contest organised by the Universitat de València.
In the female contest, they played the final against the Universidade de Vigo and, at the end, they could not face their contestant. A match in which the girls were almost completely exhausted after the whole championship. ‘It has been a problem of our own tackling mistakes. There have been moments in which we were not performing well, we were slow when strategically working, losing the ball... That has been really bad for us. We have blocked better than tackling’, explains the trainer Sagrario Santana. ‘But I am really glad for the players. Our group was very hard. We came to the final very exhausted and we paid the consequences. The Vigo team was considerably better than us’, concludes Santana.
Thus, the Universidade de Vigo was on the top of the podium and they obtained the university championship title, followed from the Universitat de València; the UCAM and the Universidad de Granada obtained the bronze medal.
Regarding the male contest, the Universidad de Granada scored 23 goals for the Universitat de València team, who closed the scoreboard with 19 goals. The team from Granada won the championship and the boys of the UV were, therefore, silver medal. After them were the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha and the Universidad de Salamanca, who obtained the bronze medal.
Juan Ángel Perdigón, the head coach of the male team of the UV ends the CEU with the following words, published in his Twitter account: ‘Today we FINISHED #CEUSCV2019 with a silver medal. We only have to thank all our players their efforts and we hope they have enjoyed this contest so intensively as I did.’
Next CEU organised by the Universitat de València
Once the CEU handball has finished, the following Spanish university championships organised by the Universitat de València which will take place will be guidance, archery and triathlon.