On 15-17 May the 31st SELL Student Games were held in Kaunas and they attracted the record number of participants – 1849 sportsmen from 11 countries and 58 universities.
The young athletes were competing in 13 sport areas (track-and-field athletics, basketball, volleyball, orientation sport, mini football, table tennis, swimming, judo, triathlon, chess, aerobic gymnastics, wrestling, and rugby).
With regard to total number of won medals, the representatives of the Lithuanian universities had no equals. In total they won 67 gold, 76 silver and 76 bronze medals. The Lithuanian Sport University (LSU) was unsurpassable in the table of universities of our country. Its sportsmen won 58 medals in total.
XXXI SELL student games 2015 in Kaunas are officially closed!
After a exciting competition day the most delegations started their way home. In the today's team sport finals we saw many different winners. In Volleyball women from Xi‘an TU could beat team from LSU (2:0) but LSU turned the result in the Basketball final. In contrast the men team celebrated their second place after a taff match against VDU. But both basketball trophies stay in the Lithuania. As well as for Mini-Football, where LEU made the race. LSU team won the Orienteering 15km relay competition in their "living room".
We wish all guests who came to Kaunas a save and fast travel back, with a lot of good memories in mind. Geliukas says - Goodbye! Sudie! Auf Wiedersehen! Ardievas! Hüvasti! Näkemiin! До свидания! זייַ געזונט! მშვიდობით! 再見! Do widzenia!
2016 we will meet in Tampere (FIN)!
We just experienced all together a colourful, active and happy Opening Ceremony. But before the XXXI SELL student games 2015 in Kaunas were officialy opened today SELL community already found some champions.
The fastest athletes (100m) were Olympia participant Lina Grinčikaitė-Samuolė from Lithuanian Sport University (11,79s) and Janis Mezitis from Riga Technical University (LAT, 10,65 s).
In powerlifting the strongest sportwomen and men were found. Lepp Laura Lisett (63) from Estonian Academy of Security Science made 300kg in the three diciplines and Pastare Sintija (63>) from Riga Technical University (LAT) won her group with <315kg. The strongest men is from Tampere University of Technology (FIN) Väisänen Toni (645kg; 74) and Priedols Valdis (595kg; 83) from Liepaya University (LAT). The smartest team, which won the chess competition is from host city Kaunas, the Mykolas Romeris University.
Competition Day 2 ended up with a lot of new XXXI SELL student games 2015 champions and with prospect of good final rounds.
The fastest athletes also lead their teams to the victory in the relay competition, do the 4x100m women goes to LSU, men to RTU. RTU could also win the gold medal in the 4x50m mixed freestyle event and put with 1:43.57 a new SELL record. Congratulations! Garnelis Julius from Mykolas Romeris University won the open chess competition.
First of all we wish all athletes and officials good, fair and healthy games. Let the games begin and be happy, be together:)
First competitions are beginning in a few minutes (f.ex. Lithuanians national sport Basketball). Find results on this page and stay updated on Facebook. And we will give you a short review of the day and prospect to the next, too.
AND Picture Time! Win a Kaunas special prize!
Win a Kaunas special prize and participate in our Foto contest!
Make a picture of you in Kaunas, in the best case with something you need for your sport. Also paintings are welcome.
The picture with the most likes will be happy! Likes will be counted Sunday 14:00, time starts now!
Be creative, be active, be fast and become the winner!
Don't forget we'll be all together today evening for opening ceremony at 19:00 in Sporto Hale (Perkuno Aleja 5 - next to Accreditation).