Last night, the European University Games officially got underway. Two of the twenty-three sports on the program are for people with disabilities. They are swimming and table tennis.
The swimming events include S1-S13 men and women’s freestyle 50m and 100m, men and women’s freestyle S1-S5 200m, and men and women’s freestyle S6-S13 400m. Backstroke events include men and women’s S1-S13 50m and S6-S13 100m. Breaststroke events include men and women’s SB1-SB13 50m and men and women’s SB14-SB13 100m. Butterfly events include men and women’s S2-S13 50m and S8-S13 100m.
Universities that have entered swimming teams include Croatia’s University of Rijeka, University of Split and University of Zagreb, France’s University of Vichy, Hungary’s Eotvos Lorand University, Lithuania’s Lithuanian Sports University, Serbia’s University of Kragujevac, University of Nis and University of Novi Sad, Slovakia’s Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovenia’s Gea College, Spain’s Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Universidad de Cordoba and Universidad de Valcencia, Turkey’s Istanbul Icaret University, and the United Kingdom’s Sheffield Hallam University. Swimming officially gets underway next Saturday.
Table tennis events on the program include men’s single Class 1 – Class 5, men’s single Class 6 – 10, women’s single Class 1 – Class 5, and women’s single Class 6 – 10. Five universities have sent competitors including Croatia’s University of Zagreb, France’s University of Bordeaux, Macedonia’s St Cyril and Methodius of Skopje, Slovakia’s Technical University of Kosice, and Slovenia’s University of Ljubljana. Table tennis competition is officially scheduled to get underway next Thursday.