Rowing competition drew to a close with a day of finals ©Facebook/EUG Coimbra

Reading University celebrated two gold medals as finals of the rowing competition took place at the European Universities Games in Coimbra.

The Britons ended the finals with two golds, three silver and one bronze medal in the Portuguese city.

Their women’s quadruple sculls team saw off competition from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg from Germany and the University of Cambridge to win gold in 7min 20.37sec.

A time of 6:46.63 was enough for their men’s double sculls crew to secure victory, with the University of Hannover ending five seconds down as the runners-up.

The Eindhoven University of Technology rounded off the podium.

Delft University of Technology also celebrated success, the Dutch winning the women’s lightweight quadruple sculls and women’s four.

There was also success for Portuguese crews, with the University of Porto claiming two titles on the water.

Their women’s lightweight single and doubles sculls crews emerged victorious.


Finals of the men’s and women’s individual table tennis events also took place today, along with the conclusion of the doubles competition.

Nişantaşı University were assured of men’s singles success with their players Ibrahim Gunduz and Abdullah Talha Yigenler competing in an all-Turkish final.

Gunduz emerged as a 3-1 winner to take gold.

Russia’s Anna Blazhko beat France’s Qiwen Ziao by the same score in the women’s singles final.

The men’s doubles final saw the Technical University of Ostrava from the Czech Republic beat Poland’s Rzeszow University of Technology 3-1.

Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa won the women’s doubles title as the Poles beat the Kazan Innovative University 3-2.

In the women’s handball competition Aix-Maretille University beat the University of Belgrade 33-30 in the semi-finals, with German Sport University Cologne then suffering a 26-17 loss to Radboud University Nijmegen.

Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava from Romania will face Aix-Maretille University in the last four of the men’s competition.

University of Bochum and the University of Barcelona are set meet in the second semi-final.

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