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The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria now has its own official Sports’ Day. The main protagonists of the day are those members of the university community that have obtained a prize or medal in the different tournaments and competitions held in the ULPGC, or at national or international level. “It is a day of recognition for ULPGC medallists who have excelled both in terms of their sporting prowess and in their sportsman-like behaviour. The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is very proud of them”, underlined the President, José Regidor, in the prize-giving ceremony held in the Assembly Hall of the University Residence on the Tafira Campus.


For the President, “the university has to continue to be an institution in which physical education constitutes a part of the student’s learning process” and the university medal-winners who have trained in the ULPGC are proof of this premise.


Over 3,000 sportsmen and women (students, lecturers and administration and service staff) participated in the President’s Trophy. This high level of participation clearly reflects amongst the university community’s interest in doing some kind of sport. If we also taken into consideration the excellent qualities of many ULPGC students in some sporting disciplines at an international level, the task of the ULPGC’s Vice-President’s Office for Culture and Sport is even more arduous. To this end, this area has been reinforced over recent years with new activities and leisure- and training-related activities to promote sport amongst university members.

 


Medals in the European University Championship


On the ULPGC’s Sports Day special tribute was paid to those students who won gold and silver medals in the IV European University Karate Championship. The ULPGC’s karatecas Mª José González and Lorena Rodríguez were proclaimed new European Champions in their respective categories, and Ivonne González won the European silver medal. Moreover, the ULPGC won the European Gold Team Medal (female kumite).


Subsequently, the President, accompanied by the Vice-President for Culture and Sports, Isabel Pascua, and the Director of Sports, Manuel Navarro, presented the trophies in recognition of the winners of different disciplines included in the President’s Trophy. More than 50 ULPGC students, lecturers and administration and services staff were awarded prizes corresponding to the following disciplines: 7-a-side football, beach tennis, dinghy sailing (pastinaca and laser), surfing and long board, cross-country, table tennis, karate, archery, swimming, taekwondo, orienteering, judo, triathlon, chess, badminton, golf, sailing, paddle-tennis, tennis, volleyball, basketball, indoor football and football.
 
Finally, the ceremony closed by paying tribute to the medallists of the Spanish 2009 University Championships and the European Karate Championship. In the former competition, the ULPGC participated in 14 sporting disciplines, with 82 athletes and 16 delegates.  The ULPGC won 4 gold medals 5 silvers and 11 bronze medals. These prizes placed the ULPGC in14th position within a total of 71 participating universities.

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