VMU Athletes’ won third place in SELL Student Games 2019
17-19 of May SELL (Finland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia) Games took place in Kaunas (Lithuania). It is an international sports competition for students. VMU students earned a total of 22 medals and ranked 3rd among 37 universities. More than 1500 athletes from Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Estonia, China, Russia and Poland participated in the games. For the first time in the history of Vytautas Magnus University games were represented by 121 athletes. University representatives attended eleven sports events from thirteen.
In athletics competitions VMU won 6 medals. Gold medal – Dominykas Petrosevičius (triple); silver medals: Aleksas Vilkas (jump to the height – 2 m), Miglė Paulikaitė (jump to the height – 1,60 m), bronze medals: Darius Križanovskij (400 m), Gytis Krivickas (1500 m), Monika Jovaišaitė (800 m).
VMU representatives won 2 medals in power lifting. Gold medal – Ričardas Pupeikis, who won the first place in the 66 weight category; silver medal – Ieva Balukonytė, who won the 2nd place in the 63 weight category.
VMU girls team (Monika Kavaliūnaitė, Eglė Jankauskienė, Kornelija Lisinaitė) won 2nd place; VMU boys’ team (Matas Vilkas, Ignas Navickas, Ernestas Mincevičius, Vytautas Rybakas) won 3rd place. Eglė Jankauskienė won the bronze medal in the women’s unit.
VMU basketball players won 2 medals in SELL Student Games: 1st place – VMU basketball team; 3rd place – VMU2 basketball team.
Women’s footballs team won 3rd place in the SELL Student games; men’s football team took the 4th place.
Sandra Damaškaitė and Kazimieras Dauskurtas took the 2nd place and were awarded by silver medals.
Mantas Volungevičius – 10th place, Gedvilė Diržiūtė – 7th place and Rytis Šteinys – 6th place.
Elvinas Daškevičius represented VMU in the swimming events. Unfortunately, he was unable to enter the 100 m and 50 m swim free style.
Gold medals went to Brigita Trumpytė (48 weight), Raventa Zeniauskaitė (57 weight) and Inesa Jurčenko (70 weight)/ Bronze medals: Darius Katinas (100 weight) and Domas Ševelinskas (+100 weight).
Greek and Roman wrestling
Ričardas Ivanovas (67 weight) won the second place in Greek and Roman wrestling.
Meda Mačiuitytė won the 3rd place.
Next year SELL Student Games will be held in Finland.