VMU basketball team became champions of European Universities 3×3 basketball championship

On 31 of July – 3 of August, European Universities 3×3 Basketball Championship took place in Porto, Portugal. 25 basketball teams from different countries participated in this championship. VMU basketball team (Aurimas Urbonas, Marijus Užupis, Ignas Labutis and Tomas Zdanavičius) became champions of  European Universities 3×3 basketball championship.

On 1st of August, VMU athletes played against the University of Malaga (Spain) team and won 22:8. On the same day, VMU players met with athletes from Dogus University (Turkey) and won 22:4. The last day’s competition for VMU basketball team was successful – players showed advantage over the team of Budapest (Hungary) Physical Education University with a score of 22:9.

On 2nd of August, VMU basketball players started victorious. In the first match, our team beat the Porto (Portugal) Polytechnic Institute team at 22:10. Later that day, VMU athletes met a team of Vukovar (Croatia) College of Applied Sciences and won with a result of 22:8. The second day of the championship VMU basketball players finished with a secure 22:9 victory against Tallinn (Estonia) University of Applied Science.

On the 3rd of August, VMU basketball team started in the quarter-final match with Tallinn (Estonia) University of Technology. VMU players won against this team with a score of 18:16. In the semi-finals VMU players met with University of Zagreb (Croatia) team. This match was victorious for, VMU athletes won with a result of 21:8. In the battle for the first place, VMU basketball team met with Porto (Portugal) Polytechnic Institute team, and won against them with a result of 21:9.

After a successful three-day competition, VMU basketball team became European Universities 3×3 champions. Our athletes won gold medals and earned a ticket to the World Student Tri-Basketball Championship in China this November. The silver medals went to the team of Porto Polytechnic Institute, bronze medals to the team of Malaga University.

Also, Aurimas Urbonas became the most useful championship player. Marijus Užupis showed his excellent sniper qualities – he became the second place winner of the sniper competition.