University Water Polo Teams Deliver Thrilling Matches in Semi-Finals and Placement Rounds


The water polo action at the European University Water Polo Championship reached a crescendo with exhilarating matches that showcased the sheer skill and determination of the competing teams. From the exciting semi-finals to the fiercely contested placement rounds, the Outdoor Bath of Ellipsum Swimming Pool was the setting for an unforgettable display of aquatic prowess.



In Semi-Final 1, the University of Pecs and Corvinus University of Budapest, both hailing from Hungary, engaged in a fierce battle for a spot in the grand finale. The intensity of the match was palpable as the players fought relentlessly for supremacy in the water. In the end, the University of Pecs emerged victorious, securing a hard-fought 12-8 win over their rivals.



Semi-Final 2 featured Budapest Business School and the University of Debrecen, two other Hungarian powerhouses. The spectators were treated to a spectacle of water polo brilliance as the teams vied for a shot at glory. In the end, it was Budapest Business School that emerged triumphant, overpowering their opponents with a convincing 17-10 victory.



Placement Rounds

The battle for 5th to 7th place brought forth equally enthralling contests. The University of Bristol faced their compatriots from the University of Oxford. The teams displayed their prowess in the water, leaving no room for complacency. Ultimately, it was the University of Bristol that emerged victorious, sealing an impressive 11-4 win.


Match #23 saw the University of Oxford back in action, this time pitted against Delft University of Technology from the Netherlands. The match was an intense back-and-forth affair, with both teams demonstrating their skills and tenacity. In a closely fought encounter, Delft University of Technology secured a narrow 8-6 victory, adding to their impressive performance in the championship.


As the sun dipped below the horizon, Match #24 took center stage in the Placement Round. Delft University of Technology returned to face the University of Bristol in another gripping showdown. Both teams gave it their all, leaving nothing to chance. The Netherlands' representatives, Delft University of Technology, showcased their mettle and clinched a hard-earned 6-4 win.


Stay tuned for more exhilarating water polo action tomorrow!

Bronze Medal Game, 2pm, 19 July 2023

Gold Medal Game, 3:30 pm, 19 July 2023


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