5th European Union cup will take place in the beautiful city of Innsbruck-Austria
From 14th to 17th June 2018.
This competition will be a good preparation for the European Youths that as you know it will be the last chance for your athletes to qualify for the Youth Olympic games.
The IV European Union Cup and Electoral Congress were held in the capital of Italy, Rome from 14th to 17th December 2017.
Countries from Malta, Poland, Austria, Croatia, Greece, Spain and the host country Italy participated in this popular competition for youngsters, with those eligible are under 15, under 17 and juniors both for boys and girls.
The electoral congress that was organized on Saturday 16th. Jesmond Caruana (MLT) was elected as President while Giuseppe Minissale (ITA) elected General Secretary and Treasurer. Jaksa Ivansevic (CRO) Vice President.
The executive committees elected members were Tina Beiter (DEN), Andreas Degwerth (AUT) and Damjan Canzek (SLO). In the Technical Committee the elected members were Markus Koch (AUT) and Patrik Helgesson (SWE).
The competition started with the Under 15 boys with Sergio Massidda (ITA) placing 1st with 310 points followed by Igor Osuch (POL) with 287 points and Korino Prijic (CRO) 286 points. Following the group the under 15 girls with Giulia Miserendino (ITA) taking the lead with 222 points follower by Monika Marach (POL) with 218 points and Victoria Steiner (AUT) 195 points.
In the under 17 boys Bartolomiej Adamus (POL) placing 1st with 383 points, tight finish with Cristiano Ficco (ITA) placing 2nd with 380 points followed by Erik Griellenberger (AUT) with 321 points. Following the group the under 17 girls with Sara Fischer placing 1st with 238 points, followed by Paulina Rutkowska (POL) with 228 points and Andrea Garrido (ESP) with 209 points.
Last groups of the day were for juniors, in men’s group Jakub Wegrzyn (POL) placing in first with 352 points tight finish with Tomas Sanchis (ESP) placing 2nd with 350 points, followed by Fabio Arcara (ITA) with 338 points. Following the group the women juniors. With Alessandra Pagliaro (ITA) place 1st with 250 points, followed by Susana Davila (ESP) with 229 points and Paulina Kudlaszyk (POL) 216 points.
1 ITALY 1702,911
2 POLAND 1684,059
3 AUSTRIA 1514,134
4 SPAIN 1491,233
5 CROATIA 1326,539
6 GREECE 234,610
7 MALTA 161,774
During the Competition two technical officials set for category 1 examination, Angelo Dalla Silvestra (ITA) and Michura Jerzy (POL) both were successful.
The Malta Weightlifting Association organised the 3rd European Union Weightlifting Cup and the Malta International Open at the Cottonera Sports Complex. Eighteen countries around Europe participated in this event including, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Sweden, Poland, Great Britain, Latvia, Estonia, Austria, Cyprus, Ireland, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands and Malta in the EU cup. Turkey, Serbia, Scotland and Malta participated in the Malta International open.
The event started on Thursday 5th with training sessions. The following day morning it was held the European Union Weightlifting Electoral Congress (EUWC) in the Plaza Hotel in Slema. During this congress, Mr. Remco Eenink (NED) was elected as the new president Confederation, Michele Barbone (ITA) elected as new General secretary while Jesmond Caruana (MLT) was elected vice president.
The opening ceremony followed the congress. The Parliamentary Secretary of Sport Hon Chris Agius and the European Weightlifting federation president Dr. Antonio Urso among other dignities were present at the ceremony and gave an opening speech, during which they showed their support towards the athletes and the organization of such events. The competition continued throughout Friday and Saturday. This event also included the Malta International Open Weightlifting Tournament.
In the team classification award for the EU cup was by Poland followed by Italy and Austria. (You can find full results on Results section)
The first EUWC Training camp in Spala, Poland was organised from 24th to 28th February 2016, finished with great success. The organization under the Polish WL Federation’s president Szymon Kolecki (also former Olympic and World class athlete and EUWC Executive Board member) was superb. The Sport Center in Spala covers all needs for high class athletes and it was an honor to see and to experience 3 days in this atmosphere. 7 nations participated. The age groups U15, U17 and U20 were present. The daily program was well prepared by the Dutch EUWC Executive Board member Remco Eenink. The nations trained together in a big well equipped Olympic weightlifting training hall. 07:30 stretching for 30 minutes and then breakfast. From 10:00 -12:00 all youngsters had their daily first training session and from 16:00 – 18:00 again another session.
At 19:30 we had seminar topics for training methods, psychological aspects for youngsters and nutrition. The feedback was that such a program 2-3 times a year would be more than welcomed. Lots of different training methods have been observed among each other and in the gallery you can see great lifting from very young talented athletes.
The organization from the Italian WL Federation was of high standard.
43 young lifters from 11 EU Nations and the guest nations Switzerland and Kosovo participated.