THE 2016 UNIVERSITY REGATTA: COMENIUS UNIVERSITY WINS GOLD FOR A FOURTH TIME
The University Regatta was held for the fourth time on Saturday, 24 September 2016, and was organized by Comenius University’s Faculty of Physical Education and Sport. Comenius University and the Slovak University of Technology tested each other’s rowing prowess on the Danube River. This year’s winner – as in previous years – was the Comenius University rowing eight.
The Comenius University rowing team covered a six-kilometre distance on the Danube River, finishing at the Aušpic boathouse (Viedenská cesta, Bratislava) in 13 minutes and 35.5 seconds, with their rivals finishing the distance in 13 minutes and 41.2 seconds.
“This year it was a close contest; our team gave it 100% from the start. Our rivals managed to overtake us after the start, but through our combined efforts we got ourselves back into a winning position,” said the coxswain of Comenius University’s rowing eight, Michal Clementis. The Comenius University also included Lukáš Babač, Ondrej Kovačovič, Peter Legény, Peter Lejko, André Rédr, Barbora Sagová, Maroš Sloboda, and Matej Šmída.
“Our university’s rowing eight confirmed their quality against a strong competitor, which is proven in the six-second winning margin,” said Comenius University Rector, Professor Karol Mičieta, who congraluted both teams on their great performance.
The event included a mini-regatta, where four-member teams competed against each other on rowing machines; the winning team was Policajti from the Academy of the Police Force in Bratislava.
More photographs can be found on Comenius University’s Facebook page.