The LPS “Ecaterina Both” offered on Saturday an exceptional judo tournament dedicated to children. Even from the entrance to the hall, it could be seen that the 22nd edition of the Unio Cup is a real success. And how did the previous editions also enjoy.
This time 360 athletes came from Poland, Ukraine, Hungary and several counties of Romania. And from early morning until around 4:30 pm, we witnessed attractive, interesting, tears and a lot of joy among the little athletes. For many of them, the Unio Cup is the first major tournament in which they participate and win or not a medal. And over the years, they will surely remember the traditional tour of Satu Mare for so many years. The matches took place on five battlefields.
Athletes are trained by Mihaly Terely.
“The room is full, so we do not need more joy. We are doing this tour for 22 years and everyone is happy, the clubs are happy to come back to Satu Mare. All athletes come here with desire because they know it’s a strong tournament. For many children, the first tournament is the most important. For them matter less the result, it is important to accommodate with the atmosphere. And surely, there are athletes we expect to win. I wish to have the Unio Cup until the 30th edition. But we are happy that we have reached 22. We have emotions every time, “said Mihaly Terely
It is worth mentioning that athletes from 25 clubs participated. In the first place, Baia Mare finished in second place CS Fuşle Satu Mare and 3rd place CS Unio Satu Mare and Arad (Zerind).
We will return with the results of CS Fusle Satu Mare.
The organizers were the County Direction for Sport and Youth, the Satu Mare City Hall, the Judo County Association and the Unio Sport Club Satu Mare.
The organizers are thankful for their support: Stefan Bertici, Bebe Vonet, Loredana Silaghi, Alice Domuta, the referees.