Middlesex University Dubai held its 5th annual Inter-University Sports Cup ‘Super 4’ between 16 – 20 February 2019. First held in 2014, the competition invites four of the top performing universities from across the region to compete in this year’s four sporting categories: volleyball, football, basketball and table tennis.
Over 300 athletes from Middlesex University Dubai, Manipal University Dubai, Heriot-Watt University Dubai and the University of Wollongong Dubai battled it out in this year’s competition, showcasing agility, skill and impeccable sportsmanship throughout the five day tournament.
The event witnessed tremendous support from students of each university as they watched their teams compete to become champions across each Super 4 sporting category. During the football final on 16 February, Heriot-Watt’s female team defeated UOWD with an outstanding score of 6-0, whilst MDX Dubai’s male team emerged victorious against Heriot-Watt with a score of 6-3.
After an intense week of competition, the volleyball, table tennis and basketball finals took place on 20 February in a packed stadium at Jumeirah Baccalaureate School where MDX Dubai’s female table tennis team scored 3-0 against UOWD and Heriot-Watt’s male team defeated MDX Dubai 3-2. Both UOWD and Manipal University Dubai put Middlesex University Dubai’s volleyball teams through their paces, with the competing teams scoring 2-0 against the hosts.
UOWD’s female basketball team defeated MDX Dubai in a nail-biting final scoring 37-36, with MDX Dubai’s male basketball team bagging the trophy winning 85-78 against Manipal University.
“We are immensely proud of the determination, commitment and passion the students demonstrated during the Super 4 tournament”, said Middlesex University Dubai’s Sports Coordinator and Coach, Slavko Micanovic. “I would like to congratulate the winners and all of those who participated, volunteered, and gave their time to make this event a huge success”.
Fitness First UAE were the sponsors for Middlesex University Dubai during the final event and commented “It was a pleasure to sponsor Middlesex University Dubai at the Super 4 finale. It was great to see the students perform so well and it was a fantastic opportunity to work in unison with the University to promote a healthy lifestyle.”
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