Mateja wins gold at European Championships

Published: 2 August 2017 at 11:30

Mateja Glusac wearing his medal.

Anglia Ruskin University student triumphs at prestigious student competition

Mateja Glusac, a Computer Science student at Anglia Ruskin University, has won a gold medal at the European Universities Championships in Coimbra, Portugal.

Mateja, 23, triumphed in his final against Dennis Gutsche of the University of Duisburg-Essen in the under-100kg judo category to become the first Anglia Ruskin student ever to win a gold medal at the championships.

He was one of three students from Anglia Ruskin competing at the event, with Billy Goldsmith and Adam Adaman also having qualified by reaching the final of the British Universities Championships.

Mateja, who lives in Cambridge but is originally from Serbia, is a member of Anglia Ruskin’s High Performance Sport programme. It is the third time he has competed at the European Universities Championship but the first time he has come away with a medal.

Martin Beaver, Head of Sport at Anglia Ruskin University, said: 

“Mateja has always been an exceptional sports scholar and he works very hard with our High Performance team to improve his judo. 

“It is wonderful for Anglia Ruskin to be able to support such talented athletes like Mateja and we are proud to be able to support him for another year during his Masters.”