Praia da Rocha receives more than a thousand beach athletes in May – Jornal diariOnline Região Sul

Praia da Rocha receives more than a thousand beach athletes in May - Jornal diariOnline Região Sul


The European Ultimate Beach Tournament, originally known as frisbee, will be held for the first time in Portugal, taking 1,350 athletes to Praia da Rocha, in Portimão, between May 6 and 11.

The Algarve beach will be transformed into 14 courses for more than 400 matches of the sport in eight different categories, with athletes from 88 teams from 22 countries, including four Portuguese teams.

The mixed category will be the most disputed, with 18 sets of five players, followed by the male and male masters, with 14 formations, and then mixed masters with 12 teams.

Portugal will be represented by four teams, in the competitions of masculine, mixed, master mixed and grand master masculine.

The ultimate is a sport that promotes fair-play, without physical contact and self-refereeing. All players are responsible for administering and respecting the rules.

"It is a relatively young modality in Portugal, so it is natural that it has not yet reached the level of other countries. We believe that this European will contribute to the affirmation of sport among the Portuguese, especially the younger layers, "said Patrick van der Valk of BULA, one of the entities organizing the event, along with the Portuguese Association of Ultimate and Discus Sports (APUDD) and the World Federation of Discus Sports (WFDF).

APUDD is committed to making sport grow in Portugal and, in that sense, is working with the government to make the ultimate, along with other sports, enter into the curricula of Portuguese schools and universities.

In 2016, the modality was recognized by the International Olympic Committee and could be Olympic sport in 2028.

All information about the competition is available on the event's official website.

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