Türkiye’de Düzenlenen İlk ve Tek “En Güçlü Üniversiteli” Yarışması
The “Uni Battle - Strongest University Student 2018” competition, in which students from 10 different universities displayed their general strength and endurance skills, took place in Maslak 1453 Neotech Campus in cooperation with Nişantaşı University and Crossfit Taxim. Award-winning organization that have stages such as weight lifting, weight throw, basic gymnastic exercises and jogging take place in Turkey for the first time with the support of University Sports Federation.
“THE ONLY AND FIRST MULTIDISCIPLIANARY COMPETITION”
Crossfit Taxim head coach Euphrates Virtue said that, 'Uni-Battle is the first and only multidisciplinary competitions in Turkey and include the branches of CrossFit, Powerlifting and Strongman. Erdem explained the competition held as follows:
"This competition, in which professional contestants joined from everywhere in Turkey for the branches CrossFit, Powerlifting and Strongman, was prepared according to the multi-track rules. Our goal is to reach university students in Turkey. The infrastructure of the contest was provided by Crossfit Taxim. Referees and competitors were trained there and brought here. Invitations were sent to all universities in Turkey and there are teams from 10 different universities. With the support and confirmation of University Sports Federation, we have the title of being first and only multidisciplinary competition in Turkey."
“OBESITY IS DUE TO IMMOBILITY AND LACK OF SPORTS HABITS”
By stating that growing obesity problem in Turkey is due to the lack of immobility and lack of sports habits and that they aim to make university students love sports, become more mobile, Crossfit athletes Ferhat Elbeyoğlu, said; "Sport for us is not a culture, people who exercise sports considered as if they have leisure time. However, we need to have an exercise period that need to done continuously throughout the day. We must exercise sports to prevent many hereditary and metabolic diseases. "The students don't get bored and get more involved in sports, because all the training is very variable in competitions such as CrossFit, Powerlifting and Strongman."
“HEALTH IS AT THE FOREFRONT IN CROSSFIT"
By mentioning that the Crossfit method is not concerned with how the body will look shaped, but with health values, Elbeyoğlu said, “Bodybuilding competitions are about how you look and health criteria are not in the forefront. Health criterion is at the forefront for Crossfit. We do not believe that someone who is not healthy will be fit. There are 10 physical features that we believe which can be developed. There are many parameters such as speed, endurance, balance of power, motor ability, sharpness, agility in those. We aim to make these 10 parameters better. If you are faster, stronger and more balanced than your own peers, this means you are fit. We are doing competitions to test this.”
The competition, hosted by Nişantaşı University, continued for 2 days. Teams that received a degree in the competition were awarded.