SELL Student Games

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SELL Student Games is a multi-sport event that is open for all university and college students all over the world. The name of the games is according to the first letters of the hosting countries – Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – in their respective languages (Finnish: Suomi, Estonian: Eesti, Latvian: Latvija, Lithuanian: Lietuva). The principles of the games are that everyone can participate and therefore the event combines top sports and joyful student event. Nowadays the games gather around 1800–2000 students.

Events[edit]

The main disciplines of the games are athletics, swimming, orienteering, judo and chess as individual events. Basketball, volleyball (mini) football and floorball / unihockey are as team events. Also tennis, badminton, table tennis, wrestling, ultimate, aesthetic group gymnastics and ice-hockey has appeared in the games.

History[edit]

In 1923 student organizations of Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania established an extensive co-operation agreement, which resulted in first regional student competition for the university students of the respective countries in Tartu, Estonia. The competitions lasted until 1940 when the last winter games were held before the ties between Baltic States were severed by World War II. During this period there were organized separately summer games, winter games and chess tournaments. After Baltic States became independent again the tradition of competition was restored in a meeting held 21.4. 1997, and the SELL Games were organized in 1998 in Tartu. The competition has been open to all university students around the world since then.

Hosts[edit]

SELL summer games[edit]

Year Host
I 1923 Tartu, Estonia
II 1924 Riga, Latvia
III 1926 Helsinki, Finland
IV 1929 Kaunas, Lithuania
V 1930 Tallinn, Estonia
VI 1931 Riga, Latvia
VII 1932 Helsinki, Finland
VIII 1933 Kaunas, Lithuania
IX 1934 Tartu, Estonia
X 1935 Riga, Latvia
XI 1936 Helsinki, Finland
XII 1937 Kaunas, Lithuania
XIII 1938 Tartu, Estonia
XIV 1939 Riga, Latvia (cancelled)
1940–1997 Not held
XV 1998 Tartu, Estonia
XVI 1999 Kaunas, Lithuania
XVII 2000 Jelgava, Latvia
XVIII 2002 Tartu, Estonia
XIX 2003 Kaunas, Lithuania
XX 2004 Tampere, Finland
XXI 2005 Riga, Latvia
XXII 2006 Tartu, Estonia
XXIII 2007 Kaunas, Lithuania
XXIV 2008 Espoo, Finland
XXV 2009 Jelgava, Latvia
XXVI 2010 Tartu, Estonia
XXVII 2011 Kaunas, Lithuania
XXVIII 2012 Espoo, Finland
XXIX 2013 Riga, Latvia
XXX 2014 Tartu, Estonia
XXXI 2015 Kaunas, Lithuania
XXXII 2016 Tampere, Finland

SELL winter games[edit]

Year Host
I 1929 Riga, Latvia
II 1931 Helsinki, Finland
III 1933 Kaunas, Lithuania (cancelled)
IV 1935 Riga & Sigulda, Latvia
V 1938 Zarasai, Lithuania
VI 1940 Otepää, Estonia

SELL chess tournaments[edit]

Year Host
I 1937 Riga, Latvia
II 1938 Tartu, Estonia
III 1939 Helsinki, Finland

Records[edit]

Athletics has been one of the sports held at the Games since the inaugural edition.[1]

Men's athletics[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Year Games Ref
100 m 10.47 Rytis Sakalauskas  Lithuania 2010 Estonia Tartu
200 m 20.89 Rytis Sakalauskas  Lithuania 2010 Estonia Tartu
400 m 47.20 Janis Leitis  Latvia 2010 Estonia Tartu
800 m 1:50.29 Vitalij Kozlov  Lithuania 2007 Lithuania Kaunas
1500 m 3:45.85 Dmitrijs Jurkevičs  Latvia 24 May 2013 Latvia Riga, Latvia [2]
5000 m 14:24.28 Ossi Kekki  Finland 14 May 2016 Finland Tampere, Finland [3]
110 m hurdles 13.85 (+1.2 m/s) Elmo Lakka  Finland 13 May 2016 Finland Tampere, Finland [4]
400 m hurdles 52.27 Valdas Valintėlis  Lithuania 2011 Lithuania Kaunas
High jump 2.25 m Raivydas Stanys  Lithuania 25 May 2013 Latvia Riga, Latvia [5]
Long jump 7.78 m Povilas Mykolaitis  Lithuania 2003 Lithuania Kaunas
Triple jump 16.10 m Mantas Dilys  Lithuania 2010 Estonia Tartu
Shot put 20.05 m Maris Urtans  Latvia 2007 Lithuania Kaunas
Discus throw 64.79 m Andrius Gudžius  Lithuania 17 May 2014 Estonia Tartu, Estonia [6]
Hammer throw 59.56 m Juha Rinta-aho  Finland 14 May 2016 Finland Tampere, Finland [7]
Javelin throw 86.36 m Vadims Vasilevskis  Latvia 2007 Lithuania Kaunas
5000 m walk (track) 20:16.07 Marius Žiūkas  Lithuania 2011 Lithuania Kaunas
4 × 100m relay 40.57 LKKA  Lithuania 2010 Estonia Tartu

Women's athletics[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Year Games Ref
100 m 11.51 Lina Grinčikaitė  Lithuania 2010 Estonia Tartu
200 m 23.69 Lina Grinčikaitė  Lithuania 2010 Estonia Tartu
400 m 53.48 Agnė Orlauskaitė  Lithuania 2011 Lithuania Kaunas
800 m 2:02.55 Eglė Balčiūnaitė  Lithuania 2008 Finland Espoo
1500 m 4:21.12 Rasa Drazdauskaitė  Lithuania 2003 Lithuania Kaunas
3000 m 9:20.93 Vaida Žūsinaitė  Lithuania May 2012 Finland Espoo, Finland [8]
5000 m 16:38.90 Milda Vilčinskaitė  Lithuania 14 May 2016 Finland Tampere, Finland [9]
100 m hurdles 13.55 Sonata Tamošaitytė  Lithuania 2011 Lithuania Kaunas
400 m hurdles 1:01.82 Sandra Kruma  Latvia 2009 Latvia Jelgava
High jump 1.92 m Anna Iljuštšenko  Estonia 2010 Estonia Tartu
Long jump 6.40 (-1.2 m/s) Aiga Grabuste  Latvia 16 May 2014 Estonia Tartu, Estonia [10]
Triple jump 13.42 Adrija Grocienė  Lithuania 2000 Latvia Jelgava
Shot put 16.50 m Chia-Ying Lin  China 2006 Estonia Tartu
Discus throw 51.75 m Dace Ruskule  Latvia 2003 Lithuania Kaunas
Hammer throw 63.33 m Kati Ojaloo  Estonia 14 May 2016 Finland Tampere, Finland [11]
Javelin throw 59.13 m Madara Palameika  Latvia 2010 Estonia Tartu
3000 m walk (track) 13:10.75 Anita Kažemaka  Latvia 2011 Lithuania Kaunas
4 × 100m relay 45.93 LKKA  Lithuania 2007 Lithuania Kaunas

References[edit]

  1. ^ Records
  2. ^ "SELL Student Games 2013 Day 1 Results" (PDF). sellgames2013.eu. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "SELL Student Games 2016 Results". tilastopaja.org. 14 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "SELL Student Games 2016 Results". tilastopaja.org. 14 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "SELL Student Games 2013 Complete Results" (PDF). www.sellgames2013.eu. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Men's Discus Throw
  7. ^ "SELL Student Games 2016 Results". tilastopaja.org. 14 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  8. ^ "SELL Student Games 2013 Complete Results" (PDF). www.sell2012.fi. 20 May 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "SELL Student Games 2016 Results". tilastopaja.org. 14 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  10. ^ Women's Long Jump
  11. ^ "SELL Student Games 2016 Results". tilastopaja.org. 14 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  • Bell, Daniel (2003). Encyclopedia of International Games (Pg. 337-8). McFarland and Company, Inc. Publishers, Jefferson, North Carolina. ISBN 0-7864-1026-4.

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