Ulbra Education Network schools won 82 medals during the 27th edition of the International Lutheran Games (ILG) in 2023. There were 24 gold, 32 silver and 26 bronze.
25 schools from 17 cities and six states from three countries – Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay – participated in the school games, from September 27 to 29, at the Ulbra Sports Complex, in Canoas (RS).
11 sports were practiced: athletics, judo, chess, futsal, volleyball, basketball, handball, rustic, tennis, 7-a-side football and swimming.
Christ the Redeemer
Only students from Colégio Ulbra Cristo Redentor, in Canoas, won eight gold medals, 19 silver and 13 bronze, becoming the highest medal winner of any Brazilian school.
Also in Canoas, Colégio Ulbra São João obtained eight gold medals, ten silver medals and six bronze medals. São Pedro, from Cachoeira do Sul (RS), received one gold, one silver and four bronze, while Colégio Martinho Lutero, from Guaíba (RS), obtained five gold, two silver and one of bronze.
Two gold medals went to Cristo Salvador, from Santarém (PA), and Colégios São Lucas, from Sapucaia do Sul (RS), and Antares, from Goiatuba (GO), won one bronze each.
“The 27th edition of the International Lutheran Games represented a very important stage in the history of this event,” guarantees the head of the organizing committee, Éverton Vargas. According to him, in 2020 and 2021 there were no competitions due to the pandemic. And the resumption, in 2022, was a very reduced version in terms of the number of athletes and competitions.
Vargas therefore underlines the importance of the 2023 edition.
“It had a special flavor to fully resume the Games, with the participation again of three countries, with more than 1,300 athletes. Sport was highlighted and young people were protagonists in the fight for trophies and medals. »
Sports are very important in education, Vargas says. “It offers students lessons in teamwork, leadership, strategy, emotional intelligence, among other benefits,” concludes the head of the Lutheran Games organizing committee.
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