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    MRU Chess Champions Bring Home the Gold

    Oct. 18-19th, 2019, among 180 participants in Lithuania's Lightening and Fast Track Chess Championship held in the Taujėnų Manor near Ukmergė, 3 MRU chess players won gold medals.Lithuania's Men's Champion and MRU student Tomas Laurušas added two more gold medals to his collection. In the Women's Tournament, MRU Assoc. Prof. Salomėja Zaksaitė won gold.

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    Computer Engineer @ World Masters Orienteering Championships in Riga

    July 5th-12th, 2019, MRU Senior Computer Engineer Rimvydas Bertašius participated in the World Masters Orienteering Championships held in Riga. There were 3 stages of the event. Bertašius had qualified for the sprint event and competed to place in the A Final. There were about 160 participants in my age group (M45) of which only half qualify for the A Final, he told MRU's Health and Sports Centre. Bertašius placed 44th of 81 athletes in the Long Final.

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    China's "Guangdong Southern Tigers" Team Worked Out at MRU Before Game

    June 25th, 2019, China's 11-member "Guangdong Southern Tigers" Basketball Team from Dongguan was warming up and working out before their game against "Sostinės Krepšinio Mokyklos" Team U17 that was held June 25-26th. The Basketball Team is coached by Paulius Juodis.

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    MRU Students Won Gold @SELL Student Games

    May 17-19th, 2019, Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) students won 5 gold medals at the XXXV SELL Student Games held in Kaunas. There were 1,400 student athletes from 46 universities representing 7 different countries taking part in the event.

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    "MRU-ROSK Consulting" Team Wins LT Chess League Tournament

    April 28th, 2019, making history, the "MRU-ROSK Consulting" Team won Lithuania's Chess League (LŠL) Tournament held in Kaunas. It was held in 3 stages with 20 teams competing for medals and the right to play in the European Chess Cup Championships in Montenegro. The MRU-ROSK Consulting Team won all 7 matches and for the first time in history were declared the winners. Team coach is International Chess Master Vaidas Sakalauskas.

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    MRU Student Wins 2nd Place in MRU Chess Tournament

    March 29th, 2019, MRU student Andrius Brazdžionis won 2nd place in the open MRU "Žaibas" Chess Tournament for the "ROSK Consulting" Cup. International Master and Lithuanian Chess Champion Tomas Laurušas won first place with 8,5 points of 9 possible. Third place went to MRU Alumnus and FIDE Master Tautvydas Vedrickas. Tournament results here: http://chess-results.com/tnr422350.aspx?lan=30&art=1&rd=9&turdet=YES&flag=30

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    Law Prof. Sinkevičius & Lecturer Azbainis Win Table Tennis Tournament

    March 21st, 2019, MRU Law Prof. Vytautas Sinkevičius and Faculty of Economics and Business Lecturer Dr. Vytautas Azbainis won the Table Tennis Tournament Among Higher Education Institution employees in their age groups. It was held at the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) Sports Centre. There were 17 employees from 5 different universities that took part.

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    MRU Student Brazdžionis Wins Silver in Chess Championships

    March 21st, 2019, Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) Bachelor's Degree student Andrius Brazdžionis placed 2nd among 82 chess players in Lithuania's Chess Championships 2019 held in Vilnius March 15-21st. After 9 rounds, he came in 2nd after chess champ Tomas Laurušas.

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    SMK Africa Students' Team Wins Independence Day Football Tournament March 11th

    March 11th, 2019, the 7-member "SMK Africa" student team won the Restoration of Statehood Day Football Tournament organized by MRU's Health and Sports Centre. Six teams took part in the Tournament.

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  • Assc. Prof. Zaksaitė Elected World Chess Federation's Fair Play Commission Chair

    From Jan. 1st, 2019, Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) Law School Assoc. Prof. Salomėja Zaksaitė has been elected Chairperson of the World Chess Federation's (FIDE)  Fair Play Commission. The World Chess Federation unites 188 member federations and is one of the largest sports federations in the world. Zaksaitė is the 1st representative of FIDE from Lithuania since 1924, when FIDE was established.

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    MRU Athlete of the Year - Runner Simas Bertašius

    Dec. 14th, 2018, during an awards ceremony, Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) student runner Simas Bertašius was selected as the Best 2018 MRU Athlete of-the-Year. The ceremony took place in the Vilnius Art Academy Gotika Hall. Bertašius is a Faculty of Public Governance International Politics and Economics Master's Degree student.

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    Law Student Jokūbas Stasiulis Wins Bronze Medal

    Nov. 28th, 2018, Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) Bachelor's Degree Law student Jokūbas Stasiulis won a bronze medal in the weight category of up to 105 kg in the European Youth, & Youth Open Triathlon Championship held in Kaunas. Sweden's Emil Norling won gold.

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