Athletes off to the World University Games

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Sydney University has 16 students and graduates in the 98-strong Australian team to compete at the 2023 Summer World University Games to be held at Chengdu, China, from 28 July to 8 August.

The UniRoos team also includes seven other athletes from Sydney University teams and two officials at the 12-day event that will feature competitors from 50 countries contesting 11 sports.

The Sydney University representatives include five from the Athletics Club, three from the Fencing Club and 14 from the Water Polo Club. They include 13 current and two former Sydney Uni Sport and Fitness Elite Athlete Program members.

The Athletics Club members are long jumper Alyssa Lowe (M.Architecture), cross country runner Holly Campbell (B.Science), long jumper William Fryer (B.Arts), sprinter Christopher Ius (M.Physiotherapy) and triple jumper Connor Murphy (B.Engineering – Biomedical Hons, B.Science – Neuroscience).

The Fencing Club will be represented by Colin Chen (B.Science – Advanced Studies), Emily Principe (Doctor of Medical Science) and Amelie Yee (B.Laws/B.Commerce).

Water Polo Club students in the team include Emily Fitzgerald (B.Architecture and Environments), Luci Gillis (B.Education), Mia Glasel (B.Nursing), Savannah Henshaw (B.Engineering Hons), Victoria Ridhaigh (B.Arts) and Eleanor Campbell (B/Science – Advanced Studies), along with Grace Coleman, Indigo Ditterick, Camilla Mackay, Luci Marsh, Danielle Morrissey, Isobelle Pamp and Madissyn Powells.

Sydney University Water Polo Club representatives Scott Nicholson (B.Arts) and Maud Megans will also accompany the UniRoos as team officials.

The Summer World University Games is an international university sports and cultural event that is staged every two years in a different city. The Games draw thousands of student-athletes together to compete, making it one of the largest multi-sport events in the world.