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UNIROOS ENEWS: Farewell from Taipei

UNIROOS ENEWS: Farewell from Taipei

After nearly two weeks the Australian Uniroos leave Taipei with smiles, immense gratitude and memories that will last a lifetime.

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UNIROOS ENEWS: Bringing home bling as memories are made in Taipei

UNIROOS ENEWS: Bringing home bling as memories are made in Taipei

Congratulations to our nine medallists at the 2017 Summer Universiade as well as the big number of personal bests achieved.

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Medals and memories for the Uniroos in Taipei

Medals and memories for the Uniroos in Taipei

ith the Emerging Opals winning the basketball gold the Uniroos finish the 2017 Summer Universiade with nine medals – four gold, three silver and two bronze medals – and experiences to propel the 184-strong team to the next level in sport and in life.

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UNIROOS ENEWS: Emerging Opals shine to take World University Games gold

UNIROOS ENEWS: Emerging Opals shine to take World University Games gold

The future is shining bright like an Opal... Catch all the Emerging Opals' victory reaction from one of the final days in Taipei.

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Mitrevski jumps to fourth | Day 10 wrap

Mitrevski jumps to fourth | Day 10 wrap

The 2017 Australian champion Chris Mitrevski (RMIT University) has jumped to fourth place in the men’s long jump on the final night of athletics competition at the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei.

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Emerging Opals shine to take Uni Games Gold

Emerging Opals shine to take Uni Games Gold

The Emerging Opals have produced a masterclass for three quarters before getting the staggers to defeat Japan 85-78 to win the gold medal at the World University Games in Taipei.

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UNIROOS ENEWS: Talented Class and Emerging Opals gold medal game preview

UNIROOS ENEWS: Talented Class and Emerging Opals gold medal game preview

Heptathlete Alysha Burnett takes silver, as we preview the Emerging Opals gold medal game, plus all the results, schedules and photos of the Uniroos at Taipei 2017.

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Burnett, basketball and badminton | Day 9 wrap

Burnett, basketball and badminton | Day 9 wrap

Alysha Burnett bursts home to take silver in the heptathlon, the Aussies gear up for the basketball final and a busy day at the badminton as Taipei 2017 enters it's finals days.

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Alysha Burnett takes home silver to join classmate Cranston’s gold

Alysha Burnett takes home silver to join classmate Cranston’s gold

Australian Uniroo Alysha Burnett has joined her Australian Catholic University classmate and fellow multi-eventer Kyle Cranston as a Taipei 2017 medallist by taking the silver in the heptathlon at the Summer Universiade.

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Experienced hands guiding Emerging Opals into final

Experienced hands guiding Emerging Opals into final

After two big upset wins, against the USA in the quarter-final and hosts Chinese Taipei in the semi-final, the Emerging Boomers will rely on two experienced hands to get them up for the gold medal game against an undefeated Japan on Monday night (8pm/10pm AEST).

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UNIROOS ENEWS: Emerging Opals off to gold medal game

UNIROOS ENEWS: Emerging Opals off to gold medal game

Huge crowds at the basketball and athletics provided the canvas for some scintillating competition on day eight of the World University Games in Taipei.

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Heptathlete Burnett in the box seat | Day 8 wrap

Heptathlete Burnett in the box seat | Day 8 wrap

A day after Kyle Cranston took the gold medal in the men’s decathlon, fellow multi-eventer and Australian Catholic University student Alysha Burnett takes a second-place position after her first day of competition in the heptathlon.

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Pickett joins Whittaker on swim podium on final night in pool

Pickett joins Whittaker on swim podium on final night in pool

Competition in the pool at Taiwan Sport University Arena wrapped up with the Uniroos swim team finishing with two golds and silver medal after the seven-day meet.

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Emerging Opals off to gold medal game

Emerging Opals off to gold medal game

The Emerging Opals are off to the gold medal game at the World University Games after a pulsating 78-74 semi-final win over hosts Chinese Taipei at a packed Taipei Arena.

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UNIROOS ENEWS: Australia's own Ironman Kyle Cranston takes gold

UNIROOS ENEWS: Australia's own Ironman Kyle Cranston takes gold

Australia’s version of the student-athlete Ironman, Kyle Cranston has won the decathlon on a huge day for the green and gold at the Summer Universiade in Taipei.

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Pickett picks up 50m breaststroke final spot | Day 7 wrap

Pickett picks up 50m breaststroke final spot | Day 7 wrap

At the penultimate day of swimming at the pool, Leiston Pickett (Griffith University) suited up for her pet event, the 50m breaststroke, the event in which she is the reigning Commonwealth Games champion.

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Uniroos bounce USA to move to basketball semi

Uniroos bounce USA to move to basketball semi

The Uniroos are through to a massive Saturday night semi-final against the home team Chinese Taipei at the 20,000 seat Taipei Arena after a 76-69 point win over the USA in a sudden-death quarter-final at Taiwan Heping Gymnasium.

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Kyle conquers decathlon to take gold

Kyle conquers decathlon to take gold

Super student-athlete Kyle Cranston (Australian Catholic University) has produced an upset victory in the hardest athletics discipline of all taking out the gold medal in the decathlon at the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei.

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UNIROOS ENEWS: Taryn spins to discus bronze

UNIROOS ENEWS: Taryn spins to discus bronze

Bundaberg’s Taryn Gollshewsky has captured the bronze medal in the women’s discus as the Emerging Boomers strike hard against their Russian opponents on a big day for the green and gold in Taipei.

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Fourth place for platform pair while badminton team score best ever result | Day 6 wrap

Fourth place for platform pair while badminton team score best ever result | Day 6 wrap

10m platform mixed synchro pair final Brittany O’Brien (Western Sydney University) and Nicholas Jeffree (University of Technology Sydney) placed fourth on Day 6 of the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei.

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Emerging Boomers slam dunk performance over Russia

Emerging Boomers slam dunk performance over Russia

The Emerging Boomers scored a comprehensive 89-71 win over pool D opponents Russia at Taipei Arena at the Summer Universiade in Taipei.

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Taryn spins to discus bronze

Taryn spins to discus bronze

Masters of Teaching student Taryn Gollshewsky (Central Queensland University) has mastered the wet conditions better than most, taking the bronze medal at the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei.

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UNIROOS ENEWS: Twice as nice for Sian Whittaker

UNIROOS ENEWS: Twice as nice for Sian Whittaker

Not satisified with one 2017 Summer Universiade gold medal, Aussie swimmer Sian Whittaker has stormed home in the 100m backstroke to win her second world university title in dramatic fashion. Other Aussie highlights on day 5 of the Games included our gymnasts' fifth place finish and the opening night of athletics at Taipei Stadium.

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Solid outing for gymnasts as athletics kicks off on Day 5

Solid outing for gymnasts as athletics kicks off on Day 5

Chris Remkes (Canberra Institue of Technology) has finished a solid fifth place in the final of the men's vault to close out the men’s artistic gymnastics competition at the 2017 Summer Universiade.

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Double gold for Sian Whittaker in Taipei

Double gold for Sian Whittaker in Taipei

Sian Whittaker is quickly becoming the Australian star of the 2017 World University Games in Taipei, claiming her second gold medal with a heart-stopping lunge to the wall to claim the 100m backstroke final.

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UNIROOS ENEWS: Teenage taekwondo fighter knocks off world No. 10 to win bronze

UNIROOS ENEWS: Teenage taekwondo fighter knocks off world No. 10 to win bronze

Bailey Lewis fights his way to taekwondo bronze as Sian Whittaker eyes off another final in the swimming

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Pickett 6th in pool whilst Whittaker hunts for more medals | Day 4 wrap

Pickett 6th in pool whilst Whittaker hunts for more medals | Day 4 wrap

Dual Commonwealth Games gold medallist in the 50m breaststroke, Leiston Pickett (Griffith University) finished 6th in the final of the 100m event.

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Teenage taekwondo fighter knocks off world No. 10 to win bronze

Teenage taekwondo fighter knocks off world No. 10 to win bronze

Teenage taekwondo fighter Bailey Lewis (Victoria University) will be taking extra baggage back to Melbourne after winning the bronze medal in the <54kg division at the Taoyuan Arena at the 2017 Summer Universiade on Tuesday.

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UNIROOS ENEWS: Aussies pick up medals in the pool

UNIROOS ENEWS: Aussies pick up medals in the pool

As a nation girt by sea it's no surprise our first two medals of Taipei 2017 have come in the pool. Check out all the latest from Taipei in today's edition of the #Uniroos enews.

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Taipei via London for athletics headline acts

Taipei via London for athletics headline acts

The rising stars of Australian athletics, including six athletes from the recent IAAF World Championships in London, will compete at the 29th Summer Universiade as the athletics competition commences on Wednesday.

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Sian Whittaker storms home to take first gold for Australia

Sian Whittaker storms home to take first gold for Australia

Gold, gold to Australia… gold.

Deakin University’s Sian Whittaker has captured Australia’s first gold medal of the 2017 Summer Universiade with a superbly timed swim to win the 200m backstroke at the Taiwan Sport University Arena in Taipei.

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Diving duo spin to Uniroos first medal | Day 3 wrap

Diving duo spin to Uniroos first medal | Day 3 wrap

Brittany O’Brien (Western Sydney University) and US-based Emily Meaney (Purdue University) have collected the Uniroos first medal of the Games, winning silver in the 10m synchronised platform diving.

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UNIROOS ENEWS: Vaulting toward the finals

UNIROOS ENEWS: Vaulting toward the finals

Strong performances by the men’s artistic gymnastics team headlined the Australian results on Day 2 of #SUTaipei2017 while swimmers Sian Whittaker and Ben Treffers reach the finals in the pool.

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Gymnasts and swimmers progress to finals in Taipei

Gymnasts and swimmers progress to finals in Taipei

The first day of full competition after the opening ceremony is actually officially referred to as day two… and the Uniroos were in action across nine of the 16 sports in which they will feature in Taipei.

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UNIROOS ENEWS: Let the Games begin! Uniroos parade in 2017 Summer Universide opening ceremony

UNIROOS ENEWS: Let the Games begin! Uniroos parade in 2017 Summer Universide opening ceremony

Pascalle Casey leads the Uniroos into opening ceremony as Australia prepares for 11 days of world-class competition.

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Gallery: Aussie pride as Uniroos march in opening ceremony

Gallery: Aussie pride as Uniroos march in opening ceremony

Australian pride was in full display as a large contingent of Australia's best student-athletes paraded around at the official 2017 Summer Universiade opening ceremony in Taipei last night.

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UNIROOS ENEWS: Uniroos swim team ready to dive in as water polo teams start with wins

UNIROOS ENEWS: Uniroos swim team ready to dive in as water polo teams start with wins

On the day of the opening ceremony we have a look at the 19-strong swim team as well as recap two great wins by the men's and women's water polo teams in their opening matches.

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19-strong swim team ready to suit up at World University Games in Taipei

19-strong swim team ready to suit up at World University Games in Taipei

Commonwealth Games gold medallists Leiston Pickett and Ben Treffers will lead a 19-strong Australian swim team into the 2017 Summer Universiade at the National Taiwan Sport University Arena in Taipei on Sunday.

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UNIROOS ENEWS: Pascalle Casey named Australian flagbearer

UNIROOS ENEWS: Pascalle Casey named Australian flagbearer

Macquarie University student and 2015 Summer Universiade water polo gold medallist Pascalle Casey will lead the 184-strong Australian Uniroos team into the opening ceremony in Taipei on Saturday, after being announced as Australian team flagbearer.

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Water Polo captain Pascalle Casey to lead Uniroos in Taipei

Water Polo captain Pascalle Casey to lead Uniroos in Taipei

Macquarie University student and 2015 Summer Universiade water polo gold medallist Pascalle Casey will lead the 184-strong Australian Uniroos team into the opening ceremony in Taipei on Saturday, after being announced as Australian team flagbearer.

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Australians arrive in athletes' village

Australians arrive in athletes' village

Muggy 35°C conditions have welcomed the biggest ever Australian Uniroos team to the athletes’ village for the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Mum’s the word at Summer Universiade for Will Stockwell

Mum’s the word at Summer Universiade for Will Stockwell

If there is such thing as swimming pedigree Will Stockwell definitely has it with two Olympians as parents and his mother one of the best ever to dive into a pool.

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UNIROOS ENEWS: The largest Australian Uniroos team ever - 10 days to go until the World University Games

UNIROOS ENEWS: The largest Australian Uniroos team ever - 10 days to go until the World University Games

Australia is set to send the biggest Uniroos team ever to the Summer Universiade as 186 student-athletes prepare for competition in Taipei, Taiwan from 19 - 30 August, 2017.

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Olympian Brittany O’Brien heads up young diving team

Olympian Brittany O’Brien heads up young diving team

Rio Olympian Brittany O’Brien (Western Sydney University) will lead a young team of divers ready to make an impact at the Summer Universiade in Taipei later this month.

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Taipei a Tokyo audition for Uniroos volleyball team

Taipei a Tokyo audition for Uniroos volleyball team

International tournaments such as the Summer Universiade in Taipei are important parts of Volleyball Australia’s plan towards Olympic qualification for Tokyo in 2020.

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Nic Brooks set for Uniroos after world champs

Nic Brooks set for Uniroos after world champs

Fresh off his first outing with the Australian men’s water polo team, Macquarie University student Nic Brooks will take part in his second Summer Universiade with the Uniroos.

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UNIROOS ENEWS: Ready to light it up – One Month to go

UNIROOS ENEWS: Ready to light it up – One Month to go

The pinnacle of world university sport approaches with today marking one month until the opening ceremony of the 29th Summer Universiade to be held in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Men's gymnasts to use Universiade ahead of Gold Coast

Men's gymnasts to use Universiade ahead of Gold Coast

Michael Merceica from The University of Queensland is preparing for his third appearance at the World University Games after claiming a national title earlier in the year.

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Sung hopes to be on song in Taipei

Sung hopes to be on song in Taipei

At twenty-two Enid Sung had not done enough as a rhythmic gymnast to accept her time in retirement, making the Summer Universiade in Taipei a perfect competition to continue her comeback.

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Treffers hoping to replicate past Summer Universiade performance

Treffers hoping to replicate past Summer Universiade performance

Benjamin Treffers has been targeting the Summer Universiade in August since the beginning of the year as a major stepping-stone towards his main goal in 2018, making the Commonwealth Games team and defending his 50m backstroke title.

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UNIROOS ENEWS: Taipei is ready - 50 days to go to the World University Games

UNIROOS ENEWS: Taipei is ready - 50 days to go to the World University Games

The host city prepares for the biggest event in World University Sport, ten teams confirmed and what you might not know about hurdler Michelle Jenneke...

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"Taipei is ready" with 50 days to go

“Taipei is ready for us” – that is the message Uniroos Chef de Mission Liz Brett has for what’s set to be the largest ever Australian team to compete at the 2017 Summer Universiade.

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Michelle Jenneke's two very different passions

Michelle Jenneke's two very different passions

The 100m hurdles is a fairly straightforward event. Eight athletes in eight lanes race over ten hurdles to see who can reach the finish line first.

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Uniroos volleyball team want improvement spike in Taipei

Uniroos volleyball team want improvement spike in Taipei

The volleyball squad to represent the Australian Uniroos at the 29th Summer Universiade in Taipei has been selected as the team looks to improve on results in Gwangju two years ago.

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Four relay teams added to athletics section

Four relay teams added to athletics section

A full set of four relay teams in addition to six individual athletes have been added to the Australian athletics team that is bound for Taipei to compete at the 29th Summer Universiade (World University Games) this August.

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Australian Taekwondo team named for Taipei

Australian Taekwondo team named for Taipei

Experienced fighters and a host of fresh faces have been chosen in the taekwondo team representing Australia at the 2017 Taipei Summer Universiade.

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Emerging Boomers and Opals confirmed for Taipei 2017

Emerging Boomers and Opals confirmed for Taipei 2017

With the 29th Summer Universiade (also known as the World University Games) two months away, the 12-man team for the Emerging Boomers has been confirmed, following the announcement of the women’s team last month (see below).

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Aussie basketballers unite from across the world for Taipei - Women's team announcement

Aussie basketballers unite from across the world for Taipei - Women's team announcement

Twelve of Australia's best student basketballers from US colleges and Australian universities will unite in green and gold as the Australian Emerging Opals team finalised for the 29th Summer Universiade in Chinese Taipei this August.

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Olympian Hu headlines Uniroos table tennis team

Olympian Hu headlines Uniroos table tennis team

Rio Olympian Heming Hu headlines the Uniroos table tennis team which has been selected to represent Australia at the 2017 World University Games in Taipei.

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Sketcher to steer men's volleyball team in Taipei

Sketcher to steer men's volleyball team in Taipei

Experienced domestic and international coach Liam Sketcher has been given the job of piloting the Australian men’s volleyball team at this year’s World University Games in Chinese Taipei in August.

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Uniroos to chase Gold with Kukri in Chinese Taipei

Uniroos to chase Gold with Kukri in Chinese Taipei

Long-term partner Kukri has renewed their partnership with Australian University Sport (AUS) and the Australian Uniroos, set to take on the world at the 2017 Summer Universiade in Chinese Taipei.

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Tiffany Ho heads Uniroos badminton team in Taipei

Tiffany Ho heads Uniroos badminton team in Taipei

The Australian badminton team has been selected for the 2017 Universiade in Taipei from 19 August to 30 August featuring promising teenager Tiffany Ho who is rising up the world rankings.

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Chiller and Anderson to support Uniroos in Taipei

Chiller and Anderson to support Uniroos in Taipei

Experienced senior sports administrators Kitty Chiller and Deidre Anderson have been added to the support staff to the Uniroos team for the upcoming Summer Universiade in Taipei.

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Australia names 19-strong swim team for World Uni Games in Taipei

Australia names 19-strong swim team for World Uni Games in Taipei

Commonwealth Games gold medallists Leiston Pickett and Ben Treffers are among a 19-strong Australian swim team named today for the 2017 World University Games, the Summer Universiade, in Taipei City, Taiwan from August 19-30.

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Universiade medallists Jenneke, Denny and Tallent return in Taipei

Universiade medallists Jenneke, Denny and Tallent return in Taipei

The rising stars of Australian athletics, including four debutants from last year’s Olympic Games, will compete at the 29th Summer Universiade this August, with Athletics Australia today confirming the track and field team bound for Taipei.

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UNIROOS ENEWS: The countdown begins - 150 days to the World University Games

UNIROOS ENEWS: The countdown begins - 150 days to the World University Games

Liz Brett re-appointed Chef de Mission, preliminary athletics team named and a look back at Gwangju all in the opening edition of the Uniroos News for 2017!

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Liz Brett to lead Uniroos with 150 days to Taipei

Liz Brett to lead Uniroos with 150 days to Taipei

Liz Brett will be concentrating on encouraging development and personal bests at the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei after she was re-appointed as the Australian Uniroos chef de mission.

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Athletics team in starting blocks for Taipei

Athletics team in starting blocks for Taipei

Australia has performed superbly in athletics at the Summer Universiade in recent times, a competition that is often regarded as a championship only bettered in its quality of performance by the world championships and Olympics.

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Medical professionals head to Taipei

Medical professionals head to Taipei

A team of nine medical professionals have been selected to attend the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei.

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National Sporting Organisations partners with Universities

National Sporting Organisations partners with Universities

Swimming Australia recently announced it is partnering with Australian universities to help bolster their high performance program after the Australian Sport Commission announced their funding allocations for Olympic sports until the end of the financial year.

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Australian sailors win world championships

Australian sailors win world championships

At the end of five long days of sailing, Australia has won both the Open and Women’s categories at the 2016 International University Sports Federation (FISU) World University Sailing Championship.

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Aussie gold at World University Waterski Championships

Aussie gold at World University Waterski Championships

The Australian Team of Joshua Briant, Patrick Crisp, Harrison Harber, Sarah Lochner, Trent Nelson-Cranfield and Jessica Schmidt have returned from a very successful 2016 World University Waterski Championships in Akita Japan.

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Uniroos bring home rowing medals

Uniroos bring home rowing medals

Three Australian Uniroo rowers will be bringing home some extra luggage from their recent trip to the World University Rowing Championship in Poznan, Poland.

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Student-athletes perform in Rio

Student-athletes perform in Rio

There were 71 Australian medallists who returned home victorious from Rio yesterday. Australia won eight gold medal events, with a total of 82 medals awarded to Australia (including multiple medals to the same athletes).

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Australian Uniroos Rugby 7s crowned world champions

Australian Uniroos Rugby 7s crowned world champions

Australian Rugby 7s captain Conor Mitchell was immensely proud after his last-gasp score ensured Australia won their first World University Championship title as they edged Great Britain 24-20 in a thrilling final in Swansea.

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Australia welcomes home new WUC Cycling Champion

Australia welcomes home new WUC Cycling Champion

Australia has welcomed home its newest world cycling champion as the World University Cycling Championship concludes in the Phillipines.

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Uniroos in record Universiade medal haul in Gwangju

Uniroos in record Universiade medal haul in Gwangju

A record 19 medals, with four golds, including a thrilling dead-heat for the defending champion Justin James in the 200m individual medley, has completed a successful Summer Universiade for the Australian Uniroos in Gwangju, Korea.

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