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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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Olympian Shkara leads Australian Taekwondo team in Taipei

Olympian Shkara leads Australian Taekwondo team in Taipei

An Olympian 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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