QUT elite athletes form UniRoos team contesting Summer Universiade

31 July 2019 - 9 July 2049
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The World University Games (Summer Universiade) recently concluded in Napoli, Italy, with 11 QUT students forming part of the 184-strong Uniroos team.

The Uniroos experienced one of their most successful Summer Universiade events to date, achieving 17 medals in total broken up into six gold, five silver and six bronze. 

QUT was represented in 6 out of the 15 sports across the two week competition, which for many was their first international multi-sport competition.

QUT Students representing Australia at this year's event included:

Heath Thorpe - Artistic Gymnastics  
Michael Tone - Artistic Gymnastics 
Madeleine Andersen - Fencing 
Reilly Townsend - Men's Water Polo 
Alexandra Eedle - Rhythmic Gymnastics 
Alannah Mathews - Rhythmic Gymnastics 
Max Carleton - Swimming 
Jared Gilliland - Swimming 
Tamzin Christoffel - Taekwondo 
Chelsea Hobday - Taekwondo 
Jessica Emerson - Women’s Water Polo 

In the pool Max Carleton and the Australian 4x 200 freestyle relay team claimed bronze in their final which kick started the Aussie medal haul.

At the gymnastics event, Alexandra Eadle and Alannah Mathews posted three top 8 performances in the rhythmic gymnastics team events. 

Jessica Emerson took part in the women's water polo team who had a strong start at the event overcoming China and USA rivals to eventually place 5th overall with an 11-10 victory over Japan. 

Artistic Gymnast Heath Thorpe on his first international multi-sport event placed 6th in the vault final and assisted the UniRoos team who placed 8th overall in the all-round team event.

Fellow gymnast and Commonwealth representative Michael Tone placed 6th in the pommel horse final and 13th in the all-round competition. Michael will now turn his attention to preparing for the Tokyo Olympic Games which will be held next year. 

Following the conclusion of the event, QUT Elite Athletes now turn their attendtion to preparation for next year's Summer Universiade event which will be held in Chengdu China.

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