Winning Students off to Taipei as swimmers selected for World University Games1 June 2017
Following impressive performances at this year’s British Championships at Ponds Forge, five Winning Students swimming scholars have been selected for the World University Games, in Chinese Taipei 19 – 30 August.
The team is led by University of Glasgow Olympian, Camilla Hattersley, and Commonwealth Games medallist, Cameron Brodie, from the University of Stirling.
Having competed at last year’s Olympics in Rio, Hattersley took home two golds at BUCS Nationals in February and a bronze in the 800m at the British Championships while Brodie, who is studying Sports Management at the University of Stirling, brings a wealth of experience having won a silver medal at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014 and a recent surge in form saw him place second at this year’s British Championships in Sheffield.
Joining Hattersley and Brodie on the flight to Taipei will be Lucy Hope and Kathryn Greenslade from the University of Edinburgh. Both athletes will travel to Taipei with a lot of confidence having both medalled at the British Championships, Hope winning bronze in the 50m freestyle and backstroke disciplines, and Greenslade taking silver in the 200m freestyle and gold in the Target Tokyo 100m backstroke final.
The final Winning Students representative is Robert Gordon University law and management student Kirsty Simpson who is a recent BUCS and Scottish champion across 50m and 100m backstroke events.
Winning Students swimmers selected for World University Games, Chinese Taipei, 19 – 30 August
Cameron Brodie - University of Stirling
Kathryn Greenslade - University of Edinburgh
Camilla Hattersley - University of Glasgow
Lucy Hope - University of Edinburgh
Kirsty Simpson - Robert Gordon University
Athletes were selected in alignment with British Swimming’s World Class Swimming programme strategy, which aims to expose young athletes to high level international competitions on their journey towards Tokyo 2020 Olympic selection.
To be eligible, athletes must also be studying towards a degree or diploma at a university or similar institute – or have finished study in the year preceding the Games.
For more information visit bucs.org.uk/taipei