Winning Students go global at World Uni Games1 September 2017
Ten Winning Students athletes were competing on a global stage this past fortnight as they took on some of the world’s best student athletes at the World University Summer Games in Chinese Taipei.
Hope Greenwood (University of Edinburgh), reached the last 16 of the women’s archery event amongst a world class field which saw a world record being broken.
In athletics, Edinburgh College graduate, Allan Smith, finished in an agonising fourth place after topping his group in qualifying.
The GB women’s football team, including scholar Kirsty Howat (University of Edinburgh) finished ninth after losing to eventual semi-finalists, South Africa and Russia, in the group stages before defeating Argentina, Colombia and Ireland in the classification rounds.
After ranking second in the second round of the golf, Chloe Goadby (University of Stirling) went on to finish 11th overall in the women’s singles although had moved into the top-five during her final round before it was unfortunately abandoned due to the weather. Goadby’s Stirling teammate, Gemma Batty, was also part of the women’s team that finished in 10th place.
There were mixed results for the Winning Students swimmers with a number of semi-final and final appearances. Lucy Hope and Kathryn Greenslade (both University of Edinburgh) finished fourth as part of the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle and also claimed another fourth place in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay alongside Camilla Hattersley (University of Glasgow) who also finished fifth in the 800m individual event. Meanwhile, Kirsty Simpson (Robert Gordon University) finished sixth in her 50m backstroke heat and Cameron Brodie (University of Stirling), who finished in the top 20 of the men’s 200m butterfly, had the honour of leading Team GB out at the opening ceremony as flag-bearer.