Massey University students head to World University Games next month

Sixteen Massey University students will be among the 59-strong New Zealand contingent that heads to the World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan on August 19.

Massey University students will compete in eight sports, with New Zealand athletes competing in 12 sports in total at the games.

The University is strongly represented in swimming, with five of the 10-member New Zealand team studying at the University: Carina Doyle, Corneille Coetzee George Schroder, Jacob Garrod and Julian Weir.

Massey University students Ema Carevic and Paige Walls are part of the women’s water polo team. It is the first-time New Zealand will have team representation in the women's water polo.

Other Massey University students competing at the games:

  • Elizabeth Randle, archery
  • Aaron Booth, athletics
  • Ben Langton-Burnell, athletics
  • Hamish Kerr, athletics
  • Nick Southgate, athletics
  • Stephanie Wyllie, fencing
  • Luke Dobney, gymnastics
  • Lotte Kaars, speed skating
  • Matthew Alexander, tennis

The World University Games is a major international sporting event that is held every two years for student athletes from around the world. This year more than 11,000 athletes from more than 170 countries will be competing in the 29th biennial event.

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