Athlete Jenny Nesbitt and swimmer Filippos Iakovidis selected for 2019 World University Games in Naples

25 May 2019

University of Bath students Jenny Nesbitt and Filippos Iakovidis have been selected to represent their countries in athletics and swimming respectively at the 2019 World University Games in Naples, Italy.

It will be a second WUGS experience for Sport & Social Science student Nesbitt, who is supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, and she will once again compete in the 10,000m having placed a fine fifth in Taipei two years ago.

Nesbitt has subsequently represented Great Britain internationally in both track and cross-country competition, as well Wales at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Team Bath Dual Career athlete Iakovidis, who studies Sport & Exercise Science, has been named in the Cyprus squad for this summer’s Games, which take place from July 3-14.

The backstroke specialist, who is part of Mark Skimming’s student swimming squad at the University, has previously represented his country at the FINA World Short-Course Swimming Championships, European Championships and the Games of the Small States of Europe.

The World University Games, staged every two years, is the second largest multi-sport event in the world after the Olympics with more 10,000 participants from 150-plus countries.

Applications are now being taken for 2019-20 Team Bath Scholarships and the Dual Career programme from current and existing students. Click here for more information.

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