Students and staff proudly representing Bath and their countries at 2019 World University Games in Napoli

04 July 2019

Two University of Bath students and two members of staff are representing their countries at the 2019 World University Games, which are now under way in Napoli, Italy.

Athlete Jenny Nesbitt, a Trendell Sporting Scholar who studies Sport & Social Sciences, has been selected to compete for Great Britain in the 10,000m at a second successive Games.

Swimmer and Sport & Exercise Science student Filippos Iakovidis, coached by Mark Skimming, will represent his native Cyprus in the pool. Click here to read more about their selections.

Barry Scollo, Director of Tennis at Team Bath, has once again been named as Team Leader for the Great Britain tennis squad. “I feel so proud to be leading this year’s team out to Italy,” he said. “This is the first time the Games have been held in Europe for a number of years and the team have a very unique opportunity to compete at a tennis tournament unlike any other they would have previously – at the biggest international multi-sport event outside the Olympics.”

Katy Williams, a Team Bath physiotherapist, is part of the medical team supporting the BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] squad in Napoli. It is her second experience of the World University Games, having worked with the GB women’s football team that won gold in Kazan, Russia in 2013.

The World University Games are the second-biggest international multi-sport event after the Olympic Games, with 5,971 athletes from 112 countries competing in 222 events across 18 sports in Napoli.

Competition schedule

  • Thursday 4 July – 100m backstroke heats and semi-finals (Filippos Iakovidis).
  • Saturday 6 July – 50m backstroke heats and semi-finals (Filippos Iakovidis).
  • Monday 8 July – 10,000m final (Jenny Nesbitt).
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