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World University Games

Taipei 2017 World University Games logoThere will once again be plenty of University of Bath interest when the 2017 World University Games will take place in Taipei from August 19-30.

Six athletes with links to the University and two coaches will be part of the British team for the second-largest multi-sport competition in the world after the Olympic Games.

The World University Games, staged every two years, comprises the best graduate or undergraduate athletes between 17 and 28 years old who represent their country on the international stage.

Selected athletes

Athletics

Jenny Nesbitt (10,000m) – studies Sport & Social Sciences, supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship.

Jacob Paul (400m hurdles) – Sport & Social Sciences graduate, was supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship.

Read more about their selections here.

Swimming

Anna Hopkin – studies Sport & Exercise Science, won 50m freestyle gold at the 2017 British Swimming Championships.

Jay LelliottSport Performance graduate, supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship and a MJ Church ambassador, won 400m freestyle gold and 800m freestyle silver at 2015 World University Games.

Read more about their selections here.

Tennis

Emma Hurst – studies Sport & Exercise Science, supported by a Trendell Sport Scholarship.

Luke Johnson – Team Bath MCTA player who moved his training base to the University of Bath after graduating from Clemson University in the United States.

Read more about their selections here.

Coaches

Barry Scollo – Director of Tennis

Mark Skimming – Head of Swimming

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