World University Games

Over the weekend at the World University Games:


  • Chris Bryan (UL) finished 11th in the 10km Open Water swim in a time of 1:57.41
  • Kevin Batt was placed 9th in the 5000m Final, coming home in a time of 14:28.74
  • Adam McMullan (UU) qualified for the Long Jump final where he finished 10th with a leap of 7.61m
  • In golf the Men’s and Women’s teams were placed 8th and tied 11th respectively
  • Stuart Grehan (MU) and Jessica Ross (QUB), placed 18th and 25th, were the leading Irish male and female golf students; Alex Gleeson (UCD) and Sean Flanagan (MU) were tied 27th with Sarah Helly (Marshall) and Sinéad Sexton (MU) placed 28th and 32nd respectively
  • After equalising in the 90th minute the Men’s Football team beat France on penalties in the 5th – 8th playoff game on Saturday; then earlier today the lads went on to beat South Africa 3-1 to claim a 5th place finish for the second successive WUGs
  • Similarly after coming from 2 goals down and equalise in the 93rd minute the Women’s Football team beat South Africa on penalties to win the 13th – 14th playoff game