Summer Universiade (Kazan, Russia)

Madison Wilson Madison Wilson won gold at Summer Universiade (Kazan, Russia)

Amanda Holt Amanda Holt competing in the Women's Trap event at Summer Universiade 2013(Kazan, Russia)

Congratulations to ACU student athletes who were selected to represent Australia in Kazan, Russia. The Universiade is a breeding ground for Olympic competitors with athletes from more than 170 countries competing against each other in 27 sports. This year produced great results for our athletes with Madison Wilson winning the first gold medal to be won at Universiade by an ACU student.

The ACU student athletes who participated were:

Madison Wilson won gold in the women’s 200m backstroke and bronze in both the women’s 100m and 50m backstroke. Madison is studying a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) at the Brisbane Campus. She is currently working towards her goal of competing at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014.

Bachelor of Nursing student Amanda Holt, who is studying at Ballarat, finished fifth at the Universiade 2007 (Thailand) and came 18th in the women’s trap finals at this year’s event.

Keiran Qaium, who is currently studying a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the North Sydney campus, qualified for the men’s butterfly semi-finals.

ACU’s Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students, Learning & Teaching) funded these students for competition and training through the developing Health, Sport and Wellbeing unit.