UQ athletes achieve success at World Uni Games

Wednesday 30 August 2017
Three University of Queensland students have recorded top five placings at the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei, Taiwan.
  • UQ’s Daniel Mowen hands off the baton in the Men’s 4x400m Relay (Credit: Australian Uniroos)
    UQ’s Daniel Mowen hands off the baton in the Men’s 4x400m Relay (Credit: Australian Uniroos)

Held biennially, the Universiade – known as World University Games – was attended by more than 7500 university students from 141 nations.

Eleven UQ student-athletes represented Australia’s Uniroos in athletics, gymnastics, judo, swimming, and table tennis.

UQ Athletics Club member Daniel Mowen recorded UQ’s best result, finishing fourth in the Men’s 4x400m Relay.

UQ Sports Achievement Scholarship recipient Michael Mercieca – competing in his third World University Games – placed fifth in the Men’s Horizontal Bar.

Fellow scholarship holder Gemma Cooney finished fourth in the Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay.

The Bachelor of Arts student competed in eight events in total, placing in the top ten in five.

2017 Summer Universiade Results:

Michael Mercieca (Artistic Gymnastics)

  • Men’s Horizontal Bar – 5th
  • Men’s Team Event – 11th

Daniel Mowen (Athletics)

  • Men’s 4x400m Relay – 4th

William White (Athletics)

  • Men’s Javelin – 7th

Liam O’Brien (Athletics)

  • Men’s Javelin – 11th

Liam Adcock (Athletics)

  • Men’s Long Jump – 11th

Jessica Pickles (Athletics)

  • Women’s 20km Walk – Disqualified

Simon Greig (Athletics)

  • Men’s 4x100m Relay – 12th

Ellen Wright (Judo)

  • Women’s -57 kilogram – lost to Oana Nicolaescu 10-0 (Repêchage 16)

Gemma Cooney (Swimming)

  • Women’s 50m Freestyle – 17th
  • 100m Freestyle – 10th
  • 200m Freestyle – 13th
  • 50m Butterfly – 23rd
  • 100m Butterfly – 10th
  • 4x100m Freestyle Relay – 9th
  • 4x200m Freestyle Relay – 7th
  • 4x100m Medley Relay – 4th

Will Stockwell (Swimming)

  • Men’s 50m Freestyle – 19th
  • 100m Freestyle – 18th
  • 4x100m Freestyle Relay – 15th
  • 4x100m Medley Relay – 10th

Jake Duffy (Table Tennis)

  • Men's Singles – 33rd
  • Men’s Doubles – 33rd
  • Men’s Team Event – 17th

Media: Jamie Mitchell, UQ Sport, JamieM@uqsport.com.au0423 785 752.

Jamie Mitchell

Jamie is UQ Sport's PR and Comms Specialist. He's a sportaholic with an unhealthy amount of jerseys in his wardrobe. You'll find Jamie playing social sport most afternoons, or gritting his teeth in the gym trying to lift weights.