UKZN ATHLETES AT INTERNATIONAL GAMES IN RUSSIA

UKZN ATHLETES AT INTERNATIONAL GAMES IN RUSSIA

Five UKZN hockey players and a judoist were members of the University Sports South Africa team at the Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia.

More than 13 500 athletes and members of delegations from 170 countries as well as about 1 500 media representatives were in Kazan from 6 to 17 July.

The Universiade, rated as second to the Olympic Games in terms of stature, is an international sporting event which is staged every two years in a different city. It consists of 10 compulsory sports with 13 compulsory disciplines and up to three optional sports chosen by the host country.

A record 10 622 participants took part in the event in Shenzhen, China, in 2011, while 174 countries participated at Daegu, Korea, in 2003.

Embracing the motto of Excellence in Mind and Body, the Summer Universiade incorporates educational and cultural aspects into 12 days of sports competitions, allowing university student-athletes from all over the world to celebrate with the host city in a true spirit of friendship and sportsmanship.


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