University Games – the milestones continue

The 29th Universiade

 

Host City: Taipei City
Organizer: 2017 Taipei Summer Universiade Organising Committee
Events: The 2017 Taipei Summer Universiade includes the following 14 compulsory sports(athletics, basketball, fencing, football, gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, judo, aquatics(swimming, open water), water polo, diving, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, and taekwondo) and 7 optional sports(archery, badminton, baseball, golf, roller sports, weightlifting and wushu) chosen by the host city.

Growth of Wushu

On October 17, 2014, FISU Executive Committee approved roller sports and wushu to be officially included as optional sports in the 2017 Universiade.

Along with archery, badminton and baseball, a total of seven optional sports will be played at the Games

WushuOntario Representation

Philip Wong
School: Queen’s University
Program: Commerce
Year: 4
Sport: Taolu, Wushu
Event: Combined Nanquan & Nangun
Years of Training: 7 years
Achievements:
– Gold Medalist and All-Round Men’s Champion at the 2017 Canadian National Wushu Championships
– Bronze Medalist at the 2015 World Wushu Championships held at Jakarta, Indonesia
– Gold Medalist at the 2014 Hong Kong Wushu International Championships
– Gold Medalist at the 2012 Pan Am Wushu Games held at Monterrey, Mexico

Jordan Branker
University: University of Ottawa
Program: Sociology
Year: 4
Sport: Sanda, Wushu
Years of Training: 2
Achievements: 2nd at 2017 National Sanda Championship

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