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Curtin students win gold at World University Games

Media release

Two Curtin University of Technology students won gold medals at the recent World Universiade Summer Games (WUSG) in Belgrade.

Mechanical engineering student Aaron Younger and commerce student Joel Swift were members of the successful water polo team.

“It was an amazing feeling, it was the largest scale tournament I have ever won and it feels fantastic,” said Aaron, of Palmyra.

“Curtin has been very supportive of my hectic sporting schedule and I also received $2500 from the University which helped with my travel expenses.”

Aaron has been playing water polo for seven years and will participate in the junior world championships in Croatia.

A total of 142 countries and 7,320 athletes competed in this year’s Universiade.

Australia won five gold medals, two silver and one bronze at the event which is the best ever result for Australia at the Universiade games.

Contacts: Monique Billstein; Public Relations; Curtin; 08 9266 3353; 0401 103 018; M.Billstein@curtin.edu.au