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Medals for TU Delft students at World University Games

Nine Delft students participated in the World University Games in Chengdu, China, in early August. This resulted in no less than six medals for rowers.

The Golden men's eight with Sander Hazelaar (4th from left) and Vosse Meijssen (2nd from right). (Photo: Rob Cuppen)

Formerly known as Universiade, the World University Games (WUG) are a two-year highlight of international student sports. Many athletes celebrated their first successes at the WUG and then advanced to European and world championships. So writes Rob Cuppen, head of the Dutch delegation, in the participants’ booklet. This year’s World University Games took place between July 28 and Aug. 8, 2023 in Chengdu, central China.

Delft students participated in rowing and fencing.

The men’s eight won gold with Sander Hazelaar and Vosse Meijssen (both members of DSR Proteus-Eretes) on board. The women’s eight won silver thanks in part to Maartje Damen (Laga), Annelouk van Mierlo and Marije IJpma (both Proteus). The women’s foursome won bronze. Also rowing in it was Annelouk van Mierlo (Proteus).

Other Delft rowers just missed out on medals. They were Niels van Vliet and Jurgen van der Hoorn (both members of DSRV Laga) and Lisa Keurentjes (Proteus).

The only other sport in which a Delft student participated was fencing: first-year clinical technology student Koen Walet.

The silver women’s eight with Maartje Damen (above right), Annelouk van Mierlo (above 2nd from left) and Marije IJpma (below right). (Photo: Rob Cuppen)

Science editor Jos Wassink

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