Two Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) students from the University of Canterbury will be representing New Zealand at the World University Games to be held 3-14 July in Naples, Italy.
Max Attwell and Anna Percy will be competing in Athletics. Max is formerly from Wanganui Collegiate School and Anna is a former student from Christchurch’s St Margaret’s College.
The World University Games, or Summer Universiade, is a major international sporting event for student athletes from around the world. It is held every two years and this year more than 9,000 competitors from over 128 countries will take part in Naples for the 30th biennial event. It is second only to the Olympic games in participant numbers and countries in attendance and forms an important pathway for many Commonwealth and Olympic sports, especially athletics.
I’m really excited for the opportunity to represent my university and my country over in Italy. I’ve been aiming for this competition for a very long time and can’t wait to prove what I’m capable of. – Max Attwell
There’s no higher honour than wearing the fern on the world stage, so I’m super excited to get out there and hopefully do the university and New Zealand proud! – Anna Percy