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Silver Medal Success

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News created: 02 Sep 2011

Macquarie University student sailor and Sport Scholar, James Burman, won a silver medal in the team Laser Radial event at the World University Games - 26th Summer Universiade in Shenzhen, China.

James Burman Silver Medal WinnerJames, who is in his 4th year studying a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), won the silver medal along with teammates Tristan Brown (Curtin University) and Alexandra South (University of Sydney), racing against an American team.  The medal brings Australia's total to 12.

More than 8,800 athletes and officials from all over the world attended the competition. After the Olympic Games, the World University Games is the biggest multisport competition in the world with athletes competing in 14 sports.

Other Macquarie University Sport Scholars who competed at this year's University Games were:

  • Patrick Fakiye - Athletics - Men's 100m. Patrick finished 3rd in the first round, heat one, thereby qualifying for the 2nd round where he finished 7th
  • John Hahn and Martin Tyler - Men's Water Polo. Australia lost to Russia 5-8 and defeated Brazil 11-6 and therefore missed a spot in the top 8
  • Sisi Zhang - Table Tennis. Notching up 2 wins and one 1, Sisi finished second and was therefore eliminated. She also competed in the Women's Doubles where she and her partner were eliminated by Spain.
  • Cheryl Chan - Fencing in the Women's Sabre category. Cheryl was eliminated in the pool round and finished 46th
  • Nicole Fagan competed in the 20km Walk finishing 14th
  • James Burman also competed in another sailing event - Individual Sabre Racing. His final ranking was 19th after 10 races.

Congratulations to all the Macquarie University Sport Scholar's who competed this year.


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