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The World University Games
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2015, 08:09:32 AM »
July 3-14th, 2015 – Gwangju City, South Korea
 Official Gwangju Website: CLICK HERE

INTRODUCTION

The World University Games is the American term for “Universiade,” an international multi-sport event organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The Universiade is an international sporting and cultural festival, staged every two years in a different city around the world, representing both winter and summer competitions. It is second only in importance to the Olympic Games.

THE USA TEAM

The 2015 Summer Games in Gwangju City, Korea will have U.S. representation in up to 21 sports by 550 people which will be, by far, the largest American team in the history of U.S. participation in the Games.  By contrast, the 2013 American team had 400 athletes and staff in Kazan, Russia. The following 21 sports competitions are open for U.S. representation in Korea:

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AMERICAN SUCCESS AT THE WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES:

The U.S.A. won a total of 40 medals at the 2013 Kazan Summer Games,finishing 6th in the world. Many now-famous athletes have represented the U.S.A. in previous WUG competitions prior to gaining stardom in the Olympics and professional sports.  These include such elite athletes as Michael Johnson (Track), Charles Barkley and Larry Bird (Men’s Basketball), Matt Biondi and Michael Phelps (Swimming), and Lisa Leslie (Women’s Basketball).  It will be exciting to see who the next future American star will be from this current pool of U.S. athletes.


ABOUT BTI EVENTS (see: www.btievents.net)

BTI Events is the managing partner for the US-IUSF, the American arm of the International University Sports Federation (FISU). A comprehensive athletic event management company, BTI Events facilitates and provides logistical support for all types of athletic teams traveling to domestic and international events, including U.S. athletes competing in the World University Games (beginning 2011) and World University Championships (beginning 2012). Under the direction of the
 US-IUSF, BTI Events will assist U.S. athletes in managing Games and Championships administration, logistics, and information resources.

ABOUT US-IUSF (see: www.usiusf.org)

The United States International University Sports Federation (US-IUSF) is the governing body for the United States and represents all American athletes participating in FISU events.  US-IUSF was granted official recognition by the FISU General Assembly at the 1967 Tokyo World University Games under the original name of the United States Collegiate Sports Council (USCSC).  The USCSC name was changed in 2005 to US-IUSF.  Dr. Gary Cunningham leads US-IUSF membership, and also serves as Chef de Mission for all World University Games competitions.

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WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES
Inderjeet’s golden run continues

Inderjeet Singh has become the first Indian to win a gold medal in athletics at the World University Games. File photo

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Gwangju (Korea), July 8
 Inderjeet Singh won the shot-put event on Wednesday to open India's gold medal account in the World University Games. The Indian men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol team bagged a bronze today to swell India's medal count to four (one gold, one silver, two bronze) on the fifth day of competitions.
 It was not an easy outing for Asian champion Inderjeet as it wasn’t before his final throw, 20.27m, that he clinched the medal. The 27-year-old was at the second spot after the penultimate round, with the best throw of 19.80m. In the last edition of the Games in Russia in 2013, he had won a silver medal.
 The Haryana shot-putter is having a phenomenal 2015, having won five gold medals in all the five international events he has participated so far this year. His golden run began with a throw of 20.41m in the Asian Championships in China, followed by a gold medal each in three legs of the Asian Grand Prix.
 "I would like to thank God, my family and my coach Pritam Singh. I am looking forward to the World Athletics Championship in China next month," said Inderjeet.

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