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2016 World University Games—
Poznan Poland

The athletes hailed from 27 nations across six continents making it a truly global event with 14 boat classes being contested. As host nation, Poland fielded the largest team with 41 athletes, while the Netherlands and Great Britain were not far behind with squads of 34 and 31 athletes respectively. Poland’s team took medals in eight of the boat classes including one gold. But it was Germany that had the shine, winning four gold medals.

Australia’s Amy James took gold in the lightweight women’s single, maintaining her position to the line against a powerful attack by Anja Manoutschehri of Austria, who couldn’t break James’ lead after moving from fourth into second in the last 1000m of the race. Patricia Mara of Canada finished with bronze as Italy’s Federica Pala faded.

The Czech duo of Jakub Podrazil and Kukas Helesic were dominant in the men’s pair, finishing almost 2.5 seconds ahead of Narey McCaffrey and Louis van Velthooven of New Zealand and 4.16 seconds ahead of Australia’s Angus Moore and Nathan Bowden.

Australian Team

Men's Double Scull- Fourth

Max McQueeney (TAS)
William Mure (TAS)

Men's Pair - Bronze

Angus Moore (NSW)
Nathan Bowden (NSW)

Men's Lightweight Scull - Seventh

Hamish Parry (QLD)

Women's Scull - Ninth

Maddie Coonan (QLD)

Women's Lightweight Scull - Gold

Amy James (QLD)

Women's Lightweight Double Scull - Fifth

Annabel Gibson (SA)
Sophie Jerapetritis (NSW)

Coach and Manager: Alex Field (QLD)


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