At the last edition in Gwangju, South Korea, the Uniroos won a record-breaking 19 medals that included four gold, three silver and twelve bronze medals.
Trap shooter and 2013 World University Games champion Catherine Skinner led the Uniroos into the opening ceremony two years ago and then went on to win two bronze, first in the individual trap event where she came close to defending her title, and then as the leader of the women’s team. In 2016, Skinner won Olympic gold in Rio in the women’s trap.
In Gwangju, race walker Dane Bird-Smith battled through rainy conditions to win gold in the 20km event before winning a bronze medal at his maiden Olympic Games in Rio.
Elsewhere in Rio, 2015 Uniroo Anabelle Smith competed alongside student-athlete Maddison Keeney in synchronised diving and took home a bronze medal.