Monash athletes will represent Australia at the World University Games starting
in Daegu, South Korea, tomorrow.
Farewell and good luck: Some of the Monash athletes
heading for the World University games in South Korea get a send off from
vice-chancellor Professor Peter Darvall (centre). From bottom left, Patrick
Murphy (swimming), Andrew Dyson (swimming), Kenneth Cheong (taekwondo), Vince
Raleigh (swimming coach) and Brenton Rickard (swimming).
is the biggest Monash contingent ever to go to the event, which is second in
scale only to the Olympics.
strong medal contender is swimmer Brenton Rickard, who broke the national record
for the 100-metres breaststroke at the world championships in Barcelona last
month. He broke the national 50-metres breaststroke record at the same event.
members of the Monash group are Olympic volleyballer Louise Bawden, national
pole vault champion Rosanna Ditton and Commonwealth Games 100-metre hurdler
the Monash line up are former national champion Kenneth Cheong and Louie
Trajkoski (taekwondo), John Thompson (waterpolo), Anthony Wardrop (volleyball),
Patrick Murphy and Andrew Dyson (swimming) and Vince Raleigh, who will coach the
16 Monash teams have qualified for the Australian University Games in Newcastle,
which start on 28 September.
of the teams won either silver or bronze medals at the Southern University Games
in July, where Monash finished in second place overall.