Three Flinders University athletes have been selected for the World University Games, competing in running and shooting competitions over 3 to 14 July 2019 in Naples, Italy.
Jack Rossiter and Emma Adams comprise two of the five-person Australian shooting team, giving Flinders fantastic representation in the event.
Mr Rossiter represented the University last year at the World University Championships for shooting, so has high hopes with the additional experience under his belt. As a former Olympian (2016), he knows what it takes to compete on the world stage.
Fellow student and shooting team-mate Ms Adams also knows about the big events, having competed for Australia at both the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Riley Cocks rounds out the Flinders contingent, who will head out to his second World University Games. Previously finishing in 8th place in the Men’s 10,000m running event, his sights are set on a higher place this year and he will also compete in the Half Marathon at the 2019 games.
Mr Cocks has recorded solid form recently, completing his debut Half Marathon in Gifu with a time of 1:04:09, which awarded him a 19th placement in the Japanese event.
Ms Adams is studying a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, Mr Rossiter a Bachelor of Business in Marketing and Mr Cocks a Bachelor of Health Sciences.
Flinders University Sport & Fitness provide financial support to all three students, together with allied health and specialist coaching to scholarship holder Riley Cocks to help him successfully combine sport and education.
As an EAFU (Elite Athlete Friendly University), Flinders provides support to these athletes so they can continue participating in their sports at an elite level while completing their studies.