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Bond scoops the medal pool at Uni Games

Bond continued to scoop the medal pool at the Australian University Games (AUG) today with Mel Schlanger repeating her Olympic Gold medal winning style, taking out Gold in both the women’s 50 metre freestyle and 50 metre butterfly events. 

Our women’s 4 x 100 metre freestyle team also proved unbeatable, scoring Bond’s fifth Gold medal for the Games so far.

Amy Levings, who yesterday scored two gold medals (200 metre freestyle and 100 metre butterfly) and set a new AUG record, put in yet another brilliant performance in the pool today taking home Bronze in the 400 metre freestyle event.

Way to Go Bondies!!

185 Bondies will take part in this year’s Australian University Games which are being held on the Gold Coast, with some events right here at Bond University, from 29 September to 4 October.

The Bond athletes will be competing in 24 different events including athletics, basketball, volleyball and beach volleyball, cycling, futsal, golf, hockey, lawn bowls, netball, rugby 7s, squash, swimming, T20 cricket, taekwondo, touch football, tenpin bowling and water polo!

Bond is proud to have been selected as one of 39 host venues throughout the region, with our world-class sporting facilities being used for the volleyball, beach volleyball and water polo events.

Bond’s Sport and Recreation Manager, Jackie Heffernan said the chance of Bond breaking some records this year was pretty strong, given nine athletes from the Bond Elite Sports Program (BESP) will be participating.

“In fact two of our women’s relay swim team -Mel Schlanger and Jade Neilson -  are Olympic medallists, so you can expect to see some impressive times, and potentially record results, taking place next week,” Ms Heffernan said.

The BESP contingent includes Tom Hill (cycling and swimming), Caitlin Murdock (athletics and netball),
Moritz Auf Def Heide (athletics), Sophie Walker (athletics), Jade Neilson (swimming and water polo), Amy Levings (swimming), Nikki Felizatto (Futsal), Mel Schlanger (swimming) and John Blackburn (basketball).

“Over 8,500 athletes from 41 universities nationwide are expected to participate in this year’s games and with one of our strongest teams ever, it’s an event not to be missed,” she said.

“I encourage all our students and staff to join the crowds of supporters we’re expecting here on campus - at the volleyball courts and swimming pool - as well as wherever else they are competing.”

“Aside from the boost this will give our competitors, the Australian University Games is a fantastic event for spectators, offering the chance to see world-class athletes competing in a wide range of sports, right here on our home turf.”

The full schedule of events happening here at Bond can be found here: 

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