University of Technology Sydney claims the title of Australian University Games Overall Champions

At the end of seven days of intense competition, University of Technology Sydney has emerged victorious, winning the coveted title of the 2017 Australian University Games Overall Champion University on the Gold Coast.

The Australian University Games attracted more than 9,000 student-athletes from 42 tertiary institutions across Australia, competing in 32 sports on Queensland’s iconic Gold Coast.

University of Technology Sydney stole the show, securing eight of the 59 gold medal pennants on offer to be crowned winners, managing to overcome rivals The University of Melbourne and The University of Sydney with seven and six pennants each, respectively.

The John White Spirit of the Games trophy, awarded to the university that displays outstanding sportsmanship, fair play and respect for self and others, was awarded to Macquarie University.

Bond University took home the Doug Ellis Per Capita trophy, recognised as the university that has won the most pennants per student numbers.

Australian University Sport CEO Don Knapp was pleased by the level of sportsmanship and high quality athleticism displayed by the student-athletes.

“A key aim of Australian University Sport is to enable student-athletes to participate in competitive sport at regional, national and international levels through a dual education and sport pathway,” Mr Knapp said.

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