FISU, athletes heap praise on Universiade host city

The China Post
Date: August 30, 2017
By: The China Post

Taipei concluded the 2017 Summer Universiade in style Wednesday evening, with a

Supplied by the Taipei Universiade Organizing Committee

riveting closing ceremony capping 13 days of competition. During a press conference earlier in the day, International University Sports Federation (FISU) President Oleg Matytsin praised the city for putting on a highly successful event, saying that the hosts had provided athletes with particularly great competition venues. He went on to thank Taipei on behalf of all participating athletes for a wonderful experience.

Joining Matytsin at a press conference, FISU Secretary General and CEO Eric Saintrond, Taipei Universiade organizing committee chief exec Su Li-chung, German javelin athlete Andreas Hofmann and host city weightlifter Kuo Hsing-chun all agreed that the Universiade had been a tremendous success.

Universiade competition officially ended Wednesday with the conclusion of the men’s water polo final. Host team Chinese Taipei ranked third overall on the final medal tally, bagging 90 medals comprising 26 golds, 34 silvers and 30 bronzes. The top winner at the event was Japan, which took home 101 medals, including 37 golds, followed by South Korea, which earned 82 medals, with 30 golds. The third-place finish is Chinese Taipei’s best Universiade result ever.    [FULL  STORY]

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