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World University Champion leads student-athletes into Commonwealth Games

Australia’s latest World University Champion, shooter Sergei Evglevski, will lead a host of elite student-athletes into the Commonwealth Games when they commence on 4 April.

The 20 year old shot an impressive score of 292 in the rapid fire pistol event at the recent World University Shooting Championships in Malaysia to take out the gold medal and boost his confidence leading into the Commonwealth Games.

“Coming into Malaysia I was confident I was going to do my best but I never thought I could shoot a score so high and manage to win the final."

"With the process of how I shot in my mind I’ve become more confident for the Commonwealth Games,” said Sergei.

Studying a Bachelor of Business, the Victoria University student has no doubts being a student-athlete has helped him prepare for his time in the spotlight.

“Being a student-athlete has given me skills like organisation and discipline within my shooting that has made me become a better athlete.”

Joining Sergei will be fellow UniRoo and Olympic gold medallists shooter Catherine Skinner (RMIT University alumna), walker Dane Bird-Smith (The University of Queensland), and swimmer Cate Campbell (Queensland University of Technology), along with more than 200 student-athletes from across the country including a large contingent from Games partner Griffith University.

“Griffith University are extremely proud of all our athletes who have been selected to compete in the 2018 Commonwealth Games and look forward to cheering them on in our home Games,” said Naomi McCarthy, Manager, Griffith Sports College.

“We're really happy to see our elite athlete numbers grow even more from the large representation Griffith had at both the Rio Olympics and Glasgow Commonwealth Games.”

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