Australia at the Summer Universiade

Australia first competed at a Summer Universiade in Tokyo, Japan in 1967 and has been involved in every event since with the exception of 1975 in Rome, Italy. During that time Australian student-athletes have amassed a total of 167 medals, achieving Australia's highest ever medal tally position of 10th in Kazan, Russia in 2013.


The table below highlights the medal tallies and flagbearers for each Summer Universiade that Australia has been involved in. A complete list of Australian medal winners at the Summer Universiade is available here

Archived 2017 Taipei UniRoos News

UniRoos arrive in athletes' village

Water Polo captain Pascalle Casey to lead Uniroos in Taipei

19-strong swim team ready to suit up at World University Games in Taipei

Taipei via London for athletics headline acts

Day 2 - Gymnasts and swimmers progress to finals in Taipei

Day 3 - Diving duo spin to Uniroos first medal

Sian Whittaker storms home to take first gold for Australia

Day 4 - Pickett 6th in pool whilst Whittaker hunts for more medals

Teenage taekwondo fighter knocks off world No. 10 to win bronze

Double gold for Sian Whittaker in Taipei

Solid outing for gymnasts as athletics kicks off on Day 5

Taryn spins to discus bronze

Day 6 - Fourth place for platform pair while badminton team score best ever result

Emerging Boomers slam dunk performance over Russia

Kyle conquers decathlon to take gold

Uniroos bounce USA to move to basketball semi

Day 7 - Pickett picks up 50m breaststroke final spot

Emerging Opals off to gold medal game

Pickett joins Whittaker on swim podium on final night in pool

Day 8 - Heptathlete Burnett in the box seat

Experienced hands guiding Emerging Opals into final

Alysha Burnett takes home silver to join classmate Cranston’s gold

Day 9 - Burnett, basketball and badminton

Emerging Opals shine to take Uni Games Gold


Day 10 - Mitrevski jumps to fourth


Medals and memories for the Uniroos in Taipei


2015 Gwangju UniRoos News


A record 19 medals, with four gold – including a thrilling dead-heat for the defending champion Justin James (Australian National University) in the men’s 200m individual medley – has completed a successful Summer Universiade for the Australian Uniroos in Gwangju, Korea. Read more here