5 LASU Student Athletes Qualify For FISU World University Games, To Represent Nigeria In China

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Five student athletes of Lagos State University (LASU), have qualified to represent Nigeria at the Federation Internationale Du Sport Universitaire (FISU) World University Games in China in July, 2023.

The qualifying games were held between Monday 8th and Sunday, 14th May, 2023, at the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Edo State, where the athletes from the institution competed alongside other athletes from different Nigerian Universities.

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The trial was to select athletes for the games that will hold in the Asian country.

The LASU lads did not only qualify for the forthcoming World University Games, they won some medals for their efforts in the sports they featured.

The five China bound high flying athletes are Aminat Oluwafunke Ilori, Badminton(Female); Simeon Abiodun Akinsola, Badminton (male);  Oluwasegun Obasanjo Idowu, Badminton (male), Oluwatosin Ihaza, Judo/male(81kg) and Mujeeb Adewuyi – Athletic 110 metres Hurdles(men).

The five athletes from LASU will be part of the Nigerian contingent to the FISU World University Games.

The Director, Sports and Recreation, LASU, Dr. Segun Olawunmi led the team to the qualifiers at UNIBEN, supported by the Deputy Director, Mr. Owoyemi Idowu and other technical officials.

The 32nd FISU University Games were originally billed for Yekaterinburg, Russia in 2021.

The organisers, FISU withdrew the hosting right and gave it to the City of Chengdu, China, due to the Russia invasion of Ukraine.

The Games will now hold from July 28th – 8th August in Chengdu, China.

Recall that Team LASU took part in the Africa University Games, held at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya in 2022 and excelled, winning Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.

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