With a year to go until the Olympics, Middlesex students are showing they have the potential to represent Great Britain in London 2012.
Six Middlesex students, including fencer Jamie Davis, have been picked to represent Team GB in the World University Games in Shenzhen, China later this month - the highest haul of Middlesex students ever to compete in the Games.
Meanwhile, three of those students are competing in the athletics events – the most from any UK university.
Each student was awarded a sports scholarships from Middlesex.
“It’s reflective of the significant investment we have made into sports scholarships,” said Mel Parker, Head of Sport & Recreation at Middlesex.
“Many of the athletes who come to Middlesex have continued to do well in their sport and been able to continue with their studies because we provide a flexible approach to study to fit in with training and competition schedules.”
“We also provide specialist support such as strength and conditioning and psychological support, which has really helped some of our athletes,” he added.
Parker is optimistic that some of the Middlesex students could compete in London 2012:
“There is a realistic chance, that of the recent scholarship award winners, we could have several athletes competing in the 2012 games.”
The six students competing at the Games are:
James Davis - Fencing
Theo Spalding Mackintosh - Judo
Lutalo Massop Mohammad - Taekwondo
Gianni Frankis - Athletics
Ashleigh Nelson - Athletics
Luke Lennon-Ford - Athletics