The 2022 UniSport Nationals was a whirlwind of excitement, with over 5000 athletes from Universities across Australia coming together to compete in a jam-packed week, full of epic showdowns in sports ranging from basketball to ultimate frisbee!
Monash is very proud to have brought home a total of 42 medals this year, with athletes from various disciplines putting on a great show of sportsmanship and competing at the highest level.
Despite a two-year hiatus from competition due to COVID lockdowns, the 212 Monash students were ready and rearing to compete, having trained hard throughout the year in spite of setbacks and Melbourne’s infamous bad weather.
Team captains Lauren and James said the comradery from the team and everyone being excited to come back after two years was what they were looking forward to about being in Perth.
“It’s fantastic to see such a large turn out of competitive teams to take on Nationals,” Team Captain and Netball player, James Allen said.
In addition to the Monash student athletes who competed at Nationals, an amazing group of Team Leaders, coaches and Monash staff supported the students to perform at their best as well as ensuring the event ran smoothly for everyone.
There were several stand-out moments which displayed the high calibre of athletes who represented Monash.
Monash started strong, with Taekwondo winning 3 Golds, 4 Silvers and 4 Bronze medals, placing them second in both the men’s and women’s division.
Day two brought more excitement to the games with gold medals in Judo and an overall Silver medal for the fencing team.
We also had some incredible swimmers, with Olivia Lefoe and Flynn Phillips (both athletes part of Monash’s Elite Student Performer Scheme) racing their way to two silvers and a gold medal, respectively.
There were exceptional performances from several of our larger teams too. Our Women’s Touch Football team took home a silver medal and our Women’s Table Tennis won a bronze medal.
Last of all, we can’t forget about the brilliant performance of our basketball teams, with the women’s team winning bronze and the men’s team winning silver on the last day of competition.
A big congratulations is in order to everyone who competed or helped out at this year’s UniSport Nationals. We can’t wait to see what’s to come in 2023!
2022 Wrap up video:
Full results below:
Badminton M Team
Badminton W Team
Fencing M & W Teams
Table Tennis M Teams
Table Tennis W Teams
Touch Rugby M
Touch Rugby W
Ultimate Frisbee MX
Volleyball Beach M Pairs
Volleyball Beach MX 4's
Written by Katerina Kostakos and Olivia Mc Mahon