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  • Universiade Medalists Made a Courtesy Visit to President Nagata

    10 02, 2017

    The 29th Universiade Taipei 2017 was held in Taiwan from August 18 to 30. Currently enrolled and graduate students of the University of Tsukuba won a total of 23 medals (7 gold, 7 silver, and 9 bronze medals) in 12 athletic events.

    The medalists made a courtesy visit to the university board of directors on October 2. The board members included President Kyosuke Nagata, Vice President for Student Affairs Shin-ichi Tamagawa, and Vice President for Education Satoshi Shimizu. The following members attended the courtesy visit. All were in the School of Health and Physical Education: fourth-year student Ms. Aimi Nouchi (Japan’s flag bearer / gold medal in judo, women’s group, 63 kg category); fourth-year student Ms. Yukina Hirayama (gold medal in women’s 4×100m medley relay / bronze medal in women's 50m butterfly); second-year student Mr. Jun Yamashita (gold in men’s 4×100m relay); fourth-year student Mr. Seiya Nakano, fourth-year student Mr. Toshima Sachiro, a second-year student Mr. Kaoru Mitoma (gold medal in men’s football); third-year student Ms. Yuki Mizutani (silver medal in women’s football); fourth-year student Ms. Arisa Inoue, third-year student Ms. Haruka Maruo (silver medal in women’s volleyball); third-year student Ms. Haruka Enomoto (bronze medal in women’s group diving); third-year student Mr. Keisuke Sakai (bronze in men’s volleyball). They were accompanied to the courtesy visit by teachers in charge of their clubs.

    President Nagata expressed his expectations that the athletes will do their best to achieve their next goals. The athletes then expressed their enthusiasm to keep on striving to be the number one in the world.

    Members of the University of Tsukuba Swimming Team also reported the results of the 93rd Inter College Swimming Championships 2017 held from September 2 to 3; Kokumin Taiiku Taikai (National Sports Festival of Japan) held from September 15 to 16; and the 93rd Nihon Senshuken Suiei Kyogi Taikai held from September 22 to 24.

    At the end of the meeting, President Nagata and the vice presidents praised the students for their performance and offered them encouraging words.



    Followings are the list of winners in the 29th Universiade Taipei 2017.

    Current Students (All were in the School of Health and Physical Education)

    Judo

    Ms. Aimi Nouchi (4th-year student) - 1st prize in women's 63 kg category
    - 1st prize in women's group
    Japan's flag bearer


    Swimming / Swimming Race

    Ms. Yukina Hirayama (4th-year student) - 1st prize in women's 4×100m medley relay
    - 3rd prize in women's 50m butterfly
    - 7th place in women's 100m butterfly
    - 1st prize in 100m butterfly, the 93rd Inter College Swimming Championships 2017 (Sep. 2-3)
    Ms. Kaho Okano (3rd-year student) - 5th place in women's 50m freestyle - 1st prize in 50m freestyle, the 93rd Inter College Swimming Championships 2017 (Sep. 2-3)
    Mr. Rintaro Okubo (3rd-year student) - 6th place in men's 200m breaststroke


    Swimming / Dive

    Ms. Haruka Enomoto (3rd-year student) - 3rd place in women's group
    - 5th place in 3m mixed synchronized
    - 5th place in mixed group
    - 1st prize both in 3m diving and high diving, the 93rd Inter College Swimming Championships 2017 (Sep. 2-3)
    - 1st prize in high diving, National Sports Festival of Japan in Ehime Prefecture (Sep. 15-16)
    - 1st prize in 10m synchronized, the 93rd Nihon Senshuken Suiei Kyogi Taikai (Sep. 22-24)


    Swimming / Water Polo

    Ms. Awoi Saito (4th-year student) - 3rd prize in women's tournament
    Mr. Kohei Inaba (4th-year student) - 6th place in men's tournament
    Mr. Kazuki Omoto (3rd-year student) - 6th place in men's tournament


    Track and Field

    Mr. Jun Yamashita (2nd-year student) - 1st prize in men's 4×100m relay
    - 8th place in men's 200m


    Football

    Mr. Seiya Nakano (4th-year student) - 1st prize in men’s tournament
    Mr. Sachiro Toshima (4th-year student) - 1st prize in men's tournament
    Mr. Kaoru Mitoma (2nd-year student) - 1st prize in men's tournament
    Ms. Yuki Mizutani (3rd-year student) - 2nd prize in women's tournament


    Volleyball

    Mr. Kosuke Hata (4th-year student) - 3rd prize in men's tournament
    Mr. Keisuke Sakai (3rd-year student) - 3rd prize in men's tournament
    Ms. Arisa Inoue (4th-year student) - 2nd prize in women's tournament
    Ms. Haruka Maruo (3rd-year student) - 2nd prize in women's tournament


    Badminton

    Ms. Miyuki Kato (4th-year student) - 2nd prize in mixed team event
    - 3rd prize in women's doubles
    Ms. Miki Kashihara (4th-year student) - 2nd prize in mixed team event
    - 3rd prize in women's doubles


    Tennis

    Ms. Risa Ushijima (3rd-year student) - 3rd prize in women's team event
    - 5th place in women's singles


    Graduates (All were from the School of Health and Physical Education)

    Volleyball

    Mr. Yasunari Kodama - 3rd prize in men's tournament
    Ms. Shiori Tsukada - 2nd prize in women's tournament


    Basketball

    Ms. Manami Fujioka - 2nd prize in women's tournament

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