Students from Munich at the Universiade
The Universiade – the largest international multisport competition after the Olympic Games - draws the best student athletes from around the globe together every second year. This winter, 4 students representing Munich universities are participating.
The 29th Winter Universiade takes place in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. The German delegation, that is made up of 43 people, of course including the 23 student-athletes, has already departed to Krasnoyarsk. From March 2nd to 12th, the athletes are going to be competing for the medals. Their goal is to surpass their last years' results. Since the ZHS is supporting competitive sports, we are espescially proud of the participating students who represent universities in Munich.
Mechanical engineering student Tim Siegmund is representing Germany and the TU Munich in alpine skiing. In an interview with the adh, the 20-year-old talks about the challenge that he has to write an exam on the day of his depature to the Universiade. He works on his fitness in the Olympic Park in Munich. (Click here for the interview.)
Doing sports at such a high level and attending university is a challenge that the athletes competing in freestyle skiing have to face, too. The LMU Munich was supposed to send two athletes: Johannes Denner (skicross) and Tobias Müller (slopestyle), who is studying computer science and computer linguistics. Due to an injury, Johannes Denner will unfortunately not be able to compete. However, this does not diminish the success that a nomination for the national team is. Nonetheless there is one athlete from Munich competing in skicross: Florian Wilmsmann, student at HAM Erding. The Deutsche Hochschule für Gesundheit und Sport with its campus in Ismaning is also represented at the Universiade: Dominik Solfronk, who studies psychology and mental health.
We are excited for the competion! The universiade will be broadcasted on eurosport.