Winning Students stars return with World Uni medals16 July 2019
Two Winning Students athletes lived up to their reputations at the highest level of student sport this past fortnight after returning from the World University Summer Games with medals.
David Cumberlidge (Heriot-Watt University) and Gemma Macarthur (University of Edinburgh) won gold and bronze respectively in the men’s 50m freestyle and women’s 10m platform events.
For Cumberlidge, the gold follows a solid performance at the British Championships earlier in the year and the chemical engineering student
He said: “Winning gold just feels amazing. It’s been such a long and tough season for me. I’ve come back from injury and spent so long in the pool and in rehab, so to win gold at the end of it feels like such a relief.
“It’s the first time I’ve gone under 22 seconds which is something I’ve working towards for years and years so to finally get that was such an amazing feeling.”
Meanwhile, in the diving pool, Macarthur was in medal contention from start to finish as she took bronze in a world-class field in the 10m platform.