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Winning Students Update Summer 2019

Alex Rankin won gold at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships. 23 August 2019

There was global success for our scholars over the last period, with a number of scholars representing the programme at World Championships and other international competitions.

Find out more in our latest round-up…

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Green books place at triathlon World Champ

Green was top junior and second place senior at the Super Series event in Wales. 16 August 2019

University of Stirling triathlon scholar, Sophia Green, is set to take on the world’s best later this month after qualifying for the ITU Junior World Triathlon Grand Final in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Rowers on top of the world in USA

Josh Armstrong won his second U23 World title in Sarasota. 1 August 2019

Four University of Edinburgh and Winning Students rowers enjoyed global success this past week as they won gold at the 2019 World Rowing Under 23 Championships concluded in Sarasota, USA.

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Scott sets gold standard in Gwangju

Scott swam the second fastest split of all time in the 4x100m medley final. 29 July 2019

A stunning performance from University of Stirling swimming sensation Duncan Scott helped Great Britain to win 4x100m medley gold at the World Championships in South Korea.

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WATCH: Tokyo back on the agenda for Paralympic champ Darke

Karen Darke is aiming to compete at her third Paralympic Games in Tokyo. 17 July 2019

WATCH: Karen Darke is a Paralympic champion, speaker, writer, coach, adventurer and Winning Students scholar at the University of the West of Scotland.

We caught up with Darke at the UWS Inspiring Women lecture series to talk about her phenomenal career and her renewed drive to compete at Tokyo 2020.

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Rankin targeting GB spot after Henley success

Rankin won the Coxless Fours with the Edinburgh crew at Henley-on-Thames. 4 July 2019

WATCH: University of Edinburgh Winning Students scholar, Alex Rankin, punches well above her height in the world of competitive rowing, competing for GB at international competitions across the world.

Following a successful Henley Women's Regatta, we caught up with the History of Art Student to get a glimpse into the daily life of a high performance student athlete and find out what she's aiming for this summer.

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Harwood ready for Scots Euro return

Rob Harwood studies Psychology at the University of Strathclyde. 28 May 2019

VIDEO: Having overcome the disappointment of being dropped earlier in his career, University of Strathclyde hockey scholar, Rob Harwood, has worked his way back into the international set-up and spoke to us about Scotland's return to the top-tier of European hockey.

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