Take a Sneak Peek Look at the Pool Venue for the 2017 WUGs

A couple of sneak peek photos have been released as the World University Games draw nearer. In the tweet below, take a look at the competition pool to be used to the 2017 WUGs, which are to be hosted in Taipei. You can also head over to the Games website to get a 720 degree tour of the venue, which has 5,252 seats for spectators. There’s also an interactive view for the water polo venue.

The WUGs, or Summer Universiade, usually features around 10,000 athletes and over 150 countries competing in various sports. These are student-athletes competing, and there are many standouts from the U.S. who will be racing in Taipei. The last Universiade was held in Gwangju, South Korea’s sixth-largest city, in 2015. This year’s Universiade will mark the 29th edition of the Games, with 2019’s Games being the 30th, held in Napoli, Italy.

Ella Eastin and Katie McLaughlin are two of the biggest names on the American women’s roster for Taipei. Eastin looked to have qualified for Worlds in the 400 IM, but was DQ’d post-race for an illegal turn. McLaughlin, meanwhile, was a member of the 2015 U.S. Worlds team, where she reached the 200 fly final and ended up 6th. For the men, 2016 Olympian Ryan Held leads the team after helping Team USA win gold in the 400 free relay in Rio.

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Guillermo

Hello, is there any website available to watch the swimming events live at the WUGS?

Hi Guillermo, not that we’ve found yet.

yardfan

http://www.usateam.org
2017 Universiade website : http://www.2017.taipei/home
To live stream events : http://www.livefisu.tv/

Guillermo

Thank you YARDFAN, I checked all of the websites and still can not find one that is showing the swimming events, any more suggestions?s

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Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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