TUT athletes shine at World University Games in Chengdu, China 

14 August 2023

Off 194 athletes who constituted the South African team which participated in the 31st International University Sports Federation (FISU) games, which were held in Chengdu, China from 28 July - 8 August 2023, eleven came from the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT). Typically, the athletes from the people’s university performed superbly.

The team from the people's University.

Our own Banele Shabangu, a second year Kinesiology student from the Faculty of Science won two bronze medals at the highly contested women’s 200m race and the women’s 4x400m relay for her country.

Similarly, Lindukuhle Gora, a third year Economics student in the Faculty of Economics and Finance, burst to victory winning a bronze medal in the Men’s 4x400m Relay.

The FISU World University Games, which are aimed at showcasing students’ sporting prowess, are staged every two years in a different city. Over 6000 Athletes from 119 countries took part in this year’s games in Chengdu – making it one of the biggest university sporting events globally.

Congratulating Shabangu, Gora and the entire SA team for their notable performance, Prof Tinyiko Maluleke, TUT’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal, said the people’s university gave University Sports South Africa (USSA) its best eleven: “We are beyond proud of our team and we look forward to welcoming them back on campus with pomp and ceremony,” he said.

Lindukuhle Gora won a bronze medal in the Men’s 4x400m Relay.
Banele Shabangu brought home two bronze medals from the FISU games.

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