Plymouth Leander’s Jackson named in GB squad for World University Games

PLYMOUTH Leander swimmer Jessica Jackson has been named in Great Britain’s squad for this summer’s World University Games in Chinese Taipei.

The Plymouth University student is part of a 16-strong British team, which also includes former Mount Kelly pupil Cameron Brodie.

Britain will be sending more than 100 athletes to compete in 12 different sports at the games, which will take place between August 19 and August 30.

Swimmers were selected in alignment with Britain’s world class programme strategy, which aims to expose young athletes to high level international competitions on their journey towards Tokyo 2020 Olympic selection.

Head coach Lisa Bates said: “It’s a strong selection with some great skilled athletes.

“The fact that it’s quite a mixed team is unique, and will certainly be of benefit to the swimmers and their results. The more experienced athletes selected are very driven competitors and it will be wise for some of the less experienced swimmers to take advantage of and work amongst that senior level.

“World University Games is the second biggest multi-event stage compared to the Olympics. This is a great opportunity for athletes to get a similar exposure and experience that they could get at an Olympic Games.”

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  1. We are so proud of our lovely Grand Daughter Jessica.She works exstreamly hard. We wish her all the best in ChinaWe llove her very much. Grandma& Grandad

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