Canada’s most successful athlete at the 2011 World University Games in Shenzhen,China has been a Calgarian.
On Tuesday, Calgary’s Nathan Gafuik won his second individual medal of the competition, by winning a silver in the men’s vault. Yesterday, the 26 year-old out of the University of Calgary won a bronze medal in the men’s individual all-around competition.
Gafuik posted a score on the vault of 16.112. Flavius Koczi of Romania won gold with a score of 16.237 and Ran Cheng of China won bronze with a score of 16.075.
Gafuik also finished four in the horizontal bar, sixth in the parallel bars and seventh in the floor exercise.
Canada only has two medals in the entire Games so far and both have come from Gafuik.
In men’s volleyball, Calgary’s Rudy Verhoeff recorded two aces as Canada defeated Norway 25-20, 25-18, 25-14 to improve to 3-0 in the round robin. Team Canada will play Australia tomorrow.
In the women’s 400m, Calgary’s Amonn Nelson advanced to the semi-finals after posting a time of 53.56.