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2016 FISU World University Championships Netball

United States of America, Miami
13 Jul 2016 - 17 Jul 2016

South Africa claims gold at 2nd FISU WUC Netball

On Sunday 17 July, the 2nd edition of the FISU World University Netball Championship came to a close in Miami, USA with South Africa claiming the gold beating Jamaica in the final.

That final just showcased netball at its best. It was a wonderful display of athleticism and ball skill by both teams. And the win for South Africa just goes to show it’s the team that can sustain the effort for the longest time. They started slowly but they finished so strongly. Jamaica will look back at the one that got away from them because they lost at second quarter. The rest of the quarters were gone. The first quarter they won 10 goals to 8. The second they were still up 10 to 9. The third where it went 15 to 8 and they just didn’t convert the opportunities and they squandered a lot of balls in their forward line. But what a final – an epic final, and a terrific way to end the FISU World University Netball Championships.

Australia beat Uganda in the bronze medal game, a match going right down to the wire with only 20 seconds left on the clock. The Aussies got the turnover through the Ugandan error, called for footwork and they went down and Australia was able to score. It was such an outstanding game and showed great skill from both teams.

The medal and closing ceremonies concluded with the FISU flag being passed to Uganda that will host the 3rd FISU World University Netball Championship in 2018.