Springfield, Mass. - July 15, 2019 - Springfield College's Sara King (Maribor, Slovenia) of the women's gymnastics program recently competed for her home country of Slovenia in the World University Games, hosted in Naples, Italy from July 3 through July 14.
King, who is a rising senior and Psychology and Art Therapy double major at Springfield College, competed among some of the world's top gymnasts in the all-around competition, and produced a score of 42.900 in the Qualifying stages.
"Being able to represent both my home country and Springfield College was an amazing experience," said King. "The competition as a whole is a great opportunity to meet student-athletes from around the world, and we were able to compete against some of the world's best gymnasts which included past and future olympians. It was also a lot of fun to spend time with different student-athletes from Slovenia and support them at their games, expressing pride in our country while also creating everlasting memories."
The World University Games, also known as the Summer Universiade, is an international university sports and cultural event that is staged every two years in a different city. These games draw many thousands of student-athletes together to compete, making it one of the largest multi-sport events in the world.
King, who was scored based on the International Judging System, produced a mark of 42.900 and was the top gymnast from Slovenia in the competition. King posted a score of 12.300 on vault, 10.400 on floor, 10.250 on the uneven bars, and a 9.950 on beam.
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