Aoife Coughlan competeing in a judo competition.

Congratulations and wishing all the success to Victoria University’s nine students and alumni competing in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games gets underway 23 July and runs until 8 August 2021, followed by the Paralympics taking place from 24 August to 5 September 2021.

For student Aoife Coughlan (Judo) and recent graduates Gronya Somerville (badminton) and Sergei Evglevski (shooting) this will be their Olympic debut. Emily Rogers (artistic swimming), Liam Adams (marathon) David Powell (table tennis) and Azizul Awang all return to the Olympic stage to represent their country.

Multi Paralympic Games medallists and VU alumni Dani Di Toro (para-table tennis) and Todd Hodgetts OAM (para-athletics) are highly experienced and successful campaigners with Tokyo making 9 Paralympic Games between them.

VU Olympians and Paralympians

  • Liam Adams – athletics
  • Azizul Awang – track cycling
  • Aoife Coughlan – judo
  • Danni Di Toro – para-table tennis
  • Sergei Evglevski – shooting
  • Todd Hodgetts – para-athletics
  • David Powell – table tennis
  • Emily Rogers – artistic swimming
  • Gronya Somerville – badminton

Meet our students & alumni

Get to know and follow our athletes at our Olympic and Paralympic hub with profiles including education and sporting highlights, including historical record of all past and present VU Olympians and Paralympians.

Contact us

Scott Cashmere
Sport Services Manager
Sport and Health Department (VU Sport)
+61 3 9919 4433