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Opportunity to meet VU Olympians

Victoria University is honoured to have two current students selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Olympic Games in London:

  • Ross Smith – Badminton (men's doubles)          
  • Renuga Veeran – Badminton (women's doubles)

Two VU Alumni have been confirmed:

  • Ivo Dos Santos – Judo      
  • Tarren Otte – Synchronised Swimming          

Two hockey players (Alumni) remain in contention for the Olympic Kookaburra and Hockeyroo squads

  • Luke Doerner – Hockey
  • Ashlee Wells – Hockey      

There are a number of current students also set to compete at major championships including the 2012 World Championships:

  • Gregory Farrell – Ironman Triathlete
  • Kate Sylvester – Kendo

Ross Smith and Renuga Veeran will be in attendance at a media call on Monday together with alumnus Ivo Dos Santos (Judo) and current student Gregory Farrell – World Ironman champs.


When: Monday 4 June 2012

Where: The Junction, Building P. Footscray park Campus, Ballarat Rd Footscray

Time: 1.30 pm – 2.00 pm.


Media are welcome to attend.


Media contact:

Christine White,

Public Affairs Unit, Victoria University,

9919 4322; 0434 602884; [email protected]

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