Monash student selected to represent Australia at the World University Orienteering Championships

Monash University Physiotherapy student, Brodie Nankervis, has been selected to represent Australia at the 2016 World University Orienteering Championships.

The World University Orienteering Championships will take place from the 30th of July until the 4th of August in Miskolc, Hungary.

Brodie will be one of five Orienteers representing Australia in the Men's division. Brodie has represented Australia on numerous occasions. As of June 2015 he was ranked 112th in the World for Sprint Orienteering.

Brodie has been a member of Monash University's Elite Athlete Program since 2013, and has represented Monash University at the last four consecutive Australian University Orienteering Championships. The Gold Medal has agonisingly alluded Brodie in all attempts, he finished in second place in 2013, 2015 and 2016.

Learn more about Brodie in his Elite Athlete Profile below:

Elite Student Athlete Profile: Brodie Nankervis

Sport: Orienteering
Faculty: Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Degree: Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Proudest sporting achievement to date: Three top 20 places at the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Bulgaria in 2014.
Ambitions: To achieve top 20 at the World Orienteering Championships
When did you start competing? 2008
What got you started competing? Development program with the Tasmanian Institute of Sport
Who was your favourite athlete growing up? Steve Moneghetti
Would you prefer to be the underdog or the favourite? Underdog
Before a competition I always... Tie my shoelaces at least twice
When I’m not at uni, competing or training I am... Travelling the world

To find out more about the FISU World University Orienteering Championships, check out the Championships Website.

Congrats Brodie and good luck in Hungary! #MonashPride #WeAreMonash

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