Van Duijn Enjoys Strong World University Games

Nico van Duijn in action at the 2015 World University Games (photo by Patrick Kramer)
July 14, 2015

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GWANGJU, Korea - Former Georgia Tech swimmer Nico van Duijn recently completed a strong showing at the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, Korea. The Yellow Jacket recorded top-20 finishes in three events for his native country of Switzerland.

van Duijn, whose signature event at Georgia Tech was the butterfly and who left as the school's record-holder in the 200y fly, finished 20th overall in the 50m and 200m fly and posted an impressive 12th-place finish in the 100m at the World University Games.

He reached the semifinals of the 100m fly after placing sixth overall in the prelims with a time of 53.01. van Duijn returned in the semis to put down a 53.51, which was good for 12th overall in the event.

He was clocked in a time of 24.65 in the prelims of the 50m fly and finished 20th overall. The Basserdorf, Switzerland native was also 20th in the 200m fly with a time of 2:01.62.

van Duin is also set to compete in the 2015 FINA World Championships, along with former teammate Andrew Chetcuti and current Yellow Jacket Yuval Safra, July 24-August 9 in Kazan, Russia.