Irwin gains invaluable experience
Former Horsham district gymnast Hudson Irwin will return home with valuable international experience under his belt after competing at the 30th Summer Universiade in Naples, Italy.
Irwin, who now lives and trains in Queensland after beginning his career at the Natimuk and District Gymnastic Club, was part of a three-man Australian team competing at the Universiade, also known as the World University Games.
The games draw the most talented university athletes from around the world and are the largest multi-sport event in the world apart from the Olympic Games.
Irwin placed 36th out of 44 competitors in the men’s individual all-around standings, three spots behind Australian teammate Heath Thorpe.
His best apparatus results came in the high bar, where he finished 35th out of 50 competitors, and the parallel bars, where he finished 38th of 50.