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  •   Home > News > Education

    Bronze for Booth in Universiade decathlon

    New Zealander Aaron Booth has finished third in the decathlon at the World University Games in Taiwan.

    Auckland student Aaron Booth has won New Zealand's first medal of the World University Games in Taiwan with a bronze in the decathlon.

    Booth, 20, set a new personal best total of 7523 points to finish behind Australian Kyle Cranston on 7687 and Juuso Hassi (Finland) with 7566.

    Booth's total was a 300-point improvement on his previous best of 7246 points, set at the Australian championships earlier this year.

    He is now ranked sixth on New Zealand's all-time list, which is topped by Simon Poelman's 8366 set 30 years ago.

    "I wasn't expecting to medal or anything. I just wanted to go out there and put my last three months of preparation and training into a performance I could be proud of," he said.

    Booth also contested the 2015 Universiade in Gwangju, South Korea, but was forced to retire injured.


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