6 November 2023 – Düsseldorf

Malaysia Delegation on tour in the region

The Organising Committee of the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games Summer was pleased to welcome a small delegation from Malaysia to its office. The delegation from Malaysia were visiting the region on business and took the opportunity to also visit the headquarters of the FISU Games 2025.

“This visit was important for us as we were able to understand the planning and preparation for our teams to visit the FISU Games in 2025”, said Dr Mohd Sazili Shabibi, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Mara. “To have the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU Games team provide us with a short presentation on the planning of the event and to outline the unique aspects of the Games was very beneficial. It is exciting that the Games will have five host cities and we look forward to hearing more as plans progress”, concluded Dr Shabibi.

First gold medal in Chengdu

Malaysia University Sport will celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2024 and have been successful in previous World University Games events. They won their first gold medal in their World University Games participation history at the Chengdu World University Games in 2023 in the sport of Diving.

© Malaysian University Sports Council / Sukan

“We hope to bring a strong team across a number of sports including Diving and Taekwondo” said Dr Norkhalid Salimin, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris “Our athletes and officials will look forward to not only representing their university, but also representing their country on the world stage. Our athletes love to also meet other athletes from around the world and the Games provide the opportunity to make lifelong friends”, concluded Dr Salimin.

The delegation from Malaysia is the second delegation to visit the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU Games office with a delegation from the USA visiting earlier in October.

© Rhine-Ruhr 2025

Meeting friends from around the world

“We are grateful to meet some of our delegation representatives in person as they too prepare for the FISU Games 2025”, says Ms Donna Spethman, Senior Manager for International Services. “It makes the event even more real as we meet friends from across the world and showcase the host region of Rhine-Ruhr”, concludes Ms Spethman.