University of Minnesota men’s gymnastics teammates Tristan Duran (Franklin Lakes, N.J.) and Vitali Kan (West Allis, Wis.) have been selected to represent Team USA at the 2017 World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan. The event will run from August 19-30, with artistic gymnastics set to be contested August 19-23.
Duran and Kan are a part of a five-man team that will sport red, white and blue. Minnesota is the only university to have two representatives.
The World University Games are held every other year and are organized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The event is a multi-sport competition open to men and women who are between the ages of 17 and 24, and are or have been within the past year, a student at a college or university.
The gymnastics competition includes team, all-around and individual event finals. For the team competition, four men compete on each event, with the top three scores counting toward the team score. Artistic gymnastics will be held in the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center.
Duran and Kan are both coming off the 2017 NCAA Championships where they each earned All-America honors for the first time. Duran was named an All-American on both parallel bars and high bar, while Kan earned the accolade on vault.
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Tristan Duran (Minnesota)
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