More than 300,000 spectators took in the action at the International University Sports Federation (FISU) 2019 Summer Universiade in Naples, it has been revealed.
University Sports South Africa (USSA) President Ilhaam Groenewald claimed she is "proud" of South Africa's performance at this year's Summer Universiade in Naples, having earned 18 medals instead of the expected eight.
African nations earned a record total of 26 medals at the Naples 2019 Summer Universiade that finished on Sunday (July 14).
The Naples 2019 Summer Universiade came to a vibrant conclusion as the baton for university sport was passed to Chengdu, China, here at San Paolo Stadium.
By Patrick O'Kane and Nancy Gillen in Naples
Miia Sillman put aside transport difficulties to win a stunning Summer Universiade heptathlon gold at San Paolo Stadium in Naples.
Oskari Muhonen steered Finland to their first gold medal of the Summer Universiade by leading his crew to first place in the mixed fleet sailing competition.
Athletes at the Summer Universiade have been encouraged to venture out from the huge liners in the Bay of Naples which serve as the Athletes' Village.
By Nancy Gillen and Patrick O'Kane in Naples
Italy's Luminosa Bogliolo set two personal bests as she became Summer Universiade 100 metres hurdles champion at San Paolo Stadium.
A concept artwork piece that brought together sports competition and Italian heritage at Mostra d'Oltremare during the diving competition will be displayed at the venue as a reminder of the 2019 Summer Universiade in Naples.