Success for Nottingham at the BUCS Nationals 2016


February 23rd, 2016

On Friday 19 February, hundreds of athletes from The University of Nottingham travelled to Sheffield for the 2016 BUCS Nationals.

It was a weekend of unmissable sporting action, with incredible victories, nail-biting close finishes and many athletes smashing their personal records. The University had an impressive line-up of athletes and we are extremely proud of all students who competed and supported our teams throughout the weekend.

Nottingham students left the weekend with a very impressive medal count of nine, which included:

  • Silver – men’s senior kumite +84, Dan Nicholls
  • Silver – men’s singles Badminton, Rohan Midha
  • Silver – BUCS 6 men’s trampolining, Cameron Morgan
  • Silver – women’s novice kumite +63, Gemma Gill
  • Bronze – men’s (1 Kyu & Above) under 73kg, Guy Jucikas
  • Bronze – women’s (1 Kyu & Above) under 78kg, Sophie Daniels
  • Bronze – men’s senior kumite -75, Jacki Goody
  • Bronze – men’s novice kumit, Ben Pepper
  • Bronze – male team kumite, Dan Nicholls, Jack Goody, Christian Ollert, Edwin Thekkinen, Ian Richards, Christian Mendez

Other notable successes include fourth places for scholar Aubree Pipemarie in the women’s 3000m run, Emma Lowry in the women’s high jump, the men’s open 400m medley, who were beaten to third by a mere 1.56 seconds, and our mixed team kata.

There was also success for University of Nottingham students who won a huge 10 medals at the table tennis finals on Sunday 21 February in the Sports Centre. The team took home one Gold medal, three Silver medals and six Bronze medals.

A huge congratulations to all students who took part! These student victories are our inspiration for greatness and with the new £40million David Ross Sports Village slated to be completed in September 2016 the sky really is the limit for BUCS Nationals next year. To find out more about the weekend, visit the UoN Sport blog. You can also visit the UoN Sport website and follow @UoNSport on Twitter to keep up to date with sporting news across the University.

Image: Rohan Midha in the badminton men’s singles finals.

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