Celebrating Sheffield sporting success
A big congratulations to all students who represented The University of Sheffield at BUCS this year.
At the BUCS National Indoor Championships we walked away with an impressive 12 medals, winning 2 gold, 8 silver and 2 bronze across 7 different sports over the weekend.
We also had success at the BUCS Boxing Championships, achieving 2 gold medals, with all the boxers performing well.
BUCS National Indoor Championships
Our Swimming & Water Polo club produced some amazing results and the club is going strength to strength. Our ESPS Athlete, Amber Keegan walked away with a gold medal in the 1500m freestyle event along with silver medals in the 400im and 400m freestyle.
Megan Richter also walked away with 2 silver medals in the 50m freestyle & 100m backstroke. Another one of our ESPS Athletes, Rise Rudin also made the final of the 200m backstroke. The club also set some very impressive PB’s.
We had some big hopes for the climbing team as this is a sport that we dominated last year. The team & individuals did not disappoint with ESPS Athlete, Gwyneth Uttley winning the silver medal in the individual climbing category as well as inspiring the women’s team to silver in the team category. This result seemed to have a knock on effect on the men's team who continued with the trend of a podium finish and retained the bronze medal that they had won in the previous year.
The teams & individuals went into this competition with the view of trying to go as far in the competition as possible. The women's team has had a successful year in BUCS reaching the Northern Conference Cup Final in Durham on the 11th March. Howard Lee was our most successful athlete at Nationals this year making the last 16.
As predicted the Athletics Club were breaking PB's & Club Records throughout the weekend. ESPS Athlete, Adelaide Omitowoju was the most successful picking up a silver medal whilst setting a PB & Club Record in the Triple Jump. Adelaide is in her first year at University, so we are expecting some big results from her over the next 2 Nationals.
Our ESPS Athlete, Matthew Cooper made the final in his category this year & just missed out on winning a gold. Matthew did walk away with a silver medal which is a huge improvement on last year's performance. Our other ESPS Athlete, Hannah Nesbit finished an impressive 14th in a very tough women's epee category.
6 of our students were in action this weekend & Ivan Sambuk was our most successful athlete walking away with a bronze medal in the 4th Kyi category.
Last but not least our ESPS Athlete, Cuba Paris who made it a hat trick of gold medals in the category of Senior Kumite -60kg. Cuba has been amazing at all of the National Competitions and has been an absolute pleasure to support.
BUCS Boxing Championships
It was a great weekend for the Boxing club at the BUCS Championships. The team performed well, picking up BUCS points. Jade Pearce achieved a well deserved gold, as well as Jordan Tamana who walked away with gold after a straight final on the Sunday.
Jordan Tamana, who competed in the under 75kg category, said the advice he would offer to someone who is hesitant to get involved with the sport would be to “gain experience before entering, especially if you’re a novice to the sport, as each year the opponents get more experienced”.
A massive congratulations to everyone involved in all the sporting success!