University of Sheffield sport climbing success at European Universities Championships

The University of Sheffield has scooped Women's Gold in Sport Climbing at the European Universities Championships.

Jen Wood placed silver in the Bouldering and gold in Lead Climbing events, going on to win overall Gold for the women's competition.

Sheffield student Connor Wood placed 9th overall in the men's competition after placing 9th, top 10 and top 15 in the Speed, Lead and Bouldering categories respectively.

The University of Sheffield had four further students in the competition. Kate Dean, Lucy Bradbury, Jez Etherton and Thomas Brown all placed well, placing either top 15 or top 20 in all their categories.

Sports Development Manager at Sport Sheffield Kate Rickard said: "Overall the team achieved some really respectable finishes and we are incredibly proud of them all."

The competition took place in Split, Croatia from 25-28 July 2017, with 59 students competing.