SU Sport Officer Update - BUCS Nationals


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SU Sport Officer Update

BUCS Nationals

University of Bath students won 19 medals, including double gold for swimmer Josh Gammon, when they contested BUCS Nationals 2024 in Sheffield over the weekend.

Hi everyone!

Two weeks ago, myself and my Marketing Exec, Lisa Shaw attended BUCS Nationals in Sheffield and saw a fantastic display of individual sporting excellence in Karate, Climbing, Athletics, Badminton and Swimming! Here are some highlights:

Podium places came in athletics, karate, and swimming, while the University was also well represented in the badminton, climbing and fencing competitions.

Sports Performance student Gammon again dominated the butterfly races in the pool as he won 50m and 200m gold, respectively, as well as 100m silver.

Business student Jemima Hall won 200m freestyle silver plus bronze over 100m and 400m.

Bath also picked up double bronze in the women’s and open 4x100 Freestyle, featuring Jemima Hall, Ekaterina Price, Maisie Gifford and Anna Farrow in the women’s, and Kaleb Fox-Jones, Jack Skerry, Rob Darbyshire and Josh Gammon in the open.

Anna Farrow collected her second medal of the meet in a third-place finish in the 200m individual medley.

Santander Sporting Scholar Leah Crisp, fresh from setting the Paris 2024 Olympic Games qualification standard in marathon swimming, finished her last BUCS competition with two silver medals after also finishing runner-up in the 800m freestyle.

Civil Engineering student Niamh Ward impressed at her first BUCS long-course championships, winning 100m backstroke silver and 50m backstroke bronze while Chemical Engineering student Hendrik Van Der Leest claimed bronze in the men’s 200m backstroke.

On the athletics track, Justin Davies – fresh from winning a brilliant 800m bronze at the British Indoor Championship produced another impressive performance to claim silver in an exciting 1,500m final, his time being just two-tenths of a second off top spot.

There was success in the high jump competitions too, with Evelyne Fonteyne taking women’s silver and Goldsmith Sporting Scholar Luke Ball winning men’s bronze at his first BUCS competition.

There were two bronze medals for University of Bath students in the BUCS Karate Championships, going to Jonny Gough in the men’s senior kata and James Venn in the men’s notice kumite -70.

Disappointingly, Norris was out of the Mascot Race with a dodgy ankle, but this will be rehabbed in time for Varsity! But to be fair, not entirely sure how he would have performed anyway against a Lion in spikes and a medallist athlete in a onesie that’s claims to a be a ‘mascot’ mhmmmm…

I hope you enjoyed this recap, and wanted to say a massive well done to everyone who took part! As always, feel free to send me an email if there’s anything you’d like to chat about, or feel free to drop into my office :) 

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