Department of Sport

Record medal haul for The University of Nottingham at University sport championships


University of Nottingham students have posted record results at the annual University sport National Championships hosted from 17-19 February. 

Over 300 Nottingham students made the journey to Sheffield for the The British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) National Championships, with individual medals up for grabs in nine different sports including badminton, judo and athletics.

The championships saw record performances from several sports, including Badminton who picked up a gold with Li Lian Yang's Women singles triumph as well as a silver in the Women's Doubles for Ho/Chien and bronze in the Mixed Doubles for Yang / Midha. 

After an unfortunately early withdrawal from Dan Nicholls, tipped for a medal,  Judo added to the Nottingham medal tally with a bronze in the Men's 81KG DAN grade for sports scholar Gytis Jucikas and another 3rd place in the Men's Team Kumite event. Fellow martial arts squad Karate also excelled in the team discipline with 3rd place in both the Men's Team Kumite and Women's Team Kats. 

On the indoor athletics track at English Institute of Sport, it was another positive performance from the UoN track and field squad. Disappointed to pull out injured from her later disciplines, sports scholar and top US heptathlete Tatum Souza still reached the podium with her 13.75m throw in the shot put. Jack Millar also made the 3000m final in front of a busy crowd, finishing a very credible 7th place. 

Alex Perry, Assistant Director of Sport, commented;

"We've invested significantly in elite sport here at The University of Nottingham, including a brand new High Performance Zone and Sports Injury Clinic at the David Ross Sports Village, and it's fantastic to see so many top performances from our student athletes."

"I'd like to add a huge thank you to the coaches and UoN Sport staff who also travelled to Sheffield to support our competing athletes. All our students were incredibly well prepared and supported throughout the competition and this was critical to their performance success."

For detailed daily reports from the event by guest blogger Joe Tanner, sports editor at  URN, check out the UoN Sport blog

Results highlights:


  • Women’s Singles: Gold medal (Li Lian Yang)
  • Women’s Doubles: Silver medal (Charlotte Ho and Vanessa Chien)
  • Mixed Doubles: Bronze medal (Li Lian Yang and Rohan Midha)


  • Epée Last 16: Laura Albini


  • Courtney Price: 6th in 50m backstroke (A final)
  • Courtney Price: 5th 200m backstroke (A final)
  • Courtney Price: 6th 100m Backstroke (A final)
  • James Newton: 8th 200m backstroke (A final)


  • Women’s Team Kata: Bronze medal
  • Men’s Team Kumite: Bronze medal
  • Women’s -57Kg Novice: Silver medal (Lorna Hack)


  • 81kg DAN Grade: Bronze medal (Gytis Jucikas)
  • Men’s Team Event: Bronze medal
  • Women’s -63Kg Kyu grade: Bronze medal (Ali Pickwell)
  • Men’s Kyu grade: Bronze medal (Tom Kitchen)


  • BUCS 5: Gold medal (Max Moyes)
  • Men’s Team: 5th place


  • Shotput: Bronze medal (Tatum Souza)
  • Men’s 3000m: 7th place (Jack Millar)

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Posted on Thursday 23rd February 2017

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