The 2024 BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) Gymnastics Championships took place on the weekend of the 4th and 5th of February, with plenty of University of Nottingham Gymnastics Club athletes making the short trip to New College Leicester to represent the university.
With entrants into both the men's and women's competitions, the #GreenandGold performed to a high standard finishing with plenty of top ten placings across the multitude of disciplines. In the Women's Artistic Gymnastics grade 1 competition, Louise Akers placed well across aparatus by finishing 3rd in beam, 4th in vault and all around, 5th in beam, and 6th in bars. There were also top ten finishes for Nottingham gymnasts in the Women's Artistic Gymnastics grade 2 competition with Chloe Porter registering a fantastic 5th place out of 80 in all around, 5th in vault, 7th on the floor, and 8th in beam. Laura Vahey rounded out the women's results by finishing 10th on the floor.
Matching this success at the championships would be our male athletes, particularly University of Nottingham sports scholar Sam Mostowfi. Mostowfi delivered incredible performances throughout the weekend, claiming 1st place in all around, floor, rings, parrallel bars, and high bar, whilst also addind 2nd place in the vault! These results meant that he would be crowned BUCS champion to round out a superb championships for the University of Nottingham. Reflecting on his accomplishment, Mostowfi told us "It was a privilege representing my university at the BUCS championship. I’m really happy with the result and that I was able to contribute some points for the team!"
We congratulate Sam and the University of Nottingham Gymnastics club on their success as they continue to grow and deliver fantastic performances.. The club have reflected that "it’s been good to see such a big uptake in gymnastics over the past few years, from people who have never attempted gymnastics before to elite level gymnasts." Looking ahead, the club will continue to pursue success - now in t the University Gymnastics Cup (UGC) league competitions that take place throughout the year.
You can keep up to date with the club by following them on social media here. For more information and full results from the 2024 BUCS Gymnastics Championships, please click here.
Find out more about performance sport and sport scholarships at the University of Nottingham here.
Posted on Saturday 10th February 2024