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The University of Manchester win 13 medals at BUCS Nationals

Highlights from this year’s competition featuring our incredible competitors!

The University of Manchester have won 13 medals at the annual British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Nationals, our best haul to date. This included four gold medals over the weekend of 15-17 February.

The University sent 124 athletes to Sheffield to compete in seven sports, including athletics, swimming and karate.

Alongside our four gold medals, our students also achieved four silver and five bronze medals.

In addition to the incredible haul of medals, the results from karate scholar Sotia Zenios and the men’s climbing team (Peter Dawson, Luc Marsden and Emil Piesold) mean that they have qualified for the European University Championships 2019.

I am excited for achieving the silver medal at the BUCS National Karate Championships after coming back from injury. I am confident that the holistic support I have been receiving from the UoM Sport will aid me in doing even better in the future!

BUCS Karate silver medallist and University of Manchester student Sotia Zenios

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) is the national governing body for Higher Education (HE) sport in the UK. BUCS provides sporting competitions for Universities across the country delivering over 50 sports including everything from archery to ultimate to 170 HE institutions.

The BUCS Nationals bring together over 6000 students to compete in individual Championships. This year, the competition took place across Sheffield’s state of the art venues.

Taking part in exercise doesn’t always mean you have to keep physically fit. Being active can really improve our wellbeing – even if it means making sure you take a walk around campus on your break.

If you been inspired by the achievements of the University at the BUCS Nationals, you can get involved with some of our free Sporticipate classes! Or, if you’re interested in joining a team at the University, you can check out the Sport website for more details.