Eight golds among 28-medal haul for University of Bath student-athletes at BUCS Nationals 2018

21 February 2018

Student-athletes at the University of Bath won 28 medals across five different sports during a successful visit to Sheffield for the 2018 BUCS Nationals.

Among the eight gold medals was a thrilling 200m title on the athletics track for Beth Close (pictured) after a storming finish. She then anchored the women’s 4x200m relay team to another tremendous victory as they retained the title for Bath.

MJ Church ambassador Anna Hopkin’s 50m freestyle gold was one of four medals the Thompson Education Trust Sporting Scholar won in the Ponds Forge swimming pool.

King Sporting Scholar Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz and Thomas Nash won their respective U63kg titles in the judo competition and there was plenty of success for the University’s karate squad, who were the best-ranked team in the competition. Zachariah Barrow and Anna Blewden both won gold, as did the men’s kumite team.

Roll of honour

  • Beth Close (Sport and Exercise Science) – Women’s 200m: Gold
  • Women’s 4x200m relay: Gold
    • Ellie Bilsland – Health and Exercise Science
    • Georgia Silcox – Sport and Exercise Science
    • Olivia Caesar – Sport and Exercise Science
    • Beth Close
  • Chari Hawkins (International Education & Globalisation) – Women’s 60m hurdles: Silver
  • Chari Hawkins – Women’s Long Jump: Silver
  • Men’s Doubles: Bronze
    • Angus Pederson – Chemical Engineering
    • George Priestman – Sports Performance
  • Women’s Doubles: Bronze
    • Libby Mcmorrow – Economics
    • Devon Minnis – Mathematical Sciences
  • Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz (Sports Performance) – Women (1 Kyu & above) Under 63kg: Gold
  • Thomas Nash (Mathematics) – Men (1 Kyu & above) Under 73kg: Silver
  • Callum Osbourne (Computer Science) – Men (2 Kyu & Below) Under 60kg: Bronze
  • Men’s Judo Team: Bronze
    • Rob Williams
    • Thomas Nash
    • Adomas Puzelvicius – Mathematics and Physics
    • Harry Stone – Sport and Exercise Science
    • Jake Wingrove – Sport and Exercise Science
  • Women’s Judo Team: Bronze
    • Beth Ambrose – Sports Performance
    • Laura Birks – Mathematics
    • Hannah Rogers – Chemistry with Industrial Training
  • Zachariah Barrow (Molecular and Cellular Biology) – Men’s Novice Kumite + 80: Gold
  • Anna Blewden (Natural Sciences) – Women’s Novice Kumite – 63: Gold
  • Men’s Team Kumite: Gold
  • Asuka Peace (Physics) – Women’s Senior Kumite – 61: Silver
  • Women’s Team Kumite: Silver
  • Rina Matsunaga (Politics and International Relations) – Women’s senior Kumite – 55: Bronze
  • Charlie Wedd (Biochemical Engineering) – Men’s Novice Kumite – 80: Bronze
  • Mixed Team Kata: Bronze
Anna Hopkin with her 50m freestyle gold medal at the 2018 BUCS Nationals
Anna Hopkin with her 50m freestyle gold medal at the 2018 BUCS Nationals
  • Anna Hopkin (Sport and Exercise Science) – Women’s Open 50m Freestyle: Gold
  • Tom Derbyshire (Sport and Exercise Science) – Men’s open 1500m Freestyle: Silver
  • Shauntelle Austin (Natural Sciences) – Women’s Open 200m Butterfly: Bronze
  • Jacob Greenow (Natural Sciences) – Men’s Open 200m IM: Bronze
  • Anna Hopkin – Women’s Open 50m Butterfly: Bronze
  • Anna Hopkin – Women’s Open 100m Freestyle: Bronze
  • Oliver Maltby (Economics) – Men’s Open 100m Butterfly: Bronze
  • Men’s open 400m Freestyle team: Bronze
  • Women’s Open 400m Medley team: Bronze
    • Shauntelle Austin
    • Rosie Foden – Health and Exercise Science
    • Anna Hopkin
    • Emily Wood
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