31 medals in total have been won by athletes from 15 different universities at the EUSA Championships so far. Three in table tennis, three in kickboxing, two in karate, two in judo and nine in taekwondo, with over a third of the delegation winning silverware and 12 in badminton split between two universities.
In taekwondo, we have seen students from nine universities return home with medals. The diverse list is made up of: Anglia Ruskin University, Middlesex University, Northumbria University, Teesside University, University of Glasgow, University of Nottingham, University of Portsmouth, University of Salford and University of Strathclyde.
Over on the court, University of Nottingham and University of Warwick completed a historic Great Britain 1-2 in the badminton team event with the club from the East Midlands pipping their West Midlands rivals, who were making their debut on the European stage, to take the gold medal.
Speaking about the victories, BUCS medallist from the University of Nottingham Sian Kelly said, “It’s been such an amazing trip for me and the team. Coming away with five golds, a silver and two bronzes as a team is something I know every single one of us is beyond proud of. To be back-to-back champion in two events is something I could have only dreamt of before I left.”
Following a memorable first ever European appearance for University of Warwick badminton, Head Coach Nic Strange commented, “This has been a historic year for Warwick and it's all down to the motivation and support from all the players and staff involved. To achieve a silver medal at the European University Championships was unthinkable four years ago when the programme was established but we did it in our first ever EUSA. I couldn't be prouder of all the players and the dedication shown to get us here. BUCS have been instrumental in supporting us before and during the event, and it wouldn't have been possible without them”.
The full list of EUSA medallists
Women’s singles - Jiaqi Meng, University of Nottingham
Women’s doubles - Jiaqi Meng and Denise Payet, University of Nottingham
Women’s team - University of Nottingham
Mixed team - University of Nottingham
Mixed doubles - Sam Smith and Sian Kelly, University of Nottingham
Women’s doubles - Sian Kelly and Kirby Ngan, University of Nottingham
Men’s doubles - Sam Smith and Harry Goode, University of Nottingham
Men’s singles - Harry Huang, University of Nottingham
Mixed team - University of Warwick
Men’s doubles - Raymond Chong and Perry Ng, University of Nottingham
Mixed doubles - Harry Lines and Vicky Liang, University of Nottingham
Men’s doubles - Sam O’Brien Ricketts and Kelvin Ho, University of Warwick
Men’s doubles - Scott Oates and Andy Oates, University of Warwick
Men’s singles - Sam Ricketts, University of Warwick
Women’s singles - Kirby Ngan, University of Nottingham
Women’s -48kg - Ashleigh Barnikel, Cardiff Met University
Women’s -52kg - Tatum Keen, University of the West of England
Men’s -68kg - Matt Howell, University of Nottingham
Men’s -58kg - Zack Sarsoza, University of Salford
Women’s +73kg - Amy Bone, Teesside University
Men’s Recognised Poomsae - Maximo Libid, Anglia Ruskin University
Women’s -57kg - Elisha Shaw, University of Glasgow
Men’s -63kg - Ericas Luckauskas, University of Portsmouth
Women’s -67kg - Simone Abley, Northumbria University
Women’s +73kg - Boutaina Mbarki, Middlesex University
Men’s -74kg - Lucian Procopciuc, University of Strathclyde
Men’s kata team - James Harrison, Dylan Traves and Aron Traves, University of Nottingham (the highest kata team placing ever)
Men’s kata individual - James Harrison, University of Nottingham
Women's KL -65kg - Georgia Spry, Cardiff University
Men's PF -84kg - James Meekin, University of Sussex
Men's PF -74kg - Cameron Milne, University of Warwick
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