The EUSA Games governed by the European University Sports Association (EUSA) represents the largest European multi-sport student event, and this year is hosted in Lodz, Poland between 17-31 July 2022. The delegation is the largest single British delegation ever, containing 198 athletes across 51 universities in 13 sporting disciplines.
Out of the 13 sports that BUCS athletes will compete in, the combat sport of Taekwondo has the most athletes selected with 43 students heading to Lodz. With ten athletes competing in badminton this summer, and a further 25 competing across five more sports, the University of Nottingham have shown their dominance with a grand total of 35 students selected for the Games.
To add to this, British para-sport history will be made as Shae Thakker (University of Sheffield), Joseph Crouse (Imperial College London) and Ryan Henry (University of the West of Scotland) will become the first ever British Para-Athletes to compete at the EUSA Games.
Always a standout event in BUCS international calendar, the athletes will be looking to better their performance from 2018 when they won an impressive 23 medals.
Vince Mayne, BUCS CEO commented, “The landmark delegation for this year’s EUSA Games shows the ever-increasing high standard of UK university sport. The progress our members have made over the last few years is all the more impressive due to the limited amount of sport that was played in 2019-20 and 2020-21, and they should feel great pride in their efforts and achievements. From badminton and judo to table tennis and climbing, I am extremely proud of each and every athlete and member of support staff heading to Poland in July and I wish them all the best of luck in their respective competitions.”
With just 17 days to go before the Games begin, you can view the full list of selected athletes below: