Medal success for team LSBU at BUCS NationalsWeekend of sport marks LSBU's best performance at the British Universities and Colleges Sport Nationals with two silvers, one bronze and a BUCS Nationals record
An outstanding weekend of sport on 17-19 February saw team LSBU claim three medals at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Nationals - returning with two silver and one bronze medal - marking LSBU’s best performance at BUCS Nationals in seven years.
Competing across a range of championships including badminton, swimming, judo, karate, athletics and trampolining, the 15 athletes from LSBU joined over 6,000 other students for three action-packed days of sport.
Winning the first medal of the tournament for team LSBU, Academy Elite Sports Scholar, Yasmin Miller, narrowly missed out on gold in the Women’s 60m hurdles by 0.01 second. Yasmin has represented England and Great Britain internationally on numerous occasions and her name also made the record books over the weekend, as she broke the BUCS Nationals record in her semi-final race.
In an impressive feat, with trampolining only formally introduced at LSBU this year, Nicola Richmond, also an Elite Sports Scholar, was awarded bronze in the highly competitive Elite Women’s Trampolining championship. On the same day in the martial arts arena, Reisha Hull secured the hat-trick for team LSBU, picking up the silver in the under 68kg category Kumite Karate Women’s Final. Reisha has now qualified to represent LSBU at the European University Sports Association Games in Portugal in July.
Iain Killoughery, Senior Operations Manager at LSBU’s Academy of Sport said: “I was blown away by Yasmin’s performance in the semi-final, where she broke the Championship record. This was an amazing performance and one which has written her name into the history books.
“LSBU is continuing to improve its sporting provision, which is demonstrated by the achievement of our athletes in these Championships, and we hope this success will inspire more to get involved and find out how our Academy of Sport can really enrich their university experience.”