Following three days of non-stop action at the 2024 BUCS Nationals, we reflect on yet another spectacular showcase of UK university sport.

More than 4,000 determined student-athletes traveled to the city of Sheffield, England this past weekend to compete for gold in their individual championships, all of which collectively shape the annual spectacle recognized as the BUCS Nationals.

With the return of Fencing and Karate, the 2024 BUCS Nationals boasted a record-breaking six Championship events including Badminton, Indoor Athletics, Long Course Swimming, and Climbing.

Over 120 institutions were proudly represented by talented students in pursuit of national glory during a weekend that featured record-breaking performances, with new champions crowned and titles retained.

We take a look at how the 2024 BUCS Nationals unfolded and celebrate the students who claimed gold in all six Championship events.

2024 BUCS Nationals Results

Indoor Athletics Championships

Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th

Track Champions

Event Men’s Champion Women’s Champion
60m Stephen Baffour De Montfort Alyson Bell Edinburgh
60m Hurdles Daniel Goriola Nottingham Abigail Pawlett Loughborough
Ambulant 60m Thomas Young Loughborough  Ndidikama Okoh Birmingham
200m David Chapman Leeds Beckett Brooke Ironside AECC
4x200m Relay Loughborough Loughborough
400m Alex Rowan Houchin Loughborough Emily Newnham Loughborough
800m Jacob Smith Durham Indienne Marrisse Tracey King Loughborough
1500m Tyler Bilyard Birmingham Alexandra Shipley Oxford
3000m Ethan Hussey Leeds Beckett Alexandra Millard Loughborough

Field Champions

Event Men’s Champion Women’s Champion
Pole Vault Owen Heard Loughborough Jade Spencer-Smith St Mary’s
Shot Put Zac Davies De Montfort Jess Hopkins Brunel
Long Jump Adam Hoole Heriot-Watt Cleo Martin-Evans Birmingham City
Triple Jump Archie Yeo Loughborough  Lily Hulland Loughborough 
High Jump Kimani Jack Birmingham Halle Ferguson Manchester Met
Ambulant Long Jump Ntando Mahlangu Loughborough  Didi Okoh Birmingham
Ambulant Shot Put Sean Peter Delaney Loughborough Lydia Church Loughborough

Loughborough Retain Overall Indoor Athletics Champions Title!

With an incredible 34 medals and 3 Championship records, Loughborough University was once again named the overall champion of the Indoor Athletics Championships. The African Violet retained their title after claiming 15 gold, 13 silver, and 6 bronze medals, finishing ahead of the second-placed University of Birmingham and Brunel University in third.

Badminton Individual Championships

Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th

Event Men’s Champions Women’s Champions
Singles Álvaro Vázquez
Rachel Sugden
Doubles Alex Green & Sai Vishnu Pullela
Kiara Henry & Sophie Watson
Mixed Doubles M. Lozniceriu & Jonty Russ

Karate Championships

Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th

Kata Champions

Class Men’s Champions Women’s Champions
Novice Kata Mark Vitug Nottingham Katherine Galvin Birmingham
Intermediate Kata Theo Gannon Leeds Ho Lai Wing Exeter
Senior Kata James Harrison Nottingham Jordanna Williams Nottingham
Team Kata Dylan Traves, Aron Traves, James Harrison Nottingham

Kumite Champions

Class (m) (w) Men’s Champions Women’s Champions
Novice (-70) (-57) Rajan Sidhu Birmingham Laura Hudson Nottingham Trent
Novice (-80) (-63) Stefan Nieboer Exeter Katy Oates Nottingham
Novice (+80) (+63) Duran Asua Nottingham Trent Neha Nair Birmingham 
Senior (-60) (-50) Adam Hamill Edinburgh Niamh Cosgrove Loughborough
Senior (-67) (-55) Rory Kavanagh Hartpury Rosie Monk Hertfordshire
Senior (-75) (-61) James Walker Nottingham Jasmine Pomoroy Warwick
Senior (-84) (-68) Cameron Furness Edinburgh Napier Holly Buchanon Edinburgh
Senior (+84) (+68) Antoine Pinardin Edinburgh Niamh Junner Glasgow
Team Kumite Nottingham Nottingham

Climbing Championships

Saturday 24th February

Title Men’s Champions Women’s Champions
Individual Joe Xiberras Leeds Louise Flockhart Newcastle
Team Sheffield Sheffield

Long Course Swimming Championships

Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th


Distance Men’s Champions Women’s Champions
50m David Cumberlidge Edinburgh Kornelia Fiedkiewicz Loughborough
100m Alex Cohoon Loughborough  Kornelia Fiedkiewicz Loughborough
200m Felix Auboeck Loughborough Freya Colbert Loughborough
400m Relay Tom Carswell, Archie Goodburn, Scott Gibson, David Cumberlidge Loughborough Harriet Rogers, Sophie De Groot, Freya Colbert, Kornelia Fiedkiewicz Loughborough
800m Daniel Wiffen Loughborough Fleur Lewis Loughborough
1500m Daniel Wiffen Loughborough  Fleur Lewis Loughborough


Distance Men’s Champions Women’s Champions
50m Archie Goodburn Edinburgh  Tatiana Belonogoff Loughborough
100m Greg Butler Loughborough  Angharad Evans Stirling
200m Greg Butler Loughborough Kara Hanlon Edinburgh


Distance Men’s Champions Women’s Champions
50m Josh Gammon Bath Keanna Macinnes Stirling
100m Lewis Fraser Swansea  Keanna Macinnes Stirling
200m Josh Gammon Bath Keanna Macinnes Stirling


Distance Men’s Champions Women’s Champions
50m Conor Ferguson Loughborough  Lauren Cox Loughborough
100m Oliver Morgan Birmingham  Lauren Cox Loughborough
200m Oliver Morgan Birmingham Honey Osrin Loughborough


Distance Men’s Champions Women’s Champions
200m IM Charlie Hutchison Loughborough  Katie Shanahan Stirling
400m IM Max Litchfield Guest  Freya Colbert Loughborough
400m Team Conor Ferguson, Greg Butler, Luke Ibbeson, Alex Cohoon Loughborough Katie Shanahan, Angharad Evans, Keanna Macinnes, Evie Davis Stirling
400m Mixed Honey Osrin, Greg Butler, Luke Ibbeson, Kornelia Fiedkiewicz Loughborough

Loughborough University Retain Overall Long Course Swimming Title

With an impressive total of 49 medals, including 27 golds, Loughborough University once again asserted its dominance in this year’s Championships, breaking multiple BUCS records on the way to being crowned the overall winners of the 2024 BUCS Long Course Swimming Championships.

Learn more about the sports played at BUCS Nationals

The BUCS Nationals is a highly competitive event, and many of the students who compete are among the best in their respective sports. The event provides an opportunity for student-athletes to showcase their skills and compete on the national stage, while also representing their universities.

While the BUCS Nationals offers a platform for elite student-athletes, BUCS also caters to students of varying abilities, offering them opportunities to engage in competitions such as leagues or cup events while pursuing their studies.

Click below to learn more about each of the sports featured in this year’s Nationals below.

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