What a week of sport it has been for UK universities!

BUCS sporting events continue to dominate the UK university sport headlines as two more Championship tournaments took place this past weekend.

The 2022/23 BUCS Short Course Championships took place in Sheffield at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, a world-class venue for swimming and many other UK university sporting events. With an Olympic-sized pool and seating for over 2,500 spectators, Ponds Forge was the perfect location for students, fans, and university staff to enjoy three days of high-performance swimming.

The action continued outside the pool as the University of Nottingham hosted this year’s Table Tennis Championships. The two-day event, which featured individual and doubles competitions, saw players and teams compete from over 50 universities around the UK.

In our latest update, we bring you all the results from Championships events that have taken place in the last seven days as well as an update on the recent English Universities Sport Netball fixtures.

Short Course Swimming Championships Results

Friday 18th – Sunday 20th November

The first swimming event on the UK university sport calendar is officially in the books as over 1,500 students from universities across the country travelled to Sheffield to compete in this year’s BUCS Short Course Championships.

A staggering 8 records were broken during this year’s event as swimmers raced in a variety of disciplines including freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and medley.

Find out the winner of every race from this year’s Championships including which UK University was crowned Overall Champion in our previous blog via the link below.

BUCS Short Course Championships Results

UK University Table Tennis Championships Results

Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th November

The 2022/23 Table Tennis Championships were contested over two days as men’s and women’s players competed in Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Doubles tournaments.

With a record 380 students and over 50 UK universities being represented in this year’s event, the sport continues to grow at the UK university level.

Held at the University of Nottingham’s, David Ross Sports Village, it was the hosts who dominated this year’s Championships as they claimed all five titles on home soil.

Overall Winners

Event Winner University
Women’s Singles Jiaqi Meng University of Nottingham
Men’s Singles Shayan Siraj University of Nottingham
Women’s Doubles Denise Payet & Jiaqi Meng University of Nottingham
Men’s Doubles Shayan Siraj & Robert Pelc University of Nottingham
Mixed Doubles Jiaqi Meng & Shayan Siraj University of Nottingham
Overall Champions University of Nottingham

Read more about UK University Table Tennis here.

Doubles Delight in UK University Tennis Doubles Championship

Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th November

The BUCS Tennis Doubles Championships took place at The Shrewsbury Club in Shropshire at the weekend and featured some of the most talented university doubles pairs in the U.K.

Women’s Double Champions

It was Camille Townsend and Shura Poppe of Durham University who secured the Women’s Doubles Championships title as they defeated Freya Davies and Orla Cooper of the University of Bath.

Men’s Doubles Champion

The University of Nottingham’s Tom Hands and Caleb Chakravarthi claimed gold in the Men’s Doubles Final.

A three-set thriller saw Nottingham defeat the University of Stirling’s Morag Moore and Liam Hignett, 1-6, 6-2, 10-1.

English Universities Sport Netball vs Scottish Thistles

Saturday 21st November

Student Sport Company partner, English Universities Sport (EUS) were also in action last weekend as their Netball team traveled to Scotland.

EUS provides performance pathways for university students across a range of sports. Their representative teams often test themselves against a variety of professional and amateur clubs, and provide opportunities for students to experience high-level sport outside of UK university competition.

On Saturday (19th), the EUS Netball side recorded convincing wins against both Scottish Thistles U21s and U19s teams.

Read more about our partnership with English Universities Sport here.

Duathlon Championships

Sunday 20th November

The 2022/23 BUCS Duathlon took place at Castle Combe Circuit in Wiltshire. A Duathlon; which comprises of two disciplines, running and cycling is often competed by triathletes due to the nature of the run-bike-run format.

Over 540 athletes took part in the one-day event, representing universities from all over the UK. A total of six races took place on the day including men’s and women’s Individual and Team races, including men’s and women’s para races.

Above: Daniel Coy (Cardiff) secured the Men’s Title after completing the course in 55:06.2, while Phoebe Barker (Cambridge) secured the Women’s Gold with a time of 1:03:25.9.

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