Published: 23 February 2015 at 12:04
Judokas celebrate success at university national championships
Anglia Ruskin University is celebrating an impressive eight-medal haul for its Judokas at the 2015 British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) Nationals in Sheffield.
Students Mateja Glusac and Matt Kavanagh both took home golds in the men’s under-90kg and men’s under-81kg events respectively and qualified for the European University Championships in Reims, France, later this year. Tara Fitzjohn, Lee Carder and Karlo Lackovic won silver, while Andre Rosa, Janaina Magalhaes and Armani Alonso-Young received bronze medals.
21-year-old Computer Science student Mateja, originally from Belgrade, saw off the challenge of Rhys Thompson of Loughborough University in his final. He said:
Matt Kavanagh, from Hornchurch, triumphed over fellow Anglia Ruskin student Karlo Lackovic in his final, following up his gold medal last year. The 21-year-old Law student and Sports Scholar said:
There was also a notable performance from mascot Ruskin the Rhino, who finished 6th in the colourful mascot race, thanks to an impressive sprint finish. A video clip of the race can be viewed here.
Martin Beaver, Head of Sport and Active Anglia, said: