Published: 21 March 2011 at 13:03
Team toast Sheffield success while Williams takes home individual gold
Anglia Ruskin University’s judo team swept to victory in the British University and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Championships in Sheffield on Sunday, beating Loughborough University 3-2 in the final.
The team had already tasted success the previous day with British No 1 Danny Williams winning gold in the U73kg individual category.
Captained by former French junior international Nicolas Antolinos, Anglia Ruskin emerged victorious from the 18-team competition and in the process ended the University of Bath’s seven-year winning run.
Anglia Ruskin beat Strathclyde and Nottingham 5-0, edged out Manchester 3-2 and saw off London Imperial 4-1 in the group stages, before defeating Birmingham 4-1 in the quarter-finals.
They had expected to take on the formidable University of Bath in the last four. However, a shock result gave Anglia Ruskin the opportunity to face Edinburgh, who they beat 4-1 to secure a place in the final.