Five Anglia Ruskin students qualify for European University Games

Published: 22 March 2018 at 11:49

Judoka from Anglia Ruskin University pose with medals

Anglia Ruskin University will have five representatives at the 2018 European University Games in Coimbra, Portugal between 15–28 July.

It is Europe’s largest university sport event of the year and the largest multisport event ever organised in Portugal with over 4,000 student athletes expected to compete in 13 sports.

All of the students qualified for the European competition in judo after finishing on the podium at BUCS Nationals, the biggest competition for university sport in the country.

Msc Computer Science student Mateja Glusac, who won gold at the European University Games, will be looking to retain his title. He qualified for the competition after winning a fourth successive gold medal at BUCS Nationals.

Ryan Burt and Jade Warr both won silver medals and will make their debut at the European University Games in their first year at Anglia Ruskin.

Bsc Sport Science third year, Billy Goldsmith who medalled at BUCS for the second year running, will look to better his result on the international stage.

Adam Adaman, a second year BSc Business and Law student, made a remarkable comeback from injury to get a bronze medal and qualify for the European University Games for the second year in a row.

James Barclay, High Performance Sport Co-Ordinator at Anglia Ruskin University, said: 

"I’m delighted for our scholars who have put a lot of hard work over the past year.

“This year we won seven medals at BUCS Nationals which is our biggest medal haul ever in the competition. 

“We have a real depth of talent at Anglia Ruskin with students competing at the highest level whether they’re first year students or are about to graduate."