University of Wolverhampton students will be competing
at the brand new Olympic Stadium this weekend in a national
The students will be taking part in the British Universities and
Colleges Sports (BUCS) Visa Outdoor Athletics Championships at the
Olympic Stadium in London from 4 -7 May, 2012.
They will be up against students from universities around the
country at the London 2012 test event, which is the culmination of
this year’s Universities Week, and 40,000 spectators are expected
at Saturday night’s event.
Wolverhampton students competing include the University’s
Sportsperson of the Year Jarryd Dunn, who won gold at the 400m at
the BUCS Indoor Athletics Championships in February.
Other strong medal hopes include David Lima in the Men’s 200m,
who won silver at this event last year, and Jade Moore in the
There will also be competitors in the Men’s 100m and Long Jump
and the Women’s 100m, 200m, Triple Jump and Long Jump.
Faye Haworth, Student Sports Coordinator from the Students’
Union, said: “It’s really exciting for our students to get the
chance to compete at the Olympic Stadium ahead of this summer’s
Games. We’ve got some strong hopefuls so we will all have our
fingers crossed for them and we’ll be cheering them on.
“It should be an awe-inspiring experience for the competitors,
and maybe one day some of them will get to line up in a future
Director of Sport, Mike Chamberlain, added: “We’re really proud
of our sportsmen and women’s achievements and getting to compete at
the new Olympic Stadium should give them extra inspiration to
Taking place in the Olympic Stadium from 4 - 7 May, the BUCS
Visa Outdoor Athletics Championships will see up to 1,200 athletes
from all over the UK competing for glory across 15 disciplines in
The Championships are a London 2012 test event as part of the
London Prepares series.
Universities Week aims to increase public awareness of the wide
and varied role of the UK’s universities. This year’s campaign will
look at the contribution that universities make – and have always
made – to the Olympic movement, the sports industry and society as
Throughout the week universities across the UK will be
showcasing the diverse ways in which universities have engaged with
the Olympic and Paralympic Games– from sports training, research
and development to the university-led Cultural Olympiad and
volunteering projects that will support the London 2012 sporting
For more information visit: www.BUCS.org
Details about Universities Week are available at: www.universitiesweek.org.uk
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Date Issued: Wednesday, 02 May 2012
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