An evening to celebrate the achievements and successes of our Imperial Athletes

Imperial Athletes Sports Awards was held on Thursday 16 June 2022 to celebrate athletes from across our clubs for their outstanding dedication, sporting excellence, and commitment.

Our athletes recorded the College’s best ever results in the national BUCS tournament, and we are now the home of 20 BUCS League Champion teams.

In a fitting finale to such a successful season, we were able to celebrate our athletes in-person once again at Sports Awards 2022. Our winners and noteworthy contributors are outlined below.

BUCS Highlights

BUCS nationally, a College record.

BUCS points overall.

BUCS league champions.

Noteworthy Achievements

  • Dodgeball Women’s 1s - National Championship Handball Men’s 1s - National Championship
  • Fencing Women’s 2s - South Eastern Conference Cup Hockey Women’s 1s - South Eastern Conference Cup

  • Archie Platt, Gold in Judo
  • George Doran, Gold in Taekwondo
  • Wim Geberbauer, Gold in Taekwondo
  • Nicole Olagesin, Silver in Taekwondo
  • Oliver Barbaresi, Bronze in Athletics
  • Ignacio Bricchi, Bronze in Taekwondo
  • Oliver Fazzio, Bronze in Taekwondo
  • Shehnaz Cuerdo, Bronze in Taekwondo

Scholar Achievements

  • Isabelle Whiteley, Ice Hockey - Selected for Team GB Olympic Qualifiers
  • Archie Platt, Judo - Won BUCS 2021-22 Judo Championships; 2nd in British Judo Championships
  • Jan Geberbauer, Taekwondo - BUTL World Championships, Gold and Silver; Semi Finals of BUCS Taekwondo Winter Championships 2021-22 (sparring); Bronze in BUCS Taekwondo Winter Championships 2021-22 (Patterns)
  • Mihaly Ormay, Orienteering - Selected for University World Championships
  • Joaquin Bello, Beach Volleyball - Bronze in Beach Volleyball at the Commonwealth Games
  • Claire Baker, Anna Rydlova & Yan Qiao Soh, Ultimate Frisbee - Selected for World Club Games
  • Emily Southern, Fencing - Selected for Commonwealth Fencing Championships in the Epee
  • Sherry Yuqing Xu, Fencing - Bronze Medal in GB Cup Women’s Foil 2022 Anna Palmer, Canoeing - Won the selection event over the 5km 2022
  • Melissa Hexter, Power Lifting - Won Gold at the IPF World Bench Press Championships 2022; European Champion at the European Classic Powerlifting Championships; Won Gold and broke British Record at British Classic Bench Press Championships
  • Oli Barbaresi, Middle Distance Running - Bronze in BUCS Indoor Championships


Sports Awards Winners

Coach of the Year - Luke Johnstone, Women’s Football (award collected on behalf of Luke)

Sportsman of the Year - Elliot Quiesser de Stockalper, Handball

Outstanding Contribution - Sherry Yuqing Xu, Fencing

Participation - Cricket

Rising Star - Lachlan Jarvis, Fencing

Sports Club Member of the Year - Adam Moorcroft, Medics Football

Sportswoman of the Year - Melissa Hexter, Barbell

Student Club of the Year - Imperial College Rugby

Team of the Year - Dodgeball Women's 1s