August 2, 2012, by Harry Waddle

Biology graduate wins silver medal!

Biology graduate Chris Bartley has secured the University’s first medal of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Competing in the Men’s Lightweight Four, GB’s rowing team overcame World Champions Denmark on the line to finish just a quarter of a second behind gold medalists South Africa.

After cheering Chris to the line, the University’s Assistant Director of Sport Nige Mayglothling said: “Chris was a real asset to the University Boat Club and a genuinely nice guy to have around when he rowed with us throughout his Under 23 days. I am delighted that he and the lads managed such a great result in a fantastically tight race.”

Chris’s success continues the University’s fine Olympic tradition, which had seen Nottingham claim six Olympic medals between Barcelona 1992 and Beijing 2008. That statistic puts Nottingham seventh on the UK University medal table, and with the likes of Tim Brabants, GB’s hockey teams and David Florence still to compete, hopes are high that more medals will be added this summer.

To find out more about the University’s past Olympic medal success, please visit our online edition of Exchange: London 2012 Olympic Games Special.

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