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Athlete Profile - Remi Rufus-Toye

Name: Remi Rufus-Toye

College: Jesus

Studying: Medicine (BA in Neuroscience)

School: Tiffin School


When and how did you get into sport?

“I started becoming interested in strength training when it was introduced to me by friends at 6th form. I was then lucky enough to meet a competitive powerlifter at the home gym I started to train at. He kindly paved the way into the start of my powerlifting carer.”


What are your top sporting achievements?

Winning Junior Nationals in the U66 class in 2019


What is your advice for balancing sport and academia?

“For me, routine has been key to balancing both sport and studies. Sticking to a routine can sometimes be tough at university where it feels like you may be missing out on other fun opportunities. But on the whole, it's definitely possible to strike a balance and still enjoy a mostly normal student life. University sports also creates an amazing community, making it a great place to push your sporting carer.”


What has the support from UCAPP meant to you?

“Being a part of UCAPP has made a world of difference to my athletic carer. I've really enjoyed working with a team of professionals including a nutritionist, physiotherapist and sports psychologist. They've really helped me to achieve a more holistic approach to powerlifting, keeping me injury free, optimally fuelled, and my mind on the game. I've also really appreciated the support from the lifestyle advisors/mentors from the UCAPP team; the pressures of high performance sports can definitely build up. Training has been progressing faster than ever this season thanks to the help of UCAPP. I'm looking forward to a time when competition returns so I can prove these gains on the platform.”