Athletics

Richard Yates

Sport/event: Athletics, 400m hurdles

Date of Birth: 26 January 1986

Coached by: Malcolm Arnold

Biography:

Richard already has one Commonwealth Games under his belt.

He was selected to represent England at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi and won a bronze medal in the 4×400 metre relay and finished fifth in the 400m hurdles.

Richard studied Law at University of Leeds and graduated in 2007. He completed his Legal Practice Course at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2011 and is now a qualified solicitor specialising in Sports Law and Commercial Disputes.

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Andrew Robertson

Sport/Event: Athletics; 100m, 4x100m relay, 200m

Date and place of Birth: 17 December 1990, Manchester

Coached by: Daniel Cossins

Clubs: Sale Harriers Manchester

Biography:

Andrew is another Dan Cossins trained athlete here at the University of Bath.

An explosive 100m sprinter, Andrew has won medals both domestically and on the continent.

Career highlights:

Selected to represent England at Glasgow Commonwealth Games, 2014
Bronze - 100m, Sainsbury’s British championships, 2013
Silver - 4x100m, European U23 championships 100m, 2011
Bronze - 4x100m, European Athletics Junior championships, 2009
Silver - 200m, European Youth Olympic Festival 2007

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Emily Diamond

Sport/Event: Athletics; 200m, 400m, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay

Date and place of Birth: 11 June 1991, Bristol

Coached by: Dan Cossins

Clubs: Bristol & West

Biography:

Emily took up athletics while at school in Bristol and now trains here at the University of Bath, returning to her former coach Dan Cossins after graduating from Loughborough University.

Emily was a shock inclusion in the Olympic 4x400m relay after her surprise fourth-place finish at the trials in Birmingham.

She had never run competitively over 400m until 2012 and had just...

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Sophie Papps

Sport/Event: Athletics; 60m, 100m, 200m

Date and place of Birth: 6 October 1994

Coached by: Dan Cossins

Clubs: Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow

Biography:

Sprinter Sophie trains here at the University of Bath under the watchful eye of Dan Cossins.

A hugely promising young athlete, she’s already represented Great Britain and Northern Ireland at IAAF Indoor Championships and won European and national junior championship medals.

Career highlights:

Selected to represent England at Glasgow Commonwealth Games, 2014
Silver - European Junior Championships 100m, 2013
Gold - 100m, U20 National Championships,...

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Jazmin Sawyer

Sport/Event: Long jump

Date and place of Birth: 21 May 1994, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire

Clubs: City of Stoke and University of Bristol

Biography:

Law student Jazmin does some of her training here at Team Bath.

The multi-talented athlete started out competing in bobsleigh, winning silver at the Winter Youth Olympics in 2012, before moving to heptathlon and eventually concentrating solely on long jump.

It wasn’t long before Jazmin was ranked the number one junior long jumper in the world, after jumping a massive personal best at the Olympic...

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