News Archive, Month: August 2008

Heather Fell with silver medal 2008

Fell achieves silver success in Beijing

22 August 2008

TeamGB's Heather Fell made sure of continuing the nation's outstanding Olympic track record in modern pentathlon by winning silver today. The medal; coming on the back of Steph Cook and Kate Allenby's gold and bronze in Sydney and George Harland's bronze in Athens; is a tribute to the PentathlonGB programme which is run from the University of Bath Sports Training Village's specialist sports facilities by Performance Director Jan Bartu and his team of coaches. Fell...

Sam Weale Modern Pentathlete

Action imminent for Team GB’s University of Bath based modern pentathlon contingent

20 August 2008

University of Bath based Nick Woodbridge and Sam Weale will tomorrow become the first male modern pentathletes to represent Team GB at an Olympic Games since Atlanta 1996. The action begins for Team Bath's Katy Livingston and Heather Fell; the following day (Friday 22 August) with the start of the women's event. Team GB has a formidable Olympic track record, having won half of the medals on offer since the women's event was added to...

Sports Training Village aerial view

Wealth of Olympic talent based at University of Bath

14 August 2008

A total of nine athletes and four coaches representing three countries competing at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games train at the University of Bath's state of the art facilities. Beijing 2008 was the fifth Olympic experience for University of Bath Swimming Club's Mark Foster, who was Team GB flag bearer along with Maltese judoka Marcon Bezzina, who had the honour of leading the Maltese contingent out at the Opening Ceremony. The entire Team GB modern...

Mark Foster with flag - Beijing Olympics 2008

University of Bath based duo lead out contingents at spectacular Opening Ceremony

09 August 2008

The University of Bath based duo of swimmer Mark Foster and Judo player Marcon Bezzina stepped out in front of 91,000 screaming spectators to lead their contingents into the impressive Bird's Nest Stadium at yesterday's Opening Ceremony. The 38 year old Foster, competes at his fifth Olympic Games flew the flag for Team GB, while Bezzina, who represents Malta for her second consecutive Games had the honour of leading out the Maltese team. "Walking around...

Mark Foster with medals

Team Bath’s Foster to carry flag for Great Britain

06 August 2008

University of Bath-based swimmer Mark Foster has been asked to beflag-bearer for Great Britain at the Opening Ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The news means that he is the second Team Bath athlete at consecutive Games to carry the honour, after Sydney 2000 silver medallist and judo player Kate Howey was bearer at Athens 2004. Foster, who also had the privilege of bearing the flag for England at the Kuala Lumpur 1998 Commonwealth Games,...

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