News Archive, Month: September 2008

Ben Rushgrove

Games over for silver medallist Rushgrove

12 September 2008

After storming to a sensational silver in the T36 100m final on his Paralympic debut, the University of Bath's Ben Rushgrove has today learned that he will not be competing in Monday's 200m heats. The 20 year old sprinter aggravated a foot injury in his medal winning display and walked up to collect his medal on crutches. He could have risked long term damage and decided not to compete on the advice of the ParalympicsGB...

Ben Rushgrove with medal

Team Bath’s Rushgrove takes silver in Beijing

09 September 2008

Super University of Bath student Ben Rushgrove stormed to 100m silver in the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing earlier today, bringing Britain's athletics squad a little ray of light on a gloomy morning. Rushgrove won Britain's first track medal of the day when he powered to second in the T36 100m behind Ukraine's Roman Pavlyk. The 20-year-old Team Bath ahlete responded superbly after a sluggish start and with a late surge grabbed the silver in...

University of Bath based athletes to represent ParalympicsGB in Beijing

06 September 2008

Tomorrow sees the start of competition at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, where several University of Bath based athletes will be representing Britain. Sprinter Ben Rushgrove and his coach Rob Ellchuk, swimmer Kate Grey and judo player Darren Harris will be going into action less than two weeks after the University of Bath based Craig Pickering, Dale Garland, Mark Foster and the entire Team GB modern pentathlon contingent returned from competing in the able-bodied Games....

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