News Archive, Month: May 2009

Emily and Chris celebrate circuit successes

28 May 2009

Team Bath players Emily Hollis and Chris Coles were both triumphant in the finals of Badminton England’s Yehlex Under-18 Circuit competitions. The pair, who are both Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) students at the University of Bath, collected doubles titles at the climax to the under-18 circuit season at Milton Keynes. The competitions featured the top-four ranked pairings at the end of the circuit tournaments. Emily Hollis and her partner Amber Gregory beat Natasha...

Freeman-Pask prepares for season-opening World Cup

28 May 2009

University of Bath graduate Adam Freeman-Pask represents Great Britain at the first rowing World Cup of the year, which gets underway in Banyoles, Spain tomorrow (Friday). Freeman-Pask trained under Paul Stannard while studying at the University, from which he graduated with a degree in Natural Sciences in 2006. The 23-year-old will race in the lightweight single scull in Banyoles. The GB Rowing Squad is supported by the National Lottery Sports Fund as part of UK...

Mariana reigns in Spain

27 May 2009

Team Bath badminton player Mariana Agathangelou scored one of the biggest successes of her career to date by winning the Spanish Open mixed doubles title partnering Robin Middleton. The University of Bath Coach Education and Sports Development student and her partner collected the title by comfortably beating India’s Arun Vishnu and Aparna Balan 21-16, 21-15 in the final. The unseeded pair went through the tournament in Madrid without losing a single game. They had already...

Sports scientists support proud Lion Lee

15 May 2009

Sports scientists at the University of Bath have been helping Bath and England rugby player Lee Mears ensure he arrives in South Africa in top shape for the forthcoming British Lions tour. Mears has been preparing for the challenge with training sessions in a hypoxic chamber at the University ahead of the Lions’ battles against the world champions. The chamber simulates training at altitude, where air contains lower levels of oxygen. The air in the...

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