News Archive, Month: July 2009

Thornley rows to gold at Under-23 World Champs

29 July 2009

University of Bath-based rower Victoria Thornley is celebrating gold at the Under-23 World Rowing Championships. Thornley, who trains at the University of Bath and Minerva Bath Rowing Club, struck gold with the British women’s eight at the competition in Racice, the Czech Republic at the weekend. It is the first time a British women’s eight have won World Championship gold at any level. The performance is all the more remarkable as 21-year-old Thornley has only...

University students in action as England thrash the USA

18 July 2009

University of Bath students Natasha Hunt, Nicola Hoole and Davinia Monteiro all played crucial roles in England rugby under-20s’ 110-0 thrashing of their USA counterparts. The game proved to be a showcase of English rugby and a dramatic end to the Women’s Under-20s Nations Cup Campaign. Hosted by Brunel University, England faced other U20 squads from Canada, USA and Wales over a two-week period and dominated the tournament from the beginning, winning the pool games...

University of Bath to host British team preparation camps ahead of London 2012 Paralympic Games

16 July 2009

The University of Bath has welcomed today's (Thursday) announcement that it has been chosen to host the British Paralympic team's preparation camps in the build-up to the London 2012 Paralympic Games. ParalympicsGB athletes, coaches and support staff will attend the preparation camps at the University of Bath's Claverton campus between now and London 2012, as well as in the immediate lead up to the Games. ParalympicsGB selected Bath to host its preparation camps in an...

Bath-based players contest their first beach volleyball World Champs

08 July 2009

Four Bath-based beach volleyball players made their debut appearances at the World Championships in Stavanger, Norway. Both Lucy Boulton & Denise Johns and Zara Dampney & Shauna Mullin contested the opening pool stages of the competition. They were the first British teams to compete at the beach volleyball World Championships for a decade. British Volleyball’s beach volleyball programme is based at the University of Bath. Boulton and Johns started their campaign in pool E with...

Bronze for Harris at European Championships

07 July 2009

Team Bath judo player Darrren Harris struck bronze at the visually impaired European Championships in Hungary. Harris, who represented Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, beat Ilkin Alishov of Azerbaijan in the bronze medal contest at the championships in Debrecen. He started his campaign in the under-66kg class with a bye and then beat Spain’s Antonio Lopez in the second round. But defeat at the hands of Russia’s Nukh Salikhov saw Harris go...

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