News Archive, Month: October 2009

Vicky and Erica excel at GB Rowing trials

29 October 2009

University of Bath-based rowers Vicky Thornley and Erica Bodman both produced impressive performances at the first GB Rowing team trials for the 2010 season. Vicky, who has been rowing for less than two years, finished fourth overall - two places higher than at last year’s trials. Vicky’s time of 21:21.7 for the 5000m water time trial was only seven seconds, or less than two per cent, behind that of winner Debbie Flood, the double Olympic...

Six-strong GB team prepare for World Cup challenge

27 October 2009

British Skeleton has named a six-strong team to compete on the World Cup circuit for the first part of the 2009/10 season – a season that culminates in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Shelley Rudman, Britain’s Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games silver medallist, and Amy Williams, silver medallist at the 2009 World Championships, are joined by Donna Creighton in the GB women’s team for the first five World Cup competitions of the season. Former...

Vicky is a big success story

20 October 2009

University of Bath-based rower Vicky Thornley has been named as one of the greatest success stories of recent talent identification schemes. Vicky’s success was highlighted as UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport joined forces to launch Talent 2016: Tall and Talented to find athletes capable of representing and winning medals for Great Britain at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. The 21-year-old, who is a member of the Minerva Bath Rowing Club and...

Badminton at the Team Bath Arena

Japan beat England in action-packed evening of international badminton

17 October 2009

Japan took the honours in an exciting evening of top-flight international badminton at the University of Bath, beating Team England 4-1. England’s sole victory of the evening came in the opening contest of the evening, with  Athens 2004 Olympic silver medallist Nathan Robertson and partner Jenny Wallwork winning the mixed doubles. And the audience at the Sports Training Village also saw 17-year-old Jessica Fletcher make her senior England debut playing in the women’s doubles as...

Nathan and Team England ready to withstand Japan challenge

15 October 2009

Nathan Robertson will make his first home appearance since reaching 100 caps when he represents Team England in the international badminton match with Japan at the University of Bath tomorrow (Fri, 6.45pm). And the 2004 Olympic silver medallist and reigning Commonwealth mixed doubles champion expects Japan to be out for revenge after Center Parcs-supported Team England’s 4-1 win when the two nations last met in the Sudirman Cup world mixed team championships in the Chinese...

Olympic star relishing Bath international contest

12 October 2009

England’s Olympic badminton star Nathan Robertson is convinced that an enthusiastic crowd will give the national team the lift it needs in Bath against a strong Japanese line-up next week (Friday 16 September at 6.45pm) in a preview of what he hopes will be the impact of a home Games in 2012. “We don’t get enough opportunity to play in England in front of a home crowd”, said the Athens Olympic silver medallist about the...

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