News Archive, Month: November 2009

Nartey wins World Cup gold

26 November 2009

Team Bath judo player Emmanuel Nartey has won his first World Cup title, taking gold at Apia in Samoa. Nartey beat Chinese fighter Qindong Zeng in the under-73kg class final to win the title. Nartey, who serves in the British Army and represents Ghana, was trailing the Chinese player with 30 seconds of the final remaining – but then threw him for a contest-winning Ippon score. “It’s the first time I’ve won a World Cup,”...

Seventh for Kate and Jan

23 November 2009

University of Bath students Kate Walker and Jan Gosiewski both finished just outside the medals in seventh place at the European Under-23 Judo Championships in Turkey. Pharmacy student Walker won the opening two contests in her pool in the women’s under-63kg class, beating Andreja Dakovic of Croatia and Ivana Komlosiova of Slovakia, before going down to Hungary’s Eszter Gaspar, who went on to win bronze. That put Walker in the repechage, but she lost out...

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Beach volleyball to make beach polo debut at Sandbanks Slam

19 November 2009

The thrills and spills of beach volleyball will be on display when the sport makes its debut at the 2010 British Beach Polo Championships at Sandbanks Beach in Poole. Players from Team Bath will feature in an exhibition match with an international flavour, the Sandbanks Slam, which will take place at the championships on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th July. Both days of the championships will feature action from the Team Bath partnering Oakley exhibition...

Jan and Kate set for Under-23 Euro Champs

18 November 2009

Two University of Bath students are set to compete for Great Britain at the Under-23 European Judo Championships, which take place in Turkey this weekend. Medical Engineering student Jan Gosiewski competes in the men’s under-73kg class while Kate Walker (pictured), who is studying for a Pharmacy degree, goes in the women’s under-63kg class. They are joined in the GB team by Sports Performance graduate Gemma Gibbons, who graduated from the university in the summer. The...

Brits secure bronze medal and two top-six spots in opening round of Skeleton World Cup

13 November 2009

Britain’s sliders made a strong start to their 2009/10 Skeleton World Cup campaign with a bronze medal and fourth and sixth place finishes in Park City, the USA yesterday (Thursday). Kristan Bromley, a double Olympian and Britain’s 2008 World and European Champion, took bronze in the men’s competition. He moved up from fifth place after the first of two runs to secure a podium position. Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games silver medallist Shelley Rudman, the...

Bronze for coxless pair

05 November 2009

Charlotte Lang and Nikki Godbold stormed their way to an impressive bronze medal at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Small Boats Head event in Lincolnshire. The Bath University Boat Club pair’s medal-winning performance in the women’s coxless pair was all the more remarkable as it was their first session rowing together. Lang, who is studying Politics with International Relations at the University of Bath, stepped in to partner Godbold (Mathematical Sciences) after Amelda...

100 days to go to Vancouver 2010

04 November 2009

With 100 days to go to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Britain’s top skeleton sliders are getting to grips with the track that will host the skeleton competition at the Games. The 2010 Olympic Winter Games get underway 100 days from today on 12 February, with the skeleton races taking place on 18 and 19 February. Britain’s skeleton athletes are currently taking part in the Fédération Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing (FIBT) international...

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