News Archive, Month: June 2010

10-strong British pentathlon team prepares for European Champs

30 June 2010

Pentathlon GB has announced a 10-strong British team to compete at the 2010 modern pentathlon European Championships in Hungary. Four senior athletes – Heather Fell, Mhairi Spence, Katy Livingston and Louise Helyer - have been selected to compete in the women’s individual competition. Samantha Murray, Katy Burke and Freyja Prentice, who are all still juniors, will represent Great Britain in the team relay. All seven are currently in the top-32 in the world rankings. Beijing...

Richard Gabb through to second round at Wimbledon as Toby Martin secures first ATP ranking

30 June 2010

Team Bath Tennis Academy player Richard Gabb and former Team Bath player Ashley Hewitt swept aside their opponents in the opening round of their boys’ doubles match at Junior Wimbledon this afternoon (Wednesday) The unseeded pair beat New Zealand’s Sebastian Lavie and Argentina’s Renzo Olivo 6-3, 6-2 on court six to set up a second round tie against number two seeds Damir Dzumhur from Boznia & Herzegovina and Mate Pavic from Croatia. Gabb, now 18,...

Jack Preece

29 June 2010

Sport/Event > Sailing - Laser Radial Date and Place of Birth > Coached by > Date Arrived at Team Bath > September 2013 Occupation > Student Biography > Finished second overall at the 2012 UK National & Open Laser Championships, making the highest placed under-19 sailor. He went on to  represent Great Britain at the 2012 World Laser Radial Youth Championships in Australia, finishing 35th. Jack is studying for a Civil Engineering degree at the...

Ghanaian judo player strikes World Cup bronze

28 June 2010

Team Bath judo player Emmanuel Nartey has collected his second World Cup medal and taken a step closer to competing at his first Olympic Games. The 27-year-old Ghanaian trains at the world-leading facilities at the University of Bath and services in the British Army. He has just won a bronze medal in the under-73kg class at the Margarita Island judo World Cup in Venezuela. It was his second World Cup medal following his gold in...

Georgina Povall

16 June 2010

Sport/Event > Sailing - Laser Radial Date and Place of Birth > Coached by > Date Arrived at Team Bath > September 2013 Course of Study > Economics Club > Occupation > Student Biography > Georgina is a member of British Sailing Team's Podium Potential squad and in 2012 she proudced the best result of her career to date by winning bronze at the World Youth Championships. It was Britain's first medal at the competition...

British trio to make World Cup Final debuts in Moscow

11 June 2010

Three young British athletes will make their modern pentathlon World Cup Final debuts later this month (19-20 June). Freyja Prentice, Samantha Murray and Katy Burke feature in a five-strong British team for the competition in Moscow.  They will be joined by Sam Weale and Nick Woodbridge, who contest the men's event. Prentice, Murray and Burke had to hold off a strong challenge from some of Britain"s more experienced pentathletes, including Beijing 2008 Olympians Heather Fell...

MBE for Amy Williams in Queen’s Birthday Honours

10 June 2010

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games gold medallist Amy Williams said she is thrilled to be made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Amy struck gold in the skeleton at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.  She became Britain’s first individual gold medallist at an Olympic Winter Games for 30 years and the first British woman individual gold medallist for 58 years. The 27-year-old University of Bath graduate, who trains at the University, said:...

Lizzy Rees

10 June 2010

Sport/Event > Field Archery Date and Place of Birth > Coached by > Date Arrived at Team Bath > September 2013 Course of Study > Sports Performance Club > Biography > An archer since she was four, Lizzy made her GB debut aged 14 and holds or has broken more than 50 British records. She was a member of the British team that struck gold at the 2012 World Archery Field Championships in France. Lizzy...

Michael Wright

06 June 2010

Sport/Event > Football Performance Squad Date and Place of Birth > 1990, Basingstoke, UK Height > 180cm Weight > 85kg Coached by > Matt Hale and Ian Thompson Date Arrived at Team Bath > July 2009 Course of Study > Sports performance Length of Course > 3 years Clubs > Team Bath QPR Frome Occupation > Student Biography > Utility defender

Fergus Ryan

06 June 2010

Sport/Event > Downhill Mountain Biking Date and Place of Birth > Coached by > Date Arrived at Team Bath > September 2013 Course of Study > Sports Performance Occupation > Student Biography > Fergus Ryan is studying Sports Performance here at the University of Bath. When he's not studying, Fergus also races Downhill Mountain Bikes. He has been competing in the sport since he was 16 and has gone onto reach a European standard that...

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