University-based athletes win three silvers at Paralympic World Cup

02 June 2010

University of Bath-based athletes collected three silver medals at the BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester.

Sprinter Katrina Hart, a University of Bath Sports Performance student, won a brace of silvers in the T36/T37 100m and 200m. She was beaten on both occasions by Germany’s Maria Seifert, the bronze medallist over both distances in the T37 classification at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

There was also a silver in the pool for swimmer Liz Johnson in the multi-disciplinary 100m breaststroke.

Johnson was beaten into second place by British rival Charlotte Henshaw, who broke Johnson’s world record in the process.

The University of Bath has one of the leading university sports departments in the UK. Under its Team Bath brand, its success is based on the expertise and dedication of staff, and its excellent facilities, used by the community and Olympic medal winners alike.

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