News Archive, Month: June 2010

Amy honoured to become a Freeman of the City of Bath

05 June 2010

Amy Williams, Britain’s Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games skeleton gold medalist said she felt honoured and privileged to be the first woman to become an Honorary Freeman of the City of Bath. The honour was bestowed upon Amy at a ceremony  at Bath Abbey today (Saturday) and was followed by civic reception at Bath Guildhall. The 27-year-old University of Bath graduate becomes only the fifth person since the Second World War to be made an...

Amy Williams Gold medallist with union jack flag

Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams to become Honorary Freeman of the City of Bath

03 June 2010

Amy Williams, Britain’s Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games golden girl, becomes the first woman to be made an Honorary Freeman of the City of Bath at a ceremony at Bath Abbey on Saturday (5 June). The University of Bath-based athlete struck gold in the skeleton at the Vancouver 2010 Games to become Britain’s first individual Olympic Winter Games gold medallist for 30 years. On Saturday she will join a select list of dignitaries to have...

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...

University players take part in rugby scrum research launch

01 June 2010

University of Bath rugby players helped to launch  a major study into of the rugby scrum that is being carried out by the University of Bath with funding from the International Rugby Board. The two-year study - the Biomechancis of the Rugby Scrum - will drive best practice player welfare policy in this critical area of the game. The project will be lead by Dr Grant Trewartha and Dr Keith Stokes from the University’s Sport,...

Britain’s pentathletes win second gold at European Junior Championships

01 June 2010

Britain’s pentathletes ended their European Junior Championships campaign on a high note by winning their second gold medal of the championships. Katy Burke, Samantha Murray and Lydia Rosling put in a strong all round performance to win the women’s team relay gold at the championships in Golega, Portugal. It was Britain’s second gold and their third medal of the championships. Burke had already won an individual silver medal in Golega while Burke, Murray and Freyja...

Beijing Paralympian to start Olympic Day Run

01 June 2010

The University of Bath will be hosting an Olympic Day Run on behalf of the British Olympic Foundation this year on the 11 June at 11.45am. The annual celebration of Olympic Day (23 June) will include an artist workshop, opportunities to try different sports as well as participating in the official 2010 Olympic Day Run. The Run will be started by Beijing 2008 Paralympian and University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year, Kate Grey,...

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