News Archive, Month: February 2011

Dancing on Ice stars come to Team Bath

28 February 2011

Stars from ITV’s hit show Dancing on Ice headed west to take part in a rhythmic gymnastics training session at Team Bath. Former EastEnder Sam Attwater and his pro skating dance partner Brianne Delcourt joined a Great Britain Group training session at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. The pair were shown the ropes with some ribbons under the guidance of Sarah Binding, head coach of the City of Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club and...

Spence wins silver at World Cup 1

28 February 2011

University of Bath graduate Mhairi Spence made a stunning start to the modern pentathlon season by winning silver at the opening World Cup of the year in Palm Springs, the USA on Saturday. Spence captured the second World Cup medal of her career in a performance that was only bettered by Amelie Caze, France’s three-times world champion. The 25-year-old’s only other World Cup medal was a bronze won on home soil at Medway in April...

Team Bath take 64-29 Superleague over Glasgow Wildcats

26 February 2011

Team Bath clocked up a 64-29 Fiat Superleague home victory – their fifth from six matches so far this season - against Glasgow Wildcats at the University of Bath Sports Training Village this evening. The gulf in form between reigning champions Team Bath and a young Scottish side was evident from the start but Bath were disappointed that their victory was not more emphatic. “I’m definitely disappointed that the margin wasn’t bigger”, said Team Bath...

Miller starts against the French

25 February 2011

University of Bath student Sam Miller will start the game for the England Students rugby union team tonight (Friday) as they take-on their French counterparts. The winger is studying Politics with International Relations at the University. Fly half Paul Roberts, who is studying Politics with Economics, will be on the bench for the game, which takes place at Richmond. For further information please contact the TeamBath press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 383518.

Kim collects gold and silver to help University women to fourth

23 February 2011

Sport and Exercise Science student Kim Murray collected gold and silver medals to help the University of Bath women’s team to fourth place overall at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Indoor Athletics Championships. Murray was in impressive form in the long jump, producing the best jump of the qualifiers – 5.97m – to secure a place in the final. She was joined in the final by team-mate Hannah Lewis (Civil Engineering), whose 5.95m...

Seven-strong British team prepare for first pentathlon World Cup of 2011

22 February 2011

A seven-strong British team will contest the first Modern Pentathlon World Cup of the year, which gets underway at Palm Springs on Thursday (24 February). The British team train at the Pentathlon GB’s High Performance Centre at the University of Bath. Beijing 2008 Olympic silver medallist Heather Fell and Mhairi Spence, bronze medallist at last year’s Medway World Cup, head the British challenge in the women’s event. Spence topped the Pentathlon GB rankings list after...

Clarke heading to European Indoor Championships

22 February 2011

University of Bath-based hurdler Lawrence Clarke was today (Tuesday) named in the 32-strong Aviva Great Britain and Northern Ireland team to compete at next month’s European Indoor Championships in Paris. Clarke will contest the 60m hurdles at the championships a week before his 21st birthday. Clarke trains at the University of Bath Sports Training Village under the experienced eye of Malcolm Arnold, UK Athletics’ national events coach – hurdles, the man who coached both Colin...

Team Bath record emphatic 69-33 victory over Leeds

21 February 2011

A devastating 13-goal salvo without reply at the start of the third quarter laid the foundations for Team Bath to record an emphatic 69-33 victory over Leeds Carnegie in the Fiat Netball Superleague tonight (Monday). In seven stunning minutes the four-times Superleague champions turned a 29-25 advantage at half-time into a match-winning 42-25 lead. Leeds had no reply for Team Bath’s accuracy and workrate and it wasn’t until the halfway mark of quarter three that...

Hunt collects Swiss doubles crown

21 February 2011

University of Bath-based wheelchair tennis player Louise Hunt has collected the women’s doubles title at her first tournament season on the 2011 NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour. The 19-year-old University of Bath Sports Performance student won the women’s doubles title at the Jura Indoors at Delemont in Switzerland. The British No 3, from Wanborough in Wiltshire, paired up with Switzerland's Parmila Grangier at the ITF Futures Series event to beat 2004 Athens Paralympic women's doubles bronze...

Amy Williams’ Olympic gold – one year on

18 February 2011

Bath’s golden girl Amy Williams carved out a slice of history a year ago tomorrow (19 February) by striking skeleton gold at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Her stunning performances produced not only Team GB’s only medal of the Games but also made Amy Britain’s first individual Olympic Winter Games gold medallist for 30 years and the first individual woman gold medallist for 58 years. After completing the second half of the 2010/11 Skeleton...

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