News Archive, Month: August 2011

Greene impresses on way to World Championship final

30 August 2011

University of Bath-based athlete Dai Greene will get the chance to battle it out for World Championship gold when he runs in the 400m hurdles final on Thursday (1 September). Greene, who is coached by Malcolm Arnold - UK Athletics National Events Coach Hurdles – looked in impressive form as he won his semi-final in Daegu today (Tuesday). Greene, who won the European and Commonwealth titles last year, took his semi in 48.62 seconds, the...

Paralympic Camp - Jeremy Hunt Visit

University’s role praised by Secretary of State

26 August 2011

Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, has praised the University of Bath’s role in hosting ParalympicsGB’s Paralympic simulation camps. Around 100 British athletes from 11 sports have been attending the pre-London simulation camp, designed to familiarise them with the environment and systems they might experience at London. The Secretary of State visited the camp at the University of Bath Sports Training Village today (Friday) – three days before the one...

Will wins Wimbledon title

25 August 2011

Fourteen-year-old Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy player Will Bissett is celebrating victory in the national finals of the HSBC Road to Wimbledon 14 and Under Challenge, played at the home of The Championships. Just weeks after Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova triumphed at Wimbledon, it was the turn of Bissett to take the honours, becoming the 10th winner of the boys’ title at the Road to Wimbledon event. Bissett, who was unseeded for the tournament,...

Toby takes national title

23 August 2011

Young Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy players are celebrating an impressive series of AEGON British Junior National Championships title wins. Toby Martin led the way by winning the boys’ under-18 singles title at Roehampton. Martin was unseeded for the tournament, but produced a confident display to beat top seed Luke Bambridge 6-4, 6-1 in the final. It’s the second successive year that a Team Bath MTCA Academy player has won the boys’ under-18 singles title...

Silvers for Warren and Mackie as GBR lose to Japan

23 August 2011

University of Bath graduates Gary Warren and Hector Mackie had to settle for silver as the Great Britain men’s football team went down 2-0 to Japan in the World University Games final. Team GBR dispatched Brazil in a semi-final penalty shootout to book a place in yesterday’s final in Shenzhen, China. The silver medal is the GBR football team’s best performance yet at a World University Games. It means three University of Bath athletes return...

Greene prepares for World Champs

23 August 2011

University of Bath-based athlete Dai Greene aims to add the World Championship crown to the European and Commonwealth titles he won last year when he competes in South Korea next week. The Welsh 400m hurdler gets his campaign underway in the heats on Monday 29 August, with the semis the following day and the final on Thursday 1 September. Greene, who is coached by Malcolm Arnold, is one of six University of Bath-based athletes competing...

Jess Dickons pictured with her gold medal

Jess wins GBR’s first medal at World University Games

19 August 2011

University of Bath student Jess Dickons has won Britain’s first medal of the World University Games in China when she struck gold in the 200m butterfly final. The 21-year-old Sports Performance student came home in 2:08.91, just edging out Japan’s Natsumi Hoshi by three-hundredths of a second at the Games in Shenzhen. “I knew it was going to be a really quick race and I knew there were some fast swimmers in there,” said Dickons,...

Paralympic powerlifters in action in Bath

19 August 2011

Some of the country’s top Paralympic powerlifters will be in action at a competition at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Sunday (21 August). The competition has been organised as part of the ParalympicsGB simulation camp that is currently taking place at the University. It is designed to replicate the situation in a year’s time when British athletes will attend the preparation camp at Bath and then compete at London 2012 Paralympic Games....

Team Bath wins four year netball franchise

16 August 2011

Team Bath's position in the nation's premier netball competition is secure after a successful recent bid to England Netball. Jess Garland, former Team Bath player and now the lead franchise coach alongside her England Excel duties, led a presentation team in London earlier this month which secured the four-year Superleague franchise deal. "We are extremely pleased for netball fans in the South West, West and South regions that top-class netball is staying in Bath for...

Pair just miss out on medals at test event

15 August 2011

The British pairing of Denise Johns and Lucy Boulton just missed out on the medals at the London 2012 beach volleyball test event, finishing in an impressive fourth place. The pair, who do their UK-based training at the University of Bath, were just edged out in the battle for bronze 19-21, 18-21 by Brazil’s Vivian Cunha and Taiana Lima. They had earlier beaten the Beijing 2008 Olympic bronze medallists and world number one pair Chen...

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