News Archive, Month: September 2011

Trio win European Junior gold

20 September 2011

University of Bath student Freyja Prentice and graduates Kate French and Lydia Rosling are celebrating winning the first gold medal of the European Junior Championships in Poland. The GB trio won the women's team relay gold at Drzonkow at yesterday's (Monday) opening day of the championships. Prentice is currently studying for a degree in Biology at the University, while  French and Rosling are both Sports Performance gradautes. The GB team beat a strong Hungarian team...

Kadeen thrilled by England selection

20 September 2011

Nineteen-year-old University of Bath Sports Performance student Kadeen Corbin is thrilled to have been called into the senior England netball squad for the first time after being selected for the upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand. “I’m so excited, I can’t wait,” said Kadeen, who plays for Team Bath Toucans and has played just two Fiat Netball Superleague fixtures for Team Bath. Kadeen is one of five Team Bath players named in England’s 14-strong...

Hunt wins back-to-back doubles titles

19 September 2011

University of Bath student Louise Hunt and partner Lucy Shuker have won back-to-back wheelchair tennis women’s doubles titles in North America. A week ago the British pair won the TennisCanada International in Montreal, beating Shelby Baron (USA) and Kgothatso Montjane (RSA) 6-1, 6-1 in the final of Hunt’s first North American tournament. And on Saturday they followed that up by taking the PTR Wheelchair Tennis Championships in Hilton Head in South Carolina. The top seeds...

Staff, students and athletes pay tributes to Bath’s newest World Champion

13 September 2011

Staff, students and athletes at the University of Bath have paid tribute to Bath’s newest World Champion at a reception for Dai Greene today (Tuesday). Greene produced an outstanding performance to strike gold in the 400m hurdles at the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea on 1st September. It means Greene has added the World title to the European and Commonwealth crowns he won last year. He was officially welcomed back to his Sports Training...

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Pair feature in Guardian’s list of top-50 Paralympic contenders

12 September 2011

Two University of Bath-based athletes have been named in a national newspaper’s list of Britain’s top-50 contenders for gold medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Paul Blake is ranked at number 18 in The Guardian’s top-50 list, with Katrina Hart ranked at 37. Blake struck gold in the T36 400m competing at his first World Championships in January this year. He also won a brace of silvers in the T36 800m and 1500m. Last...

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Bath is University of the Year

12 September 2011

The University of Bath has been awarded the title of ‘University of the Year 2011/12’ by The Sunday Times, one of the most prominent and influential newspapers in the world. The accolade is designed to recognise a university’s all-round excellence, encompassing a range of aspects of research, teaching, employability and the student experience. The formal announcement of the award will be made in The Sunday Times University Guide, which will be published in the paper...

Graduate rows to success at World Championships

06 September 2011

University of Bath graduate Heather Stanning won a silver medal at the World Rowing Championships alongside former Bath PE teacher Helen Glover. The duo took silver for Great Britain in the women’s pair after being edged out in the final by New Zealand by just 0.08 seconds. “I knew the Kiwis would come back on us but I didn't know how close it was at the end,” said Stanning, who graduated with a degree in...

University of Bath-based Dai Greene wins 400m hurdles gold at IAAF World Championships

01 September 2011

University of Bath-based Dai Greene produced an outstanding performance to strike 400m hurdles gold at the World Championships in South Korea today (Thursday). It means Greene, who is coached by Malcolm Arnold – UK Athletics National Events Coach – Hurdles, adds the World crown to the European and Commonwealth titles he won last year. Greene becomes only the seventh British man to win gold in individual event at an athletics World Championships. His medal is...

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