News Archive, Month: November 2011

Burns strikes gold in Malaga

15 November 2011

Team Bath judo player Andy Burns struck gold at the Malaga European Cup at the weekend. Burns, a University of Bath Coach Education and Sports Development graduate, won the under-90kg class. Adam Hall, who competes at under-100kg, won silver in Malaga – his first medal competing at this level. Gregg Varey came fifth at under-66kg, with Jan Gosiewski seventh at under-73kg and Tom Reed seventh at under-81kg. Two Team Bath judo players feature in the...

Athletes’ lounge opens

15 November 2011

A new chill out lounge for senior international levels athletes to relax in has opened its doors at the Sports Training Village. The athletes’ lounge alongside the Sports Café is open to some of the top performance athletes training at the University of Bath. It is kitted out with things to help athletes relax between their training sessions, including comfy sofas, bean bags, a couple of computer games consoles, an iPod docking station and a...

University team edged out of varsity fixture

14 November 2011

The University of Bath men’s first XV were unlucky to go down 16-14 to their Exeter counterparts in the south west varsity game on Wednesday. The University of Bath team were 11-5 up at half-time courtesy of a pair of Zak Vinnicombe penalties and a try from Chemistry student Will Skuse just before the interval. Exeter then went ahead through three penalties and a try of their own to open up a five-point advantage. Vinnicombe,...

Andrew Pozzi

Bath pair on sprint awards shortlist

11 November 2011

Two University of Bath-based athletes feature on a shortlist of three for a prestigious national young sprinter of the year award. Andrew Pozzi and Danny Talbot are on the shortlist for the Spar Stars Outstanding Athlete of the Year Award. Andrew Pozzi, who is coached by UK Athletics National Events Coach – Hurdles Malcolm Arnold, became the fastest ever British junior hurdler this year when he set a British Junior record of 13.29 seconds for...

Hadia Hosny El Said

Hadia targets her second Olympics

11 November 2011

Egyptian badminton number one Hadia Hosny El Said is combining studying for a Masters at the University of Bath with bidding for a place at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The 23-year-old made a piece of history in 2008 when she became the first Egyptian badminton player to compete at an Olympic Games. She is now training at the University of Bath high performance badminton centre with the goal of making 2012 her second Olympics...

Ben Fletcher

Bronze for Ben at World Junior Champs

09 November 2011

Team Bath judo player Ben Fletcher is celebrating the biggest win of his career to date after taking bronze at the World Junior Championships in South Africa. The 19-year-old judo player was one of only two British medallists at the championships and his performances in Cape Town have opened up the possibility that the young player could yet earn a place on the British team for the 2012 Olympics. Juergen Klinger, head judo coach at...

GB trampolinists prepare for World Championships

04 November 2011

Britain’s top trampolinists have been finalising their preparations for the World Championships – the first London 2012 Olympic qualifier – at the University of Bath. British Gymnastics has an nine-strong GB team competing at the Trampolining and Tumbling World Championships at the NIA in Birmingham from 17 to 20 November. The championships are particularly significant this year because the top-eight finishers in the individual qualifiers, subject to a maximum of two per nation, not only...

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