News Archive, Month: February 2012

Rhythmic gymnastics appeal hearing

29 February 2012

A Sports Resolutions arbitrator will decide within the next seven days whether a group of Bath-based rhythmic gymnasts have achieved the standard for the London 2012 Olympic Games as set out by British Gymnastics. The independent arbitrator heard evidence from both the group and British Gymnastics at a hearing in London today (Wednesday). The arbitrator's role is to consider whether the national governing correctly applied and adhered to its selection policy. If the group’s appeal...

Tyers takes gold at British Universities Champs

27 February 2012

Sports Performance student Sophie Tyers led the way for the University of Bath at this weekend’s British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Indoor Athletics Championships. The 20-year-old took gold over 800m at the championships in Sheffield in a time of 2:06.85. There was also a gold in the 60m hurdles for Andy Pozzi, who trains at the University of Bath but is a student at UWE. University of Bath student Ben Reynolds came home second...

Team Bath's Performance of the Month

Trio of swimmers collect awards

27 February 2012

University of Bath-based swimmers Hayley Towner, Jess Dickons and Michael Jamieson are the latest winners of Team Bath’s Performance of the Month awards, which are supported by Oakley and Ellis and Killpartrick of New Bond Street in Bath. The trio, who train at British Swimming’s Bath Intensive Training Centre (ITC), are currently preparing to compete at the Olympic trials in early March. They picked up awards they had won in previous months after having recently...

Team Bath edged out of Superleague thriller

23 February 2012

Team Bath were edged out of a titanic battle by just two goals tonight (Thursday) by reigning Fiat Netball Superleague champions Hertfordshire Mavericks. The contest brought together the only two teams to have won the Superleague title – and they treated fans at the Sports Training Village and many more watching the game live on Sky Sports, to a thrilling encounter. But it was Mavericks, who went into the game in third in the Superleague,...

Kris Gilchrist (photo courtesy Vaughn Ridley/

Gilchrist praises Bath

22 February 2012

The British swimmer discusses his Olympic preparations. Kris Gilchrist believes the professional environment at his University of Bath training centre is the key to his Olympic preparations. The 28-year-old moved to the Intensive Training Centre (ITC) at Bath just over a year ago, believing that the decision was a "no brainer." With such a high repertoire of elite athletes based at the sporting university, Gilchrist often trains in the gym alongside athletes from Olympic events...

Andrew Pozzi

Pozzi named in World Indoor Champs team

21 February 2012

Sprint hurdler Andy Pozzi has been selected to represent the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team at next month’s World Indoor Championships. Pozzi is coached by Malcolm Arnold, UK Athletics National Events Coach Hurdles,  and trains at the University of Bath. The 19-year-old wins his first senior cap in the 60m hurdles at the championships, which take place in Istanbul from 9 to 11 March. His section comes after he won his first national senior...

Team Bath host Superleague champions

21 February 2012

Team Bath take-on Hertfordshire Mavericks in a crucial third versus fourth clash in the Fiat Netball Superleague at the University of Bath on Thursday (23 February). The contest, being televised live on Sky Sports, features the only two teams to have won the Superleague trophy in the six years of the competition. Team Bath go into the game  in fourth place in the Superleague hoping to make it three wins in a row following back-to-back...

Chris Hay

Chris helps England to epee team gold

20 February 2012

University of Bath student Chris Hay helped England secure team epee gold at the Commonwealth Junior Fencing Championships in Jersey. England beat Canada 45-35 in the final of the team competition to take the gold. Chris, a Biology student at the University of Bath, featured in all of England’s matches and wrapped up his campaign with a 9-3 win over Canada’s Mathew Anderson, who had earlier won the gold medal of the individual epee competition....

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Murray strikes gold in Budapest

20 February 2012

University of Bath French and Politics student  Samantha Murray continued her impressive start to 2012 by winning the Hungarian Indoor Championships in Budapest at the weekend. And there was further good news for Great Britain with Beijing 2008 Olympic modern pentathlete and University of Bath alumni Katy Livingston taking bronze. Murray followed up her win at the final national selection competition in Bath last month by taking gold in Budapest, comfortably beating Lithuania’s world number...

Team Bath beat Team Northumbria

19 February 2012

Team Bath secured back to back wins by beating Team Northumbria 52-41 away last night (Saturday). Further details to follow....

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