News Archive, Month: February 2012

GB rhythmic gymnasts’ case goes to appeal

17 February 2012

Britain’s rhythmic gymnastics group say they are pleased their bid to secure nomination to compete at the London 2012 Olympic Games is going to be considered at an independent appeal. Sport Resolutions will consider the appeal on Wednesday 29 February. In the meantime the group continue to train at their University of Bath training base. If the appeal is successful it is understood British Gymnastics will recommend the British Olympic Association take up the host...

Andrew Pozzi

Pozzi secures first senior national title

14 February 2012

Andy Pozzi collected his first senior national title at the weekend’s Aviva UK Trials and Championships in Sheffield. The 19-year-old, who trains at the University of Bath with Malcolm Arnold, UK Athletics National Events Coach Hurdles, clocked the World Indoors qualifying standard as he won the 60m hurdles title at the championships. He equalled his pb with a time of 7.63 in the final. “I was pleased with that run,” he said, “It was a...

Megan Fletcher

Megan scores best World Cup finish yet

14 February 2012

Team Bath judo player Megan Fletcher achieved the highest World Cup finish of her career to date when she came seventh in Budapest at the weekend. Despite a tough draw in the 70kg class, she beat players from Ukraine and Russia before going down to the eventual gold medallist Fei Chen from China. That put her in a repechage contest against Iljana Marzok, which the German won to take fifth. Megan's brother, Ben, is scheduled...

Team Bath beat Loughborough 56-31

14 February 2012

Team Bath recorded the first victory of their 2012 Fiat Netball Superleague campaign with an emphatic 56-31 win at Loughborough Lightning last night (Monday). The result sees Team Bath leap up to fifth place in the Superleague table and means they are still in a strong position to be in the top-four at the completion of the first phase of this year’s Superleague campaign, when the table splits into two tiers. Head coach Jess Garland...

STV Swimming Squads

University are runners-up at BUCS swimming champs

13 February 2012

The University of Bath swimming team finished runners-up at the overall British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Long Course Championships at the weekend. Calum Jarvis and Jenny Oldham both won one individual event each and were runners-up in another at the championships in Sheffield. Jarvis, a University of Bath Sports Performance student, won the 200m freestyle final in 1:51.83 and came second in the 200m backstroke.  He was also a member of both the men’s...

Heather at the Sport and Fashion Exhibition (Photo: Fashion Museum, Bath & North East Somerset Council. Photographer: Freia Turland)

Heather opens Sport and Fashion exhibition

13 February 2012

Olympic silver medal winning modern pentathlete Heather Fell took a break from her build-up to the 2012 season to open a Sport and Fashion Exhibition at Bath and North East Somerset Council’s Fashion Museum. The Beijing 2008 Olympian and former world number one was asked to perform the honours at the exhibition at Bath’s historic Assembly Rooms. Heather is currently ranked number eight in the world and is preparing for the first World Cup of...

Lizzy Yarnold Skeleton Junior World Champion. Photo by TASS.

Lizzy wins second World Cup gold

11 February 2012

Lizzy Arnold, who trains at the University of Bath's Sports Training Village, won her second Skeleton World Cup title of the season when she took gold in Calgary. The 23-year-old followed up her victory in St Moritz last month with her second World Cup victory in Canada. In between Lizzy, who was only pomoted to British Skeleton's World Cup team four weeks ago, found time to win the World Junior Championships on the Igls track...

Watch top tennis for free!

07 February 2012

Top tennis returns to Bath next month as the AEGON GB Pro-Series ATP Challenger tournament makes its second appearance at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. The men’s Challenger competition is the highlight of two weeks of top tennis at the Sports Training Village. The action kicks off with two ITF Pro Circuit events – the men’s $15,000 tournament and a $10,000 competition for women from 10 to 17 March. The men’s €42,500 ATP...

Mayor of Bath presentation

Charity cash presented to Mayor of Bath

07 February 2012

Cash raised at Team Bath’s charity pre-season netball contest was presented to the Mayor of Bath at half-time in Friday’s Fiat Netball Superleague fixture. Team Bath took on an All-Stars team for the season preview game in December. Admission was free but fans were encouraged to make a donation to charity or buy a raffle ticket.  Proceeds went to the Mayor of Bath’s Relief Fund. Mayor of Bath Councillor Bryan Chalker came along to Team...

Panuga Riou

Panuga falls at quarter-finals

06 February 2012

University of Bath student Panuga Riou made quarter-final exit from the  women’s singles at the English National Badminton Championships. The 19-year-old Coach Education and Sports Development student went down 21-11, 21-15 to Kate Robertshaw, who went on to finish as runner-up at the tournament in Sheffield. University of Bath graduates Mariana Agathangelou and Heather Olver reached the final of the women’s doubles, where they went down to Jenny Wallwork and Gabby White. Another University graduate,...

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