News Archive, Month: May 2012

Liz named in ParalympicsGB team for London 2012

31 May 2012

University of Bath Swimming Club swimmer Liz Johnson has had her place on the British team to compete at the London 2012 Paralympic Games confirmed. Liz, who struck gold at Beijing in 2008, was initially named on a list of 26 British swimmers whose participation at the Games was subject to confirmation by the International Paralympic Committee of the number of swimming slots available. Liz is currently training in Manchester in the lead-up to the...

Yasmin makes senior international debut as England win Netball Europe Open

28 May 2012

Team Bath’s Yasmin Parsons made her senior international debut this weekend as England retained the Netball Europe Open trophy. Yasmin (pictured), a University of Bath Sports Performance student, made her first senior England start in the 66-42 victory over Scotland on Sunday. She becomes the fourth Team Bath player to make her senior England debut in the last 12 months, following in the footsteps of Kadeen Corbin, Gemma Fletcher and Mia Ritchie. All four players...

Hart at the double at Paralympic World Cup

24 May 2012

Katrina Hart struck double gold as University of Bath-based athletes collected five medals at the BT Paralympic World Cup competition in Manchester. Hart, a reigning Commonwealth and World Champion, completed a sprint double in the T37 100m and 200m. The 23-year-old University of Bath Sports Performance graduate looked in impressive form as she took the 100m title in 14.43 seconds and followed that up with 30.14 to take gold over 200m, running against quality fields...

Hadia Hosny El Said

Hadia qualifies place at London 2012 Olympic Games

24 May 2012

University of Bath student and badminton player Hadia Hosny El Said has taken a big step closer to competing at her second Olympic Games after achieving the London 2012 qualifying standard. The Egyptian player has been combining training at the University with studying for an MSc in Medical Biosciences at the University’s Department of Biology and Biochemistry. Hadia qualified a spot for London 2012 by finishing as the highest African women’s singles player in the...

British beach volleyball women move a step closer to qualifying two teams for Olympics

22 May 2012

The Bath-based British women’s beach volleyball squad have moved a step closer to qualifying two pairings to compete at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The four-strong British team took gold at the semi-final of the CEV Continental Cup in France at the weekend to qualify a place at next month’s Final in Russia. The winner of the Continental Cup Final qualifies a place at the London 2012 Games. If the British team, whose UK training...

Team Bath end Superleague season in fourth and looking to the future

21 May 2012

Team Bath’s young netballers ended their 2012 Fiat Netball Superleague campaign in fourth place. The team went down 62-38 to Surrey Storm in Saturday’s Superleague Showdown semi-final in Dagenham to set-up a third/fourth place play-off against Hertfordshire Mavericks on Sunday. As with the other contests with the Hertfordshire side this season, Mavericks edged the game 46-39 to take third spot. Biology student Kate McGinley, became the latest young Team Bath player to make her Superleague...

Blake sets new World Record

16 May 2012

Paralympic athlete Paul Blake, coached by Rob Ellchuk, made history at the London 2012 Paralympic athletics test event on Tuesday 8 May 2012 when he clocked a new World Record in the T36 1500m of 4:34.42. Read the full story at: UKA Paralympic World Record test event - Whitehead, Cockroft and Blake celebrate new world records Paul is an outstanding Paralympic middle-distance runner who is currently a world champion and a world record holder. At...

Netballers through to superleague semis

15 May 2012

Team Bath are through to the Showdown Weekend – the climax of this season’s Fiat Netball Super League – after crushing Celtic Dragons 52-50 last night at the University of Bath’s Sports Training Village. Roared on by the home crowd they made a stunning start to the must-win fixture, leading 6-0 before closing out the opening quarter 16-9. “We couldn't have asked for a better start, fantastic to go 9-0 up and deny them of...

Trio win European Cup judo medals

14 May 2012

Team Bath judo players produced some terrific performances to win three medals at the European Cup competition in Crawley. Tom Reed won silver in the under-81kg class. Reed lost the final in a sudden death golden score to fellow Brit Tom Davis. Jan Gosiewski took bronze in the under-73kg class. He won six of his seven contests, beating Holland’s Richard Smit in the battle for bronze. Megan Fletcher produced a solid performance to take bronze...

Mairhi Spence - Modern Pentathlete

Spence & Murray achieve Olympic qualifying standard with World Championships gold and bronze

12 May 2012

University of Bath graduate Mhairi Spence achieved the London 2012 Olympic qualifying standard in style by winning gold at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Rome today (Saturday). And there was further success for the British team with University of Bath student Samantha Murray producing a terrific finish to take bronze and also achieve the Olympic qualifying standard. It means three British women have achieved the 2012 Olympic standard to date – Biology student Freyja...

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