News Archive, Month: June 2012

Scott Clayton

Clayton in Wimbledon draw

28 June 2012

Team Bath-MCTA’s Scott Clayton will be waiting with more interest than most for the announcement of the junior men’s singles draw at Wimbledon as he will feature in it this year. Clayton, already a winner of a couple of important junior tournaments this year – including the ITF Grade 1 event at Roehampton - has been given a wildcard into the draw. “Scott really deserves the wildcard, it is not flattery”, said Team Bath Director...

Paul Blake

Bronzes for Bath pair

27 June 2012

Two University of Bath based athletes collected bronze medals on the third day of the IPC European Paralympic Athletics Championships in Holland. Paul Blake ran a pb and dipped beneath his old world record with a run of 2:06.81 in the T36 800m. That gave him third in a high quality race won by Russia’s Evgenii Shvetcov in a new global best of 2:05.05. He said: “I don’t think I went off too quick, but...

Team Bath trio prepare for inaugural World University Netball Champs

26 June 2012

Three University of Bath students are preparing to compete at the inaugural World University Netball Championships in South Africa next week. Kadeen Corbin, Yasmin Parsons and Mia Ritchie are members of the 12-strong Great Britain squad for the championships, which take place in Cape Town. They have been finalising their preparations for the championships with the rest of the squad at the University of Bath this week. Kadeen, Yasmin and Mia are Sports Performance students...

Judo Gemmas selected for London 2012

26 June 2012

A future University of Bath student and a member of the University’s alumni feature in the British judo squad for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Gemma Howell is due to start a degree in Sport and Exercise Science at the University at the beginning of the 2012/3 academic year. She was today (Tuesday) named in the 14-strong Team GB judo team to compete at the Games, where she will compete in the under-63kg class. "It...

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor

Bath pair added to GB swimming team for London 2012 Olympics

25 June 2012

Two further University of Bath-based swimmers have been added to the Team GB team for the London 2012 Olympic Games following successes at the ASA National Championships. Siobahn-Marie O’Connor and Chris Walker-Hebborn join the GB swimming team for the Olympics, bringing the total number of Team Bath-based swimmers selected to five. Siobahn-Marie becomes the youngest member of the GB swimming team for the Games at 16. She goes in the 100m breaststroke after smashing her...

Dai Greene at the hurdles. Photo: Sam Farr

Hurdlers take step closer to London 2012 Olympics

24 June 2012

Five University of Bath-based hurdlers each took a step closer to competing at the London 2012 Olympic Games with impressive performances at this weekend’s Aviva Trials. Dai Greene, Jack Green, Eilidh Child, Andrew Pozzi and Lawrence Clarke all achieved top two finishes at the trials in Birmingham and have the A qualification times for their events. The five are all coached by Malcolm Arnold, UK Athletics National Event Coach Hurdles. All five look set to...

Happy participants at the Olympic Day Run 2012. Photo: D.Holland

Olympic day run adds sparkle to Gold Rush Day

23 June 2012

2012-bound badminton player Hadia Hosny El Said, who trains at the University, sent more than 100 people off on today’s Olympic Day Run at the Sports Training Village. People of all ages took part under the watchful eye of event organiser Greg Sharp over both a 3km and 5km course, including the University’s Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley. The annual run, which took place mercifully between the showers, was part of the Gold Rush open...

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor

Siobahn-Marie achieves Olympic qualifying standard

22 June 2012

University of Bath-based teenage swimmer Siobahn-Marie O’Connor produced the performance of her life to achieve the London 2012 Olympic qualifying standard. The 16-year-old produced a stunning swim to take gold in the 100m breaststroke final at the ASA National Championships tonight (Friday). The competition in Sheffield was the final opportunity for Siobahn-Marie to achieve the Olympic qualifying standard and she did it in style with a personal best of  1:08.04. That took her well below...

Hundreds of primary school pupils enjoy multi-skill festivals

22 June 2012

More than 400 pupils from Bath and North East Somerset primary schools have been enjoying multi-skill movement sessions at the University of Bath over the past fortnight. Led by students and coaches, the sessions were delivered in racket, ball, balance and speed skills within the world-leading environment of the Sports Training Village. The festivals have been the culmination of a year of multi-skill delivery in the primary schools themselves delivered by University of Bath graduate...

Walker-Hebborn secures Olympic nomination

21 June 2012

University of Bath-based swimmer Chris Walker-Hebborn became the latest Bath athlete to achieve the London 2012 Olympic qualifying standard when he struck gold at the ASA National Championships tonight (Thursday). Walker-Hebborn won the 200m backstroke final at the championships in Sheffield in a season’s best time of 1:57.17. That was well inside the FINA A qualifying standard time of 1:58.48 and put him ninth in the world rankings. It means Walker-Hebborn, who trains at the...

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