News Archive, Month: July 2012

Big day for University of Bath sport at London 2012 Olympics

31 July 2012

Tomorrow (Wednesday) is set to be a huge day for sport at the University of Bath, with students and graduates battling it out for medals for Great Britain in rowing and swimming at the London 2012 Olympic Games. University Sports Technology graduate Heather Stanning and her rowing partner Helen Glover are first up, representing Great Britain in the final of the women’s pair in the morning. And later in the day University of Bath students...

Michael Jamieson

Jamieson and Willis impress en route to semis

31 July 2012

It was a terrific morning in the pool for University of Bath students Michael Jamieson and Andrew Willis at the London 2012 Olympics Games. Michael, a Sports Performance student, set a 200m breaststroke British record in his heat to qualify for tonight’s semis – the first British record in the pool of these Olympic Games. And Chemical Engineering student Andrew equalled his own English record to win his heat and book a berth in the...

Emmanuel Nartley and Juergen Klinger at the Sports Training Village. Photo: Sam Farr

Emmanuel makes history for Ghana on day 3 of London 2012

30 July 2012

Team Bath judo player Emmanuel Nartey made a piece of history today (Monday) by becoming the first judo player to represent Ghana at an Olympic Games. Emmanuel came up against a tough opponent in his round of 32 contest in the under-73kg class in the shape of Holland’s Dex Elmont. The Dutchman arrived at the London 2012 Olympic Games with an impressive track record winning silver at both the 2010 and 2011 World Championships and...

Zara Dampney & Shauna Mullin. Photo: Sam Farr

Beach volleyballers start London 2012 with battling win on day 2

29 July 2012

Team GB beach volleyballers Shauna Mullin and Zara Dampney produced a battling performance to win their first ever Olympic match, coming back from a set down to beat Canada at Horse Guards Parade tonight (Sunday). The pair, whose British training base is a the University of Bath, made sure of a winning start to their London 2012 campaign by triumphing a tense deciding set 15-13. The more experienced Canadian pairing of Annie Martin and Marie-Andree...

Jamieson edged out of 100m breaststroke final place

28 July 2012

University of Bath Sports Performance student Michael Jamieson just missed out on a place in the 100m breaststroke final, despite finishing third in his semi-final at the London 2012 Olympics tonight (Saturday). Michael, whose best event is the 200m breaststroke, came home in third place in semi-final two. His time of 59.89 equalled his time in this morning’s heats – but it placed him ninth overall. That meant he just missed out on a place...

Impressive start on day one of London 2012 action

28 July 2012

University of Bath students and graduates made an impressive start to the London 2012 Olympic Games in the first full morning of competition today (Saturday). Heather Stanning and Helen Glover (picutred) made an emphatic start in the very first heat of rowing at Eton Dorney, setting an Olympic record in the women's pair to progress direct to Wednesday’s final. Heather, a University of Bath Sports Technology graduate, and Helen, who also trained in Bath, looked...

Stephen Baddeley

Message from Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley ahead of London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

26 July 2012

I'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate athletes who train at the University of Bath on their selection to compete at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Olympic Games are the highlight of any athlete's career and it's a particularly momentous occasion to have the opportunity to compete at a home Olympics. I'm very proud to say 25 athletes who train at the University have been selected to compete at the Olympics across seven...

Malaysian shuttlers head to London 2012 with golden goal

24 July 2012

Malaysia’s badminton players bid farewell to their University of Bath training base today (Tuesday) to begin their campaign for gold at the London 2012 Olympics. Malaysia are one of the powerhouses of world badminton but have never won an Olympic gold. The team have been training for the last 11 days at the University of Bath, a venue they have held training camps at in each of the last three years. World number two Lee...

International athletes enjoy a very English celebration

24 July 2012

Olympic and Paralympic athletes from 10 countries took time out from their London 2012 preparations to enjoy at a tea party at the University of Bath. The University has been playing host to some of the world’s top athletes – including Chinese swimming star Sun Yang and Malaysian badminton player Lee Chong Wei, ranked number one in the men’s singles at London 2012. Athletes from 10 teams attended a very English tea party at the...

Bath contingent to compete at London 2012 Olympics

24 July 2012

World champions Dai Greene and Mhairi Spence head an impressive list of 25 athletes preparing to compete at the London 2012 Olympic Games who train at the University of Bath. Athletes who train at the University will compete in seven different sports at the Games – athletics, badminton, beach volleyball, judo, modern pentathlon, rhythmic gymnastics and swimming. The vast majority of Bath-based athletes at London 2012 will represent Great Britain, with one each for Egypt...

Partners and Suppliers