News Archive, Month: July 2012

Michael Jamieson. Photo: Vaughn Ridley/

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...

TBB U12 Boys National Champs 2011-12

Team Bath Buccaneers Hockey Club 2012-13

31 July 2012

Team Bath Buccaneers, based at the University of Bath sports Training Village, plans for the new season are well advanced and hopes are high that the successes enjoyed for many seasons will continue on all fronts. The Men's 1sts, coached by South African International and EHB CCC Coach Jody Paul, will need to bounce back from the disappointment of missing out in the Premier League Play-Offs last season and set about defending their EHL Western...

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...

Olympic Teams Celebratory Film

30 July 2012

Watch a short film celebrating our involvement in hosting athletes from 12 different countries over five continents. University of Bath Director of Sport, Stephen Baddeley discusses what it means to the University to have had such prestigious athletes training at Bath and celebrates the overall success of acting as a pre-Games training venue. Watch > Olympic Teams celebratory film

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...

John Jackson

29 July 2012

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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...

Michael Jamieson. Photo: Vaughn Ridley/

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...

Hadia Hosny Elsaid

Date change for Hadia’s opening match at London 2012

27 July 2012

The badminton schedule for the opening weekend of action at the London 2012 Olympic Games has changed, meaning University of Bath student Hadia Hosny El Said’s first contest now takes place on Sunday (29 July) instead of Saturday. The Egyptian badminton player, who is studying for an MSc in Medical Biosciences at the University, now opens her account against Ireland’s Chloe Magee at  20.17 on Sunday. She follows that up with a tough clash again...

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