News Archive, Month: July 2012

Tamsin Brewer

15 July 2012

Sport/Event > Rowing (Sculling) Place of Birth > Bath, UK Height > 178cm Coached by > Andy Taylor of Bradford on Avon Rowing Club Date started the Talent Development Programme > 27 February 2012 School of Study> Ralph Allen School Clubs > Bradford on Avon Rowing Club Biography > Tamsin started rowing in October 2009; concentrating on single sculls and has sculled competitively in doubles and singles. Four wins at regattas in 2011. Headline Result...

Lindsey Weedon (right) with Natalya Coyle

Lindsey helps Ireland to the Olympics

11 July 2012

A University of Bath graduate has played a major role in helping Ireland achieve a sporting landmark by qualifying its first modern pentathlete to compete an Olympic Games. Lindsey Weedon is a former British pentathlete and combined training at the Pentathlon GB High Performance Centre at the University of Bath with studying for a degree in Sport and Exercise Science and then an MA in Coach Education and Sports Performance at the University. She had...

Sophie Kamlish, Paul Blake, Ben Rushgrove & Katrina Hart

Bath quartet selected for London 2012

10 July 2012

Four University of Bath-based athletes were today (Tuesday) named in the ParalympicsGB athletics team to compete at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The quartet includes two reigning world champions – Katrina Hart and Paul Blake – as well as Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games silver medallist Ben Rushgrove. Sophie Kamlish completes the quartet – she turns 16 just before the Paralympic Games. All four are coached at the University by Rob Ellchuk, who is an Economic...

Richard Mantell at World Cup 2006. Photo: Grant Treeby 11/9/2006

Mantell named as GB hockey reserve for Olympics

09 July 2012

University of Bath graduate Richard Mantell has been named as a reserve for the GB men’s hockey team for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Mantell is one of two reserves who can be added to the GB squad if a current member of the 16-strong squad is ruled out through injury or illness. Mantell, now 30, graduated from the University with a degree in Sport and Exercise Science in 2004, the year he received a...

Netball trio help GB become World University champions

09 July 2012

The Team Bath trio of Kadeen Corbin, Yasmin Parsons and Mia Ritchie are celebrating helping Great Britain to victory at the inaugural World University Netball Championships. All three University of Bath students featured in a closely contested final as Great Britain beat host nation South Africa 53-49 in Cape Town. Kadeen played the whole of the final at goal keeper, with Mia starting at centre and being replaced by Yasmin later in the game. Kadeen,...

Dai Greene at the hurdles. Photo: Sam Farr

Greene privileged to captain London 2012 athletics team

09 July 2012

University of Bath-based hurdler Dai Greene said it is an ‘incredible privilege’ to be asked to captain the GB athletics team at the London 2012 Olympics Games. Greene is the reigning World, European and Commonwealth champion over 400m hurdles and is aiming to add the Olympic title to his collection. UK Athletics announced today (Monday) that the 26-year-old will take on the captaincy duties of the 78-strong team. It is the second time he has...

Chinese School pupils meet their national Olympic swimming team

06 July 2012

Children from a Chinese school got to meet some of their sporting heroes when they watched a training session with Olympic swimmers from their national team at the University of Bath today (Friday 6 July) Pupils from the Suzhou Foreign Language School in the city of Suzhou near Shanghai have been attending St Gregory’s School in Bath and staying with local families since April. When they found out the Chinese swimming team were training in...

Graduates named as GB Olympic rowing reserves

06 July 2012

University of Bath graduates Marcus Bateman and Adam Freeman-Pask have been named as GB rowing team reserves for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Bateman, who graduated with a degree in Sports Technology in 2005, is openweight spare for the Games. He won bronze with the men’s eight at this year’s Munich World Cup and silver at the World Cup in Lucerne. Freeman-Pask, who graduated with a Natural Sciences degree in 2006, is reserve for the...

GB Gymnastics Team Announcement

Rhythmic gymnastics group selected for London 2012

04 July 2012

Six University of Bath-based gymnasts will make history when they become the first team to represent Great Britain in the rhythmic gymnastics group competition at an Olympic Games. Georgina Cassar, Jade Faulkner, Frankie Fox, Lynne Hutchison, Louisa Pouli and Rachel Smith were today (Wednesday) named in the Team GB team for the London 2012 Olympics. The group have been training together at the University of Bath for over a year. They will finalise their training...

Dai Greene, Malcolm Arnold and Jack Green. Photo: Sam Farr

Six University of Bath-based athletes named in GB team for London 2012

03 July 2012

World, European and Commonwealth champion 400m hurdler Dai Greene features in the 71-strong athletics team, which was announced today (Tuesday). He is selected for both the 400m hurdles and the 4x400m relay team. Greene is joined in both events by training partner Jack Green. The University of Bath Sports Performance student is one of the youngest members of the team, aged just 20. The pair are coached by Malcolm Arnold, UK Athletics National Event Coach...

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