News Archive, Month: August 2012

Ben Rushgrove. Photo: Sam Farr

ParalympicGB Training Camp Film

31 August 2012

Over 100 paralympic athletes trained at the University of Bath's world class facilities for nine or more days as part of their training preparations for the London 2012 Paralympic Games. We hear from a couple of athletes as well as University of Bath Director of Sport, Stephen Baddeley about how the preparations had been going. Watch a short film celebrating our involvement in hosting the entire ParalympicGB squad.

Beth Askew

Scott and Beth win under-18 national tennis championships

26 August 2012

Team Bath-MCTA tennis players scored a double success on Saturday with Scott Clayton and Beth Askew winning their respective singles titles at the Under-18 Junior National Championships. Clayton’s fighting spirit was very much in evidence as he came from a set down to beat Josh Sapwell 2-6 6-4 6-3 in a high quality final. His success gives Team Bath-MCTA players a hat-trick of successive singles victories at the championships following Rich Gabb’s victory in 2010...

William Sayers

24 August 2012

Sport/Event > Cricket, rugby, hockey, football Date and Place of Birth > 2000, Bath Height > 150cm Date started the Talent Development Programme > April 2013 School of Study> Beechen Cliff, Bath Clubs > Marshfield cricket club, Avonvale rugby club, Marshfield football club Biography > Represented school at rugby, hockey and year 10 shooting team Headline Result > Selected for North Wiltshire cricket team - summers of 2011 and 2012

Student Murray up to third in world rankings

21 August 2012

The silver medal achieved by University of Bath French and Politics student Samantha Murray saw her climb to number three in the modern pentathlon world rankings. Murray won Britain’s last medal of the London 2012 Olympics and Britain’s 65th medal of the Games. Her silver was the fifth Olympic medal won by a British pentathlete since the sport for women made its Olympic debut at Sydney 2000. Her performance at London 2012 saw Murray climb...

The shooting team in practice this morning as Team Bath host the final preparation camp

Paralympic preparation camps commence at the University of Bath

21 August 2012

Over 40 athletes from three sports have settled into the Preparation Camp at the University of Bath in the past 48 hours with more sports soon to join them. Footballers, archers and shooters rubbed shoulders in Bath yesterday. Performance Director Penny Briscoe, paid tribute to the lottery funding which has made such a state-of-the-art camp possible. "We have raised the bar in our preparations in this four year cycle", she said. "But so, too, have...

Jon Gleave - Sport Officer

A fantastic student offer 2012-2013

17 August 2012

Team Bath offers a stunning world of sporting opportunities for its students, with outstanding facilities and an excellent range of sports and classes. All this at the University of Bath. A University with an excellent academic reputation that was named The Sunday Times 2011-12 University of the Year. View all the Team Bath videos at Team Bath TV.

Ben Rushgrove in the gym

“BEN” – the documentary

17 August 2012

Watch BEN – an inspiring documentary film about one of Britain’s top Paralympic medal hopes. ‘BEN’ will be aired on Channel 4 Tuesday 28 August. The film follows the life story of sprinter Ben Rushgrove who won a Silver medal at the Beijing Paralympics just three weeks after breaking his foot. It goes behind the scenes from Beijing to the 2011 World Championships in New Zealand. It traces Ben’s remarkable story. Born with cerebral palsy,...

Marcus Bateman

16 August 2012

Sport/Event > Rowing, men's openweight reserve Date and Place of Birth > 1982, Bermuda, Hometown:  Devon, Torquay Height > 198 cm Weight > 102 kg Coached by > Richard Tinkler Boat > Open Men's Coxed Four Club > Reading University BC Biography > Marcus graduated from the University of Bath with a Sports Technology degree. In 2012 he won bronze with the GB men's eight at the Munich World Cup and silver, again with the...

Murray wins Team GB’s last medal of London 2012 Olympics

12 August 2012

Samantha Murray is celebrating winning Team GB’s last medal of the London 2012 Olympic Games when she took modern pentathlon silver today (Sunday). The 22-year-old produced a terrific all round performance to capture the fifth Olympic medal won by Britain’s pentathletes from the four Games since the sport for women made its Olympic debut in Sydney. It was Team GB’s 65th medal of the London 2012 Olympics. Her success today followed the gold won by...

Nick Woodbridge with World Cup Final medal

Woodbridge 10th and Weale 13th at London 2012 pentathlon

11 August 2012

University of Bath based modern pentathletes Nick Woodbridge and Sam Weale finished 10th and 13th respectively at the London 2012 Olympic modern pentathlon. The GB pair train at the Pentathlon GB high performance centre at the University of Bath and were both competing their second Olympic Games. They both put themselves into strong positions by producing solid positions throughout the day, with Woodbridge going into the run/shoot in seventh and Weale ninth. But they both...

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