News Archive, Month: August 2012

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Green & Greene agonisingly close to relay medals

10 August 2012

University of Bath-based athletes Jack Green and Dai Greene finished agonisingly close to the medals in the 4x400m relay, finishing just 0.13 seconds off the bronze medal place in fourth. Jack, a Sports Performance student, ran the second leg and handed the baton over to Dai, with Martyn Rooney taking the final leg and bringing Team GB home just behind the team from Trinidad and Tobago. Afterwards Dai, who had also finished fourth in the...

Rhythmic girls make history as Green sets the pace in relay

09 August 2012

The University of Bath-based GB rhythmic gymnastics group made a piece of history today by becoming the first British team to compete in the group competition at an Olympic Games. The group of Louisa Pouli, Rachel Smith, Jade Falkner, Lynne Hutchison, Georgina Cassar and Frankie Fox have been training full-time at the University for over a year with the goal of competing at the Olympics. Cheered on by a big home crowd at the Wembley...

STV dedicated to Paralympians preparing for London 2012

Sports Training Village is dedicated to Paralympians 20-28 August

09 August 2012

Team Bath is delighted to be hosting the final preparations for over 100 Paralympians as they get ready to compete at London 2012 from 20-28 August. We hope that everyone in Bath, and particularly at the University, can feel a sense of pride in the role that our city is playing in this inspirational event and will be able to help us in being good hosts at such a critical time for the athletes involved....

Rhythmic gymnasts thank you for your support

09 August 2012

University of Bath-based Great Britain rhythmic gymnastics group make a piece of history today (Thursday) when they become the first GB team to compete in the group competition at an Olympics Games. The group of Georgina Casssar, Jade Faulkner, Frankie Fox, Lynne Hutchison, Louisa Pouli and Rachel Smith have been training full-time at the University of Bath for over a year under the guidance of coach Sarah Moon. They compete in the group ball routine...

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