News Archive, Month: August 2012

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

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...

Great Britain Rhythmic Gymnastics Celebration Night. Photo by Digitalscape

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....

GB Gymnastics Team Announcement

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...

Lawrence Clarke. Photo: Sam Farr

Clarke fourth in Olympic final as GB rhythmic group prepare to make history

08 August 2012

University of Bath-based hurdler Lawrence Clarke produced the performances of his life to finish just outside the medals in fourth place at the London 2012 Olympics tonight (Wednesday). The 22-year-old, who is coached by Malcolm Arnold – UK Athletics National Events Coach Hurdles – set a personal best of 13.31 in his semi tonight to book a ‘fastest loser’ berth in the final. And he followed that up with 13.39 to come fourth in the...

Seb Rey

Academy players score successes in Ireland

07 August 2012

Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy player Seb Rey produced a strong performance to take the boys’ singles title at the Rushbrooke ITF grade 5 tennis tournament in County Cork, Ireland. Seb, the top seed, beat fellow Brit Simon Pritchard to win the final 6-4, 6-3. Also in Ireland, Brigit Folland won the girls’ doubles title at the grade 5 Donnybrook tournament partnering Rebecca Smaller. The three seeds beat the British pairing of Emily Arbuthnott and...

Lawrence Clarke. Photo: Sam Farr

Clarke through to semis but injured Pozzi bows out

07 August 2012

Lawrence Clarke progressed safely to tomorrow’s (Wednesday) 110m hurdles semi-final, but training partner Andrew Pozzi missed out after failing to finish his heat due to injury. Lawrence came home second in his heat this morning. “I’m so glad I’m through,” he said. “! was a bit nervous this morning. I sat in my blocks and tried to keep it clean and run between. “My dream is to make the Olympic final,” he added. “I’ve just...

Dai Greene

Greene fourth at London 2012

06 August 2012

World champion hurdler Dai Greene just missed out on the medals at London 2012 tonight (Monday) finishing fourth in the 400m hurdles final in the Olympic Stadium. Although he finished strongly, Dai, who is coached by Malcolm Arnold, UK Athletics National Events Coach Hurdles, couldn’t quite do enough to secure a podium place. “I gave it everything I had tonight, there was a bit better structure to my race, but I was a bit too...

Danish Paralympic Swimmers

Danish Paralympic swimmers prepare for London 2012 in Bath

06 August 2012

Paralympic swimmers from Denmark have completed a preparation camps at the University of Bath ahead of the London 2012 Games. The six-strong team spent two weeks training at the University. Jon Rasmussen, National Head Coach of the Danish Paralympic swimming team, said: “I loved the facilities in Bath. It’s wonderful that everything is here when you walk into the building and that there are athletes all around you. The pool is great and we can...

Eilidh Child

Eilidh safely through to semis

05 August 2012

Eilidh Child qualified safely for tomorrow night’s 400m hurdles semi-finals, finishing third in her heat in the Olympic Stadium today. Eilidh, who is coached at the University of Bath by Malcolm Arnold, UK Athletics National Events Coach Hurdles, clocked a time of 56.14 in her heat. “My strides were all over the place in the back straight and I panicked a bit, but I’m just relieved I’ve done enough to make the semi-finals,” she said....

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