News Archive, Month: August 2012

Michael Jamieson

Jamieson helps GB to fourth in last race in the pool at London 2012

04 August 2012

University of Bath Sports Performance student Michael Jamieson was just edged out of a second Olympic medal as Team GB finished fourth in the men’s medley relay at London 2012 tonight (Saturday). Michael won an impressive silver medal in the 200m breaststroke on Wednesday night and stepped into the 4x100m medley relay quartet for the last race in the pool at London 2012. It meant he also had the opportunity to compete in the last...

Dai Greene at the hurdles. Photo: Sam Farr

Greene and Green through to semis

03 August 2012

University of Bath-based hurdlers Dai Greene and Jack Green both eased through to tomorrow’s (Saturday) semi-finals of the 400m hurdles at the London 2012 Olympics. The pair are both coached at the University by Malcolm Arnold – UK Athletics National Events Coach Hurdles. Dai, the reigning World, European and Commonwealth champion, comfortably won his heat this morning in 48.98 and Jack, a Sports Performance student at the University, followed him into the semis by finishing...

Gemma Gibbons in action at the 2012 British Open -78kg

University of Bath graduate Gemma wins Olympic judo silver

02 August 2012

University of Bath Sports Performance graduate Gemma Gibbons today (Thursday) won Britain’s first Olympic judo medal for 12 years when she collected silver in the women’s under-78kg class at the London 2012 Games. Gemma, who graduated from the University in 2009, made sure of a medal by beating France’s reigning World Champion Audrey Tcheumeo with an Ippon golden score in the semi-finals. That set up a final against Kayla Harrison of the USA, who had...

Michael Jamieson

Jamieson’s silver rounds off terrific day for University of Bath sport

01 August 2012

Michael Jamieson rounded off a terrific day for University of Bath sport by winning 200m breaststroke silver at the London 2012 Olympics tonight (Wednesday). The Sports Performance student’s performance came just hours after Sports Technology graduate Heather Stanning and her rowing partner Helen Glover struck gold in the women’s pair this morning. Michael set another British record of 2:07.43 tonight – his third GB record in three swims over the distance at the Olympics. Hungary’s...

Helen Glover & Heather Stanning at 2012 London Olympic Regatta. Photo: Spurrier/Intersport Images

It’s gold and a piece of history for Heather and Helen

01 August 2012

University of Bath graduate Heather Stanning and her rowing partner Helen Glover made a piece of history today (Wednesday) by becoming Britain’s first women Olympic rowing gold medallists. And it was a double success for the British pair, who also won Team GB’s first gold medal of the London 2012 Olympics. Heather and Helen learned to row through the GB Rowing Team’s Start programme at the University of Bath. They showed their intentions in Saturday’s...

Alexander Petro

Russian athletes head for Olympics after successful camp

01 August 2012

Members of Russia’s athletics team became the last athletes to head to the London 2012 Olympic Games at the end of their preparation camp at the University of Bath this morning (Wednesday). The Russians took part in a 10-day training stint at the University and are now joining up with the rest of the team in London. They took the oppourtnity to meet up with the Bath Bullet – Olympic 4x100m gold medallist Jason Gardener...

Jonathan Carlisle

01 August 2012

Sport/Event > Swimming,  100 &  200m backstroke Date and Place of Birth > 1992, UK Coached by > Dave McNulty / Graeme Antwhistle Date Arrived at Team Bath > September 2012 Clubs > Sunderland Biography > Jonny is a talented young backstroker and trains at British Swimming's National Centre for Swimming here in Bath. Headline Result > 5th - 100m backstroke Olympic trials - 2012

David Carpenter

01 August 2012

David Carpenter was a student at the University of Bath in the 1970s and was elected to the Sports Association (then called Athletics Union) as President during his time here. He went on to work for the Sports Council in London. In the late 1980s and early 1990s he researched the possibility of a national lottery which would fund sport. Convinced that this was the only way in which Britain could compete on a world...

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