News Archive, Month: October 2012

O’Connor and Jarvis named in GB Euro Short Course team

31 October 2012

University of Bath-based swimmers Siobahn-Marie O’Connor and Calum Jarvis have been selected to compete at the European Short Course Championships in France next month – the first international swimming championships since London 2012. The pair are members of an 18-strong GB team for the championships, which take place in Chartres from 22 to 25 November. O’Connor and Jarvis both train at the British Swimming’s British Gas Bath Intensive Training Centre. O’Connor returns to action after...

Louise hunts down doubles title in Nottingham

30 October 2012

University of Bath student Louise Hunt claimed her fifth ITF 2 women’s doubles title of the year with victory at the Nottingham indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament at the weekend. The London 2012 Paralympian partnered Germany’s Sabine Ellerbrock as top seeds for the Nottingham tournament. The pair took the title beating Jordanne Whiley and Lauren Jones 6-0 6-2 in the final. "I've been waiting to play doubles with Sabine for ages and it hasn't worked out...

Sam Murray 2012 ready for action

Murray reaches quarter-finals in Canada

29 October 2012

Team Bath MCTA tennis player Samantha Murray followed up her maiden Challenger title at the Glasgow $25,000 event by reaching the quarter-finals of the $50,000 National Bank Challenger in Saguenay, Canada. Murray took out Marie-Eve Pelletier, the number eight seed from Canada in the first round, and followed that up with a win over Michaela Honcova of the Slovak Republic 6-2, 6-4. That set up a quarter-final match against WTA number 98 ranked Melanie Oudin...

Gregg Varey

Varey takes bronze in Sweden

29 October 2012

Team Bath judo player Gregg Varey collected a bronze medal at the European Cup competition in Sweden at the weekend. The 24-year-old University of Bath Sports Performance graduate finished third in the under-60kg class in the competition at Boras. Varey lost his opening round fight against France’s Thomas Cadoux-Duc, who went on to take gold. But Varey battled back in the repechage, beating two Polish opponents before defeating Sweden’s Alexander Lundqvist in the battle for...

Olympic medallist tackles piano challenge for Children in Need

26 October 2012

Olympic silver medal winning modern pentahlete Samantha Murray will swap her epee and laser pistol for an evening dress and piano to perform at a charity concert live on BBC Radio 3 on Monday (29 October) night. The 23-year-old University of Bath student agreed to learn to play the piano for Piano Season on the BBC with the aim of playing in a concert supporting the charity Children in Need. And after just a handful...

Alexandra Rickham (photo Sam Farr)

University graduate Rickham wins pair of British Sailing awards

24 October 2012

University of Bath graduate Alexandra Rickham has collected a pair of top titles at the Skandia Team GBR annual prize giving dinner. Rickham won bronze in sailing’s SKUD 18 class at the London 2012 Paralympic Games partnering Nikki Birrell. The pair were awarded the inaugural RYA Paralympic Classes Athlete of the Year trophy as well as collecting the overall Skandia Team GBR Athlete of the Year title at the dinner. It rounded off a terrific...

Sam Murray

Samantha Murray lands TeamBath MCTA’s first Challenger title

22 October 2012

Team Bath MCTA tennis player Samantha Murray has won the Aegon GB Pro-Series Glasgow title. The victory marks the first Challenger event title for a Team Bath tennis player. In the final, 25 year-old Murray defeated seventh seed Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 to win her first ever title at a Futures level. On her way to the final, unseeded Murray recorded some impressive wins over second seeded Romanian Cristina-Andreea Mitu, whom...

Serita Shone

Serita Shone returns to bobsleigh training

19 October 2012

At the University of Bath's push start track last week athlete Serita Shone has pushed a bobsleigh for the first time, less than a year after being told she would not walk again. Doctors feared the Briton, 23, might be paralysed after she fractured her spine in a shocking crash last October. But she has astounded friends, team members and medical experts by returning to action in Bath. Doctors have described her as "a walking...

Mia Ritchie in action

It’s a record for Team Bath netballers!

16 October 2012

Team Bath’s netballers feature in the 2013 edition of the Guinness World Records book as the most successful team in Superleague history. The Superleague, the UK’s premier club netball competition, has only been contested on seven occasions, and Team Bath have won it four times – in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010. A photograph of last season's Team Bath Superleague squad is featured on the team sport pages the 2013 edition of Guinness World Records...

Athletes of the month collect their awards

16 October 2012

Olympic and Paralympic medallists who train at the University of Bath are the latest winners of the Team Bath athlete of the month awards. Modern pentathlete Samantha Murray and swimmer Michael Jamieson won the August awards to mark their achievements in winning silver medals at the London 2012 Olympics. Paralympic athletes Paul Blake – who won a silver and a bronze at the Games – and Katrina Hart, a relay bronze medallist, won the September...

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