Nartey and Stanning collect Army awards

12 December 2012

There was an impressive double for past and present University of Bath based athletes at the annual Army Sports Awards, with judo player Emmanuel Nartey and rower Heather Stanning winning two of the top awards.

Nartey, a Trooper in the British Army and Team Bath judo player, was named the Army’s Sportsman of the Year.

Nartey became the first judo player to represent Ghana at an Olympics when he competed at the London 2012 Games.

And Captain Heather Stanning, a University of Bath Sports Technology graduate who learned to row on GB Rowing Team’s Start programme during her time at Bath, was named Sportswoman of the Year.

That came after she won Britain’s first gold medal of the Olympic Games and Britain’s first women’s Olympic rowing gold partnering Helen Glover in the women’s pair.

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Photos courtesy: Graeme Main/Soldier Magazine

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