News Archive, Month: July 2013

Judo - Gosiewski. Photo Phil Searle

Gosiewski and Nartey to contest World Championships

30 July 2013

University of Bath student and judo player Jan Gosiewski has been selected to compete at his first World Championships. Gosiewski is a member of the nine-strong British team for the championships, which take place at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil from 26 August to 1 September. He will be joined at the championships by another Team Bath player, Emmanuel Nartey, who represents Ghana at his sixth World Championships. The pair will both contest the under-73kg...

Amy Williams with Olympic gold medal

Cream of Britain’s winter sport athletes to converge on University of Bath

29 July 2013

The cream of Britain’s winter sport athletes are heading to the University of Bath next month to take part in Team GB’s Sochi 2014 Conference. Around 50 Team GB hopefuls for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games are due to attend the conference, which runs from Saturday 10 August to Sunday 11 August. The University of Bath has a strong track record in hosting major events and sports teams. It hosted the main ParalympicsGB preparation camp...

Sophie Kamlish. Photo: Sam Farr

Kamlish rounds off campaign on a high note

29 July 2013

Sixteen-year-old Sophie Kamlish rounded off Britain’s track campaign at the IPC Athletics World Championships with a bronze medal and personal best in the T44 200m. The London 2012 Paralympian, who is coached by Rob Ellchuk at the University of Bath, had just missed out on a medal in the 100m final in Lyon, finishing fourth on Thursday night. But the following day she went one place better to win a medal at her first World...

Paul Blake. Photo: Sam Farr

Blake adds silver to gold at World Championships

26 July 2013

Bath-based athlete Paul Blake was just edged out of a double gold medal winning performance at the IPC Athletics World Championships in France today (Friday). Blake added a silver medal in the T36 400m to the gold he won over 800m in Lyon on Monday. Gold today went to Evgenii Shvetcov, Russia’s Paralympic champion and world record holder. He crossed the line in 56.27 with Blake second in 56.72. Blake had set a  championship record...

Spence bids to defend title as British team prepares to take on the world

24 July 2013

University of Bath graduate Mhairi Spence gets the opportunity to defend her World Championship crown when she competes at the most important modern pentathlon competition since the London 2012 Olympics next month. Spence won the title in Rome in May of last year and is today named in the GB team to contest the 2013 World Championships in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei, from 21 to 27 August. The team was named today at a media session...

Modern Pentathlon GB line-up at Team Bath, University of Bath

Unique partnership strengthens University’s sporting reputation

24 July 2013

The University of Bath and Pentathlon GB are joining forces in a unique partnership in British sport. Pentathlon GB has based its High Performance Centre at Bath since 1999 with Olympic medal-winning athletes such as Samantha Murray (silver medallist in the London 2012 Games) combining their University studies with training and competing. This relationship is set to be strengthened further with some of Britain’s top modern pentathletes helping promote the University to potential future students....

Paul Blake. Photo: Sam Farr

Blake strikes gold at World Champs

22 July 2013

University of Bath-based athlete Paul Blake struck gold at the IPC Athletics World Championships in France this morning. Blake added the T36 800m gold to the 400m title he won at the last World Championships in New Zealand two years ago. He did it in style at Lyon 2013, running from the front to claim Britain’s fourth gold of the championships in a personal best and championship record of 2:06.10. Blake, who is coached by...

Rugby players miss out on bronze

17 July 2013

University of Bath athletes just missed out on a medal on the final day of the World University Games when the GB women’s rugby sevens team went down to Canada in the bronze medal match. Deb Fleming, a Coach Education and Sports Development graduate, Katie Mason, a Sport and Exercise Science graduate, and Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering student Amy Wilson-Hardy were members of the GB rugby sevens squad. The team played their bronze medal...

Barry Scollo Director of Tennis

Barry Scollo Monthly Blog July 2013

16 July 2013

What a month for British Tennis and Team Bath MCTA! It is amazing to sit here writing the July blog knowing we now have a Men’s Wimbledon Champion, well done Andy Murray from everyone at Team Bath MCTA Tennis. IHPC Academy After five years of representation in the Junior Wimbledon Championships it was great to see four senior players involved in the ladies event, Sam in singles and Lisa, Mel, Anna all in doubles. All...

Zambia IDEALS Project

Zambia IDEALS Project Four-Week Overview

16 July 2013

International Development through Excellence and Leadership in Sport (IDEALS) is a UK Sport programme, delivered in partnership with University of Bath. The first group have had a challenging time which they have embraced superbly well with patience but also drive to take the initiative. All the placements have had issues which needed ironing out, some greater than others but that has been outlined in the individual break down of sites. It’s unquestionable that the students...

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