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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Kirsten named in GB World Championships team

16 July 2013

University of Bath student Kirsten McAslan has been selected to compete at next month’s athletics World Championships in Moscow. The 19-year-old Biochemistry student was today (Tuesday) named in the GB team alongside the likes of double Olympic champion Mo Farah and Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis. It’s only the second senior GB call-up for McAslan, who receives a Santander Sports Scholarship while she trains and studies at the University of Bath. McAslan is named in...

Gold for Grace at World University Games

16 July 2013

University of Bath graduate Grace McCatty has won her second World University Games medal after the British women’s football team beat Mexico in last night’s (Monday) final to strike gold. The GB team ran out 6-2 winners in the final – scoring four second half goals after the two teams were all-square at 2-2 at half time. The result means that McCatty adds a 2013 World University Games gold to the bronze she won in...

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