News Archive, Month: July 2013

Kristen McAslan

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...

The GB women's team gold medallist (photo: Patryk Chalastra)

Pentathletes land third medal of Euro Champs

15 July 2013

Great Britain secured their third medal of the 2013 Modern Pentathlon European Championships as Kate French, Samantha Murray and Mhairi Spence won the women’s team gold in Poland today (Monday). And Freyja Prentice just missed out on an individual medal, coming home in fourth place in Drzonkow in her first major competition since recovering from a hamstring injury. Samantha Murray, the London 2012 Olympic silver medallist finished seventh in the individual competition, with Kate French...

World Cup gold for Glover

15 July 2013

Olympic rowing gold medallist Helen Glover and her partner Polly Swann completed a hat-trick of 2013 World Cup gold titles when they won in Switzerland on Sunday (14 July). The British duo struck gold in the women’s pair in Lucerne in the face of strong opposition from New Zealand and the USA. Their victory in Lucerne followed on from earlier successes this year in Sydney and Eton Dorney. Glover, the Olympic champion with Heather Stanning...

McCatty in line for second World University Games medal

15 July 2013

University of Bath graduate Grace McCatty is guaranteed a second World University Games medal when Great Britain play in the women’s football final in Russia tonight (Monday). The Coach Education and Sports Development graduate won bronze in Belgrade last time around and is now certain of at least a silver in Kazan. Great Britain secured a place in the final against Mexico by beating Brazil 1-0 in Saturday’s semis. Tonight’s final is at 8pm local...

Dai Greene

Greene steps up the pace ahead of World Championships

15 July 2013

Reigning world champion Dai Greene ran a season’s best to take 400m hurdles gold at the Sainsbury’s British Championships in Birmingham at the weekend. Greene, who is coached by Malcolm Arnold – British Athletics Lead Hurdles Coach - clocked a season’s best 48.66 seconds to beat former training partner Rhys Williams into second place at the championships, which doubled as the trials for the World Championships in Moscow. Greene said: “It was nice to come...

Gold and silver for Talbot at European Under-23 Champs

15 July 2013

University of Bath-based sprinter Danny Talbot is celebrating a brace of medals at the European Under-23 Championships in Finland. The 22-year-old, who is coached by Dan Cossins, won silver in the 200m and followed that up with gold in the 4x100m on yesterday’s (Sunday) final day of action in Tampere. Talbot ran the second leg in the relay final partnering Adam Gemili, Deji Tobais and Dannish Walker-Khan as the quartet set a new European under-23...

The GB trio with their bronze medals (photo Patryk Chalastra)

Young GB trio make it two medals in two days at European Championships

12 July 2013

The young trio of Jamie Cooke, Sam Curry and Joe Evans made it two medals in two days for Great Britain at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships when they won the men’s team relay bronze in Poland today (Friday). Their success followed the gold won by Katy Burke, Kate French and Samantha Murray in the women’s team relay on yesterday’s (Thursday) opening day of the championships in Drzonkow. The men’s trio featured two teenagers –...

Michael Jamieson with silver medal. Photo D Holland

Jamieson is British universities sportsman of the year

12 July 2013

University of Bath graduate and swimmer Michael Jamieson has been named British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Sportsman of the Year. The 24-year-old Sports Performance graduate was named winner of the prize at last night’s (Thursday) BUCS Awards Dinner. He said: “I’m delighted to have been named BUCS sportsman of the year. I owe a lot of thanks to the University for their support in the past few years, without whom I would not have...

Bath trio make perfect start to European Champs

11 July 2013

The British trio of Katy Burke, Kate French and Olympic silver medallist Samantha Murray made the perfect start to the Modern Pentathlon European Championships by winning team relay gold in Poland today (Thursday). The British team, who train at the Pentathlon GB high performance centre at the Unviersity of Bath, led from the fencing at the start of the day and followed that with consistent performances in the swim, ride and run/shoot to take the...

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