News Archive, Month: July 2013

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Zambia IDEALS Week Two Placement Diary

10 July 2013

Read the latest news from Zambia. Week two reports from 7 June – 13 June 2013 and has insights from the whole group regarding their placement within schools and communities in Zambia. Look out for Josh Skinner (1st Year SaSS) & Kate McGinley (3rd year SaSS) who are representing the University of Bath. International Development through Excellence and Leadership in Sport (IDEALS) is a UK Sport programme, delivered in partnership with University of Bath. In...

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Judo players miss out in medals in Kazan

10 July 2013

Team Bath judo players missed out on the medals at the World University Games in Russia. In the women’s under-70kg class, Megan Fletcher just missed out on a quarter-final berth in Kazan when she lost her round of 16 contest to Cuba’s Onix Cortes Aldama. The bout went the full five minutes before the Cuban edged it with a late Yuko score. Cortes Aldama went on to take bronze overall. Fletcher had earlier beaten Russia’s...

Michael Jamieson with silver medal. Photo D Holland

Jamieson on universities sportsman of the year shortlist

09 July 2013

University of Bath graduate Michael Jamieson features on the shortlist for the British Universities sportsman of the year award. Jamieson, who has just graduated in Sports Performance, won silver in the 200m breaststroke at the London 2012 Olympics. He features on a three-strong shortlist for the award, along with table tennis player Chris Doran of Nottingham Trent University and hockey player Harry Martin of the University of Nottingham. The winner will be announced at the...

Silver media for Michael Jamieson, London Olympic Games - Day 5. Photo: Tony Marshall/PA Wire

Jamieson one of five from Bath for World Championships

04 July 2013

Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson has been named as one of five University of Bath-based swimmers selected by British Swimming for the World Championships from July 28 – August 4 in Barcelona. Jamieson trains, a Sports Performance student, trains at the British Gas ITC on campus and for the Scot the prospect of the World Championships, after a difficult preparation for the national championships, is an exciting one. “I was surprised by my swims at...

Samantha Murray crosses academic finishing line

01 July 2013

[caption id="attachment_30120" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Samantha Murray (right) pictured with team-mate Mhairi Spence"][/caption]London 2012 Olympic silver medallist Samantha Murray graduates from the University of Bath on Thursday 4 July – but she plans to be a familiar face around campus for some time to come. Samanatha receives her BA (Hons) in French and Politics at a ceremony in the majestic surroundings of Bath Abbey. But she won’t be moving too far away from Bath just yet...

Stephen Baddeley – Director of Sport

01 July 2013

Stephen joined as the University of Bath’s Director of Sport in February 2010. A former professional badminton player, Stephen won numerous Commonwealth, European and national titles in a career running from 1982 to 1990. He remains England’s only Commonwealth Games men’s singles gold medallist. He was British badminton team manager when the sport made its Olympic debut at Barcelona in 1992 and then took up coaching roles in Scotland and Switzerland before becoming Performance Director...

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