News Archive, Month: August 2013

University of Bath Special Olympics. Photo Sam Farr

One more day of sport at fantastic Games

30 August 2013

Tomorrow (Saturday) marks the final day of sporting action at what has been a fantastic Bath 2013 Special Olympics National Summer Games. The Games are organised by Special Olympics GB, a charity providing year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities (also known as learning disabilities) in England, Scotland and Wales. As well as 1700 athletes, 500 volunteers, 600 coaches and 120 sports officials, the Games also attracted many family members...

Bath 2013 Special Olympics National Summer Games are underway

29 August 2013

Hundreds of athletes with intellectual disabilities went into action on the opening day of the Bath 2013 Special Olympics GB National Summer Games. The University of Bath is the main host venue for the Games, hosting the athletes’ accommodation and nine of the 12 sports at the Games. Day one of the Games saw athletes from around the country taking part in a wide range of sports at the University, including athletics, boccia, football, gymnastics,...

Gosiewski and Nartey (by Sam Farr)

Team Bath duo miss out after tough World Champs draws

29 August 2013

Team Bath judo players Jan Gosiewski and Emmanuel Nartey both missed out on the medals at the World Championships after landing tough draws in their opening contests in Brazil yesterday (Wednesday). The pair were both competing in the under-73kg class in Rio de Janeiro with University of Bath student Gosiewski representing Great Britain at his first World Championships and London 2012 Olympian Nartey going for Ghana at his sixth. Gosiewski found himself with a tough...

Katie (right) and Joanna

Tomsett strikes silver at European Juniors

28 August 2013

University of Bath student and sports scholar Katie Tomsett is celebrating winning a silver medal at sailing’s 470 European Junior Championships. Tomsett and her sailing partner Joanna Freeman came second behind the Ukrainian crew of Anna Kyselova and Anastasiya Krasko at the championships in Pwllhei in Wales. “We’re absolutely delighted with the silver medal, our aim was to improve on the bronze medal we achieved last year,” said 20-year-old Tomsett, who has just completed her...

Samm Butler u18 National Boy's Singles Champion 2013

Butler maintains Team Bath MCTA domination of boys’ under-18s title

27 August 2013

It was another highly successful year for Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy players at the British Junior National Tennis Championships, held at Nottingham Tennis Centre, with two winners and a finalist. Samm Butler became the new under-18 boys’ singles champion, while Youssef Hassan won the under-18 boys’ doubles title with partner Lewis Roskilly. Dan Little was runner-up in the under-16 boys’ singles. Butler's victory in the under-18 boys’ singles means the trophy will be returning...

Nick Woodbridge

Gold and silver for GB pentathletes at World Champs

24 August 2013

The British team are celebrating a stunning day at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships today (Saturday) with the women wining team gold and Nick Woodbridge taking individual silver in the men’s competition. The trio of Kate French, Samantha Murray and Mhairi Spence - all University of Bath graduates - started an outstanding day in Chinese Taipei by successfully defending the title won by Murray, Spence and Heather Fell in Rome last year. And double Olympian...

Murray leads as remainder of final postponed by typhoon

23 August 2013

Samantha Murray, Britain’s London 2012 Olympic silver medallist, sits on top of the leaderboard in the women’s final at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Chinese Taipei. But she will have to wait until tomorrow (Saturday) to press home her advantage after Typhoon Trami led to the postponement of the ride and run/shoot today. After hours of heavy rain, organisers decided to postpone the final elements of the competition for the safety of the athletes...

Sam misses out on main draw at US Open

23 August 2013

Team Bath MCTA Academy player Sam Murray missed out on a place in the main draw of the US Open when she was edged out in a second qualifying round contest. Murray, currently ranked 190 in the world, went down 6-4 7-5 to Taylor Townsend of the USA in last night’s match in New York. The US Open was the first time Murray has played in a Grand Slam qualifying tournament and defeat to Townsend...

amela Cookey of England Netball celebrates. Photo: Backpage Images

Strong Team Bath presence in England squad

20 August 2013

Five members of Team Bath’s 2013 Netball Superleague winning squad were today (Tuesday) named in the England squad for the forthcoming international series against South Africa. And a total of 10 members of the 12-strong squad are past or present Team Bath players. Team Bath’s Pamela Cookey will captain the England team for the Fiat International Netball series, which kicks-off with a fixture at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Sunday 22 September....

Special Olympics GB National Summer Games 2013 to be held in City of Bath

Bath 2013 Special Olympics now just days away

20 August 2013

The largest sports event in the UK for people with intellectual disabilities is now just days away from getting underway in Bath for the first time. The University of Bath is proud to be the main host venue for the Special Olympics GB National Summer Games. The Opening Ceremony takes place at the Royal Crescent in Bath on Wednesday 27 August and the sport begins at the University of Bath the following day. Some 1700...

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