News Archive, Month: August 2013

Millward collects four golds at World Champs

19 August 2013

Bath-based swimmer Stephanie Millward is celebrating an impressive haul of four gold medals from the IPC World Championships in Canada. Millward, who swims with the Aquae Sulis Performance Swimming Club, rounded off her campaign with a pair of golds on the final day of the championships in Montreal yesterday (Sunday). First she took gold in the S9 100m backstroke and she followed that up by helping the British team to gold in a world record...

Child helps GB quartet to bronze

19 August 2013

Bath-based athlete Eilidh Child said she was delighted to help the British 4x400m to bronze at the World Championships in Moscow at the weekend. Child, who is coached by Malcolm Arnold  British Athletics Lead Hurdles Coach - ran 51.7 seconds on the opening leg to help set Britain up for a medal. Shana Cox, Margaret Adeoye and Christine Ohuruogu brought the team home in 3:22.61 for bronze. “I’m just delighted that we could come home...

England’s young netballers hone skills for World Youth Champs

17 August 2013

England’s talented young netballers finalised their preparations for next week’s Glasgow 2013 World Youth Netball Championships at the University of Bath. The England under-21s have been having regular training camps at the University, home to five-time Superleague champions Team Bath. And on Sunday they fly to Glasgow ahead of their first game in the championships, when they tackle the Republic of Ireland on Friday 23 August. “We’ve had a brilliant preparation here,” said head coach...

Michael Jamieson

Jamieson named a Glasgow 2014 ambassador

15 August 2013

Olympic silver medallist and Bath-based swimmer Michael Jamieson has been named as an official Games ambassador for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The University of Bath Sports Performance graduate, who trains at British Swimming’s Bath Intensive Training Centre, won 200m breaststroke silver at the London 2012 Olympics for Great Britain and also silver in the same event for Scotland at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games. He joins the likes of Sir Chris Hoy, Jessica Ennis-Hill...

Student Tomsett fifth at sailing’s World 470 Junior Champs

13 August 2013

University of Bath student and scholar Katie Tomsett finished fifth in sailing’s World 470 Junior Championships and 30th in the seniors. Tomsett, who is studying for a BA (Hons) in Sport and Social Sciences at the University, partnered Joanna Freeman at the competition at La Rochelle in France. They were the highest placed British finishers in the junior event, ranked fifth in the 25-strong fleet after 11 races. The young pairing then went on to...

Team GB Sochi Media Summit

British Olympic Association steps up Olympic Winter Games preparation with landmark Team GB Sochi 2014 Conference

13 August 2013

With just six months to go before the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, more than 50 Team GB hopefuls gathered at the University of Bath this past weekend for the Team GB Media Summit and Sochi 2014 Conference. Friday’s Summit, a gathering of more than 50 athletes from 10 sports and disciplines, with their associated Team Leaders and support staff, and 80 members of the nation’s media, was the first of its kind...

Murray achieves a Team Bath first en route to US Open qualifiers

09 August 2013

Team Bath MCTA Academy player Sam Murray has achieved a career high world ranking of 189, making her the first Team Bath player to achieve a place in the world’s top-200. Murray has climbed almost 100 places in the rankings this season – she ended 2012 with a world ranking of 283. Back to back finals appearances at the Granby and Winnipeg ITF tournaments in Canada last month saw her progress to the top-200. And...

Boulton and Dampney 17th at European Finals

05 August 2013

The England beach volleyball pair of Lucy Boulton and Zara Dampney finished 17th at the CEV European Beach Volleyball Championship Finals in Austria. The pair, who do some of their training at the University of Bath, secured a victory over the Czech pair of Hana Skalnikova and Patricia Missottenova to progress from pool G to the main draw. But they were then just edged out of a place in round two with a narrow 22-24,...

Willis fourth and Jamieson fifth at World Champs

04 August 2013

University of Bath based swimmers Andrew Willis and Michael Jamieson were just edged out of the medals at the Swimming World Championships in Barcelona. The pair, who train at the British Gas Bath Intensive Training Centre came home in fourth and fifth place in the final of the 200m breaststroke on Friday (2 August) night. Willis, who is studying for a Chemical Engineering degree at the University, clocked a time of 2:09.13 to achieve his...

West Brom under-21s put through their paces in Bath

01 August 2013

West Bromwich Albion’s young footballers fine-tuned their preparations for the new Barclays Under-21 Premier League at a three-day team-building camp at the University of Bath. The under-21 squad stayed and ate on campus and trained in the £30 million Sports Training Village during the visit. They rounded off the camp with a friendly fixture against the Southampton Academy (Bath), which is based at the University. David Oldfield, West Brom’s Senior Professional Development Coach, who headed...

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