News Archive, Month: October 2013

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Walker and Wilson paired up in GBR1 for new season

08 October 2013

Paula Walker will be partnered by Rebekah Wilson in the GBR1 bobsleigh crew for the 2013/4 Olympic season, British Bobsleigh announced today (Tuesday). The pair, who train at the University of Bath, struck gold for Great Britain at the 2011 World Junior Championships in Park City, the USA, in 2011. Walker competed at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, finishing 11th. Fellow Olympian John Jackson will drive the men’s GBR1. He has a crew that...

Heather Olver

Silver for Olver at London Grand Prix

07 October 2013

University of Bath Coach Education and Sports Development graduate Heather Olver just missed out on gold at badminton’s inaugural London Grand Prix at the weekend. Olver and partner Chris Langridge, the English national mixed doubles champions and number three seeds at the grand prix, lost to German second seeds Michael Fuchs and Birgit Michels 21-19 21-14 at the Copper Box Arena. The England pairing are ranked 25 in the world and Olver said: “I think...

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Child selected for Scotland’s home Games

01 October 2013

University of Bath-based Eilidh Child was among the first athletes to be selected for the Scotland team to compete at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The 400m hurdler featured on a 27-strong list of the first athletes named by Team Scotland for the home Games. Scotland have also announced they will field a women’s 4x400m relay team at the Games. Child is coached by Malcolm Arnold, British Athletics Lead Hurdles Coach. She becomes the first...

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