News Archive, Month: November 2013

Team Bath name exciting squad to defend Superleague crown

26 November 2013

Team Bath have announced a squad with an exciting blend of youth and experience to defend their Netball Superleague title in 2014. Team Bath are the most successful team in the history of the Superleague – their 62-56 Grand Final victory over Celtic Dragons in May earned them a fifth title from just eight Superleague campaigns. Head coach Jess Thirlby’s 15-strong squad for the 2014 campaign features six senior England internationals and eight current University...

Jody helping plot England’s Junior World Cup campaign

18 November 2013

University of Bath hockey coach Jody Paul will play a key role in England’s campaign at the Junior Hockey World Cup in India next month. Jody, a former South African international defender, will be England’s assistant coach at the men's Junior World Cup, which runs from 6 to 15 December in New Delhi. England warmed up for the competition at a tournament in Malaysia, where they finished sixth out of six, suggesting they could face...

University-based athletes among top award winners

14 November 2013

University of Bath-based athletes landed many of the top honours at the annual Bath Chronicle Sports Awards ceremony, with Stephanie Millward, Paul Blake and Team Bath’s Superleague netballers among the winners of major awards. Paralympic swimmer Stephanie Millward was named winner of the coveted sports personality of the year award at last night’s (Wednesday) ceremony at Bath Racecourse. It came after another impressive year that saw the Aquae Sulis Performance Swimming Club member, who trains...

Lizzie strikes gold in Beijing

13 November 2013

University of Bath-based swimmer Lizzie Simmonds struck gold at the final FINA World Cup event of the year. Lizzie, who trains at the British Swimming Bath Intensive Training Centre (ITC), took gold in the 50m backstroke in the Beijing 2008 Olympic pool today (Wednesday). The in-form swimmer followed that up with 200m backstroke bronze. It was a decent day for Bath ITC swimmers, with both Sophie Allen and Michael Jamieson also in the medals. Sophie...

Golden girl Heather returns from Afghanistan

13 November 2013

University of Bath graduate and London 2012 Olympic gold medal winning rower Heather Stanning has completed a six-month tour as part of the British military’s force in Afghanistan. Heather, who graduated from the University with a degree in Sports Technology in 2007, joined forces with Helen Glover to become the first British women’s rowing Olympic gold medallists. The pair learned to row at the University of Bath. Following her Olympic success Captain Stanning returned to...

Trampolinists claim World Championship medals

12 November 2013

Two athletes who train at the University of Bath are celebrating medals at the Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in Bulgaria. Laura Gallagher joined forces with Emma Smith, Kat Driscoll and Bryony Page to win gold in the women’s trampoline team final in Sofia. Silver went to Canada with Belarus coming third. Laura, who also finished 14th in the individual competition, only returned to action at the end of June after eight months out through injury....

Lizzie Simmonds

Lizzie lands a hat-trick in Tokyo

11 November 2013

University of Bath-based swimmer Lizzie Simmonds landed three medals and an English record at the penultimate leg of the 2013 FINA World Cup in Tokyo. Simmonds, who is based at British Swimming’s Bath Intensive Training Centre, broke her own English short course record to take silver in the 50m backstroke. She followed that up with another silver in the 200m backstroke and then 100m backstroke bronze. Her medals came just three days after a haul...

Emmanuel Nartey (by Sam Farr)

Nartey wins gold in Mauritius

11 November 2013

Team Bath judo player Emmanuel Nartey has captured the second World Cup gold of his career, winning his class at the African Open in Mauritius. The Ghanaian London 2012 Olympian beat fighters from Gabon and Poland en route to the final of the under-73kg class. He rounded off his campaign with victory over Ireland’s Caoimhin Thompson in the final. “After four years switching between silvers and bronzes, I finally won by second World Cup gold,”...

More World Cup medals for Simmonds and Allen

06 November 2013

University of Bath-based swimmers Lizzie Simmonds and Sophie Allen added to their World Cup medal hauls with another medal each in Singapore today (Wednesday). Lizzie, who trains at the British Gas Bath Intensive Training Centre at the University of Bath, completed a hat-trick of medals in Singapore by adding the 100m backstroke bronze to the two silvers she won yesterday (Tuesday).  She came within a second of her British record as she touched in 57.58...

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Swimmer Lizzie breaks English record

05 November 2013

University of Bath-based Lizzie Simmonds broke her English short course 50m Backstroke record as four Brits claimed medals on day one of the Singapore leg of the 2013 FINA World Cup series. The British Gas ITC Bath swimmer clocked 26.85 to slice 0.03 off her previous best from the 2008 European Short Course Championships and claim silver behind Australia’s Emily Seebohm (26.70). Simmonds scooped a second silver in the 200m Backstroke, clocking 2:03.30 to finish...

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