News Archive, Month: March 2014

Bath swimmers impress in Marseilles

11 March 2014

University of Bath swimmers produced some strong performances at the Mediterranean Open in Marseilles, their last competition before the British Championships. Will Harrison won gold in the 200m backstroke and bronze in the 100m backstroke, both in personal bests. Jay Lelliott (right), a Sports Performance student and Santander Sports Scholar at the University, took silver in the 200m butterfly final with a personal best time of 2:00.80 and bronze in the 400m freestyle. Tilly Gray...

Strong performance adds up to historic gold for Gallagher

10 March 2014

University of Bath graduate Kelly Gallagher made a piece of history today (Monday) by winning Britain’s first gold medal at a Paralympic Winter Games. Gallagher, who graduated from the University with a Mathematics degree in 2006, took gold in the visually impaired Alpine Skiing Super G event at the Sochi Games with guide Charlotte Evans. Their medals were Britain’s first gold medals on the snow at either the Paralympic or Olympic Winter Games. Gallagher, representing...

Child leads GB relay quartet to world bronze

10 March 2014

University of Bath-based athlete Eilidh Child landed another medal on the world stage when she led the Great Britain 4x400m quartet to bronze at the World Indoor Championships in Poland. Child, who was Great Britain team captain for the championships, led off the GB relay quartet that came home third behind the USA and Jamaica in Sopot. Child, who is coached by Malcolm Arnold, British Athletics’ Lead Hurdles Coach,  ran the first leg, passing the...

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor (Photo: Sam Farr)

Fab four for O’Connor as Bath swimmers impress in Berlin

04 March 2014

University of Bath-based swimmer Siobhan-Marie O’Connor landed an impressive four gold medals at the Berlin International Swimming Meet. The British Gas GBR National Performance Centre Bath swimmer set personal bests to win golds in the 200m individual medley, 50m butterfly, 100m butterfly and 100m freestyle. Bath swimmers were in stunning form at the competition, with Lizzie Simmonds and Chris Walker-Hebborn both claiming double gold. Simmonds won golds in the 100m and 200m backstroke, while Walker-Hebborn...

Kelly Gallagher

All downhill for Kelly and her guide

04 March 2014

Scorching down a slalom course on the limit can be a daunting experience for anyone. Doing it when you are visually impaired requires complete trust in your guide. University of Bath graduate Kelly Gallagher will demonstrate both her ability and her trust in guide Charlotte Evans when she competes at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. Kelly graduated from the University of Bath with a Mathematics degree in 2006 and lives in Bangor in Northern...

Child to captain GB at World Indoor Championships

03 March 2014

University of Bath-based Eilidh Child said she was ‘shocked and honoured’ to be asked to captain the Great Britain team at this week’s World Indoor Championships. Child, who is coached by Malcolm Arnold, British Athletics’ Lead Hurdles Coach,  said it came as a complete surprise when British Athletics Performance Director Neil Black called her to ask if she would captain the team for the championships, which take place in Sopot, Poland, from Friday to Sunday...

Trio win medals in Dubai

03 March 2014

A trio of University of Bath-based London 2012 Paralympians produced impressive results at the Fazza International Athletics Competition in Dubai. Paul Blake, a double medallist at London 2012, smashed his personal best in the T36 100m with a new best of 12.58 seconds.  That put the 400m and 800m specialist second.  Blake also took bronze in the T36/37/38 400m final. Sophie Kamlish won a pair of bronze medals in combined T37/38/44/46 class competitions over 100m...

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