Commonwealth medallists Greene & Olver selected for Glasgow

06 June 2014

Former world champion hurdler Dai Greene will get the chance to defend his Commonwealth title at Glasgow 2014 after being selected today to represent Wales.
Dai Greene with his World Champ medal at the Sports Training Village
Greene (pictured right), who trains at the University of Bath with Malcolm Arnold, British Athletics’ Lead Hurdles coach, runs the 400m hurdles for Wales.

He is joined in the Welsh team by Rhys Williams, who used to train in Bath and who took bronze behind Greene at the Delhi Commonwealth Games four years ago. The pair are named in a 33-strong Welsh athletics team for Glasgow.

And University of Bath Coach Education and Sports Development graduate Heather Olver is another Commonwealth Games medallist with Bath links returning to Commonwealth action in Glasgow.

Olver (pictured front centre with England’s Glasgow 2014 badminton team) won a badminton team bronze with England in Delhi and also played in the mixed and men’s doubles. She partners Chris Langridge in the mixed doubles and Kate Robertshaw in the women’s doubles for England in Glasgow.

“This will be my second Commonwealth Games and I can’t wait to get to Glasgow this summer,” said Olver, who now trains at Badminton England‘s National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes. “After winning team bronze in Delhi four years ago, I am hoping to do better in front of a home crowd this time around.”

Olver becomes the third University of Bath graduate to be selected to play badminton in Glasgow, after Mariana Agathangelou (Coach Education and Sports Development) and Alex Hutchings (Sports Performance) were picked to represent Jersey.

The latest selections take the total number of athletes with University of Bath links selected for Glasgow 2014 to 36, with athletes competing in seven sports for seven different countries.

For a full list of selected athletes please go to the Glasgow 2014 pages of the Team Bath website at

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