News Archive, Month: July 2014

Eilidh Child in the 400m hurdles final at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games (Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images)

Silver lining for Bath-based pair at Glasgow 2014

31 July 2014

University of Bath-based athletes Eilidh Child and Jazmin Sawyers collected a brace of silver medals on day eight of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games tonight (Thursday). Child was roared on to silver in the 400m hurdles final by a passionate Hampden Park crowd in an emotional night in the stadium. The Scot, who is coached by Malcolm Arnold, came home in second in 55.02 seconds behind Jamaica’s Kaliese Spencer in 54.10. “My first emotion was...

Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014

Athletes take step closer to medals on day seven of Games

30 July 2014

Athletes with University of Bath links took a step closer to the medals in hockey, netball and athletics on day seven of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. For the first time in Glasgow, there were no University of Bath connected athletes in action in finals today (Wednesday), day seven of the Games. But University of Bath Sports Performance graduate Zoe Shipperley took a step closer to a medal in the women’s hockey. Her England team...

Chris Walker-Hebborn (right) with his second gold (photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images)

Swimmers sign off from Glasgow 2014 with more medals

29 July 2014

University of Bath-based swimmers Chris Walker-Hebborn and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor both added to their already impressive haul of medals on the final day of swimming at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games today (Tuesday). Walker-Hebborn won his second gold of the Games. He helped the England 4x100m medley relay quartet to gold and a Commonwealth record in the final swimming event of Glasgow 2014, beating the much fancied Australian team. It meant he added a relay medal...

Heather Olver in action at Glasgow 2014 (photo: Badminton Photo)

Silver for Olver at Glasgow 2014

28 July 2014

University of Bath graduate Heather Olver collected a silver medal for helping England to second place in the team badminton competition at the Glasgow 204 Commonwealth Games today (Monday). Olver, who has a Coach Education and Sports Development degree from the University, featured in the earlier rounds of the competition but did not play in today’s final against Malaysia, where England went down 3-1. Her silver medal joins the bronze she won for England in...

Relay success for Bleaken at World Juniors

28 July 2014

Team Bath athlete Loren Bleaken won her first medal on the world stage at the World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday. Bleaken, coached by Malcolm Arnold, landed a superb silver medal in the 4x400m relay in a strong British quartet that pushed the USA close, but finished second. Their time of 3:32.00 was the second fastest by a British junior women’s team. In the final event of the championships fellow Bath athlete Elliot...

Silver for Sam at World Under-23 Champs

28 July 2014

University of Bath student Sam Courty helped the British women’s eight to the silver medal at the World Under-23 Rowing Championships in Italy. The American crew led from the start of the final and went on to capture gold at Varese, leaving the GB boat battling it out with Germany and Australia for silver and bronze. And it was the GB eight, with Sport and Exercise Science student Courty in the number five seat, that...

Sport - 2014 Commonwealth Games - Day Four

Gold and Games record for teenager O’Connor

27 July 2014

Teenager Siobhan-Marie O’Connor produced stunning performance to strike gold in the women’s 200m individual medley on day four of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games tonight (Sunday). O’Connor, who trains at British Swimming’s National Training Centre at the University of Bath, led from the start and her time of 2:08.21 was both a British record and a Commonwealth Games record. It means the 18-year-old has now won a gold, three silvers and a bronze at the...

Zoe Smith wins gold at Glasgow 2014 (photo: Alasatir Grant/AP/Press Association Images)

Smith lifts gold on day three of Glasgow Games

27 July 2014

Weightlifter Zoe Smith led the way with a gold medal as University of Bath-based athletes collected five medals on day three of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. It means athletes linked to the University have now won medals on each of the first three days of the Games. Smith, the bronze medallist for England in Delhi four years ago, made it gold this time around in the women’s under-58kg class. She lifted 92kg in the...

Megan Fletcher en route to Commonwealth gold (photo: Frank Augstein/AP/Press Association Images)

Bath athletes strike gold on day two of Glasgow 2014

25 July 2014

It was a golden day for University of Bath-based athletes at Glasgow 2014 today, with both Megan Fletcher and Chris Walker-Hebborn topping the podium on day two of the Commonwealth Games. Team Bath judo player Fletcher led the way, becoming the first athlete training at the University to strike gold at the Games when she beat New Zealand’s Moira De Villiers in the final of the women’s under-70kg class. The England judo player had earlier...

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

Super Siobhan wins brace of silvers on day one of Glasgow Games

24 July 2014

Eighteen-year-old Siobhan-Marie O’Connor became the first University of Bath based athlete to win a medal at the Glasgow 2014 Games when she struck silver in the 200m freestyle tonight. O’Connor, who trains at British Swimming’s National Training Centre at the University of Bath, came home second with a time of 1:55.82, just behind Australia’s Emma McKeon, who took gold in 1:55.57. O’Connor then wrapped up the evening in the pool by helping the England's 4x100m...

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