News Archive, Month: July 2014

Paralympics London 2012 - Paul Blake celebrates winning a Silver Medal. Photo: Richard Washbrooke/ParalympicsGB

Trio selected for European Championships

23 July 2014

A trio of University of Bath-based Paralympians have been selected to represent Great Britain at next month’s IPC Athletics European Championships. Paul Blake, Sophie Kamlish and Ben Rushgrove are all members of the 56-strong GB team for the competition, which takes place in Swansea from 18 to 23 August. The trio are all coached by Rob Ellchuk. Blake and Rushgrove will both run the T36 100m with Blake also tackling the T36 400m, while Kamlish...

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International successes for Team Bath players

22 July 2014

Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy players have been enjoying success on the international stage, with impressive results in Sweden, Canada, Belgium and the UK. Anna Smith and partner Jos Rae finished runners-up in the women's doubles at the $250,000 WTA Tour Collector Swedish Open in Bastad. They went down 6-1 6-1 in the final to Andreja Klepac and Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor. After their recent appearance at Wimbledon, Smith and Rae are now aiming for the US...

Local successes kick-start Team Bath Tennis Festival

22 July 2014

There were some local successes at the start of the annual Team Bath Tennis Festival, which is being held at the University of Bath this week. More than 600 competitors from around the country are taking part in the festival, which is now in its 17th year. It kicked off with mini tennis at the weekend, where Avon player Evan Baker beat Sam Austin from Gloucestershire in a close final. Daniel Prickett from Hampshire and...

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New Zealand netballers fine-tune Commonwealth Games preparations at University of Bath

21 July 2014

Reigning Commonwealth netball champions New Zealand have been fine-tuning their preparations for the Glasgow 20014 Games at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. The New Zealand team won gold at both the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in 2006 and again at Delhi in 2010 and will arrive in Glasgow as one of the pre-competition favourites. They spent their final pre-Games preparation camp training at the University of Bath before transferring to the Athletes’ Village for...

Bittersweet moment for Guthrie ahead of ANZ challenge

17 July 2014

Team Bath and England player Serena Guthrie is heading to the southern hemisphere to play for ANZ Championship side Northern Mystics next season. The dynamic midcourter, who captained Team Bath’s Superleague team last season and is part of England’s Commonwealth Games squad, has been offered the opportunity to play for one of the top sides in the ANZ next year. Guthrie, who plays wing defence and centre, featured in Team Bath’s Superleague winning teams in...

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Excitement mounts as Glasgow 2014 Games approach

16 July 2014

With just a week until the Opening Ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, the excitement is mounting for athletes with University of Bath links preparing to compete at the Games. More than 70 athletes with University connections were selected to represent 10 countries and compete in 10 sports at the Games, which open on Wednesday 23 July. They include 12 current University of Bath students selected for the Games. Two of them are also...

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Students Curry and Toolis win Euro bronze

16 July 2014

University of Bath students Sam Curry and Tom Toolis won bronze for the Pentathlon GB team at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships in Hungary. The pair came home third in the men’s relay competition on the final day of the championships in Székesfehérvár. It means the British team, which has its National Training Centre at the University of Bath, won two medals at the event following on from the mixed relay silver won by Samantha...

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Courty selected for World Under-23s

15 July 2014

University of Bath student Sam Courty has been named in the Great Britain team to compete at the World Under-23 Rowing Championships later this month. The 21-year-old Sport and Exercise Science student will row in the British women’s eight at the championships, which take place in Varese, Italy from 23 to 27 July. Courty is a member of the 50-strong British squad for the championships. She trains on the GB Rowing Team’s Start programme at...

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Murray and Evans secure silver at Europeans

15 July 2014

The University of Bath-based pair of Samantha Murray and Joe Evans won mixed relay silver at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships in Hungary yesterday (Monday). Murray, the London 2012 Olympic silver medallist and a University of Bath French and Politics graduate, teamed up with 20-year-old Evans for the mixed relay at the championships. The pair performed well across the day, coming joint third in the fencing, winning the swim and dropping just one pentathlon point...

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Athletes can’t wait to compete at Glasgow 2014

11 July 2014

As the countdown to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games continues, athletes with University of Bath links say they can’t wait to compete at the Games. The Opening Ceremony takes place in less than two weeks time on Wednesday 23 July and will be followed by 11 action-packed days of sport featuring 4500 athletes from 71 countries and territories. Some 70 athletes with University of Bath links have been selected for Glasgow 2014, where they will...

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