News Archive, Month: February 2015

Can University of Bath postgrad Parsons win first “major” medal at Worlds?

26 February 2015

Bobsleigh and skeleton have their World Championships, starting today in Winterberg, Germany, in an event which will see University of Bath postgraduate student and Sochi Olympian Dominic Parsons go in search of a first "major" Championships medal in the men's skeleton. Bobsleigh named a 14-person squad last week which includes the World no.1 junior female pilot Mica McNeill and twice summer Olympian Simeon Williamson. Williamson, one of seven push athletes selected, has emerged from the sport's...

Historic double gold and a bronze for Modern Pentathletes

26 February 2015

University of Bath-based Modern Pentathlon Performance Director Jan Bartu could not keep the smile out of his normally-controlled voice. “We are over the moon.  These are fantastic results”, he said as his squad began the journey back from Sarasota, USA, where they had just made history by winning the individual men’s and women’s golds at senior World Cup level for the first time as well as bronze in the women’s event. “These results far exceeded...

Trio of Uni-based athletes selected for European Indoors

26 February 2015

Lawrence Clarke, Kirsten McAslan and Laura Maddox have been named today in a 39–strong team to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the 2015 European Athletics Indoor Championships in Prague, Czech Republic, from 5-8 March. Clarke, a graduate student at the University of Bath, has been in great form this indoor season, setting a new personal best in the 60m hurdles and winning the British Indoor Championships in Sheffield earlier this month. He is...

Team Bath lose out to Yorkshire Jets in close match

21 February 2015

Team Bath battled hard but lost in a closely fought match to Yorkshire Jets, going down 51-54 in their third successive Superleague home defeat. It was always going to be an uphill struggle for the home side after going down by ten goals in the opening six minutes of the match but they showed great character as they fought back to go ahead briefly in the third quarter even if they could not bring the...

Athlete of the month Jan

Talented duo win Team Bath athlete of the month awards

20 February 2015

Judo player Ben Fletcher and British skeleton athlete Laura Deas are are our latest winners for January’s Team Bath athlete of the month awards. The awards, which are supported by REVO Eyewear and Ellis & Killpartrick, once again showcased the outstanding caliber of sporting talent at the University of Bath. Ben collected the men’s award after winning his first World Cup gold medal in Tunisia on return from injury, beating Russia’s Khaybula Magomedov in the -100kg final. Ben also won the British Championships back in December. Laura has had a big breakthrough this...

Hopton and Pedersen lead success for Team Bath Players

16 February 2015

Jessica Hopton, part of the England U19 badminton squad, led a successful group of Team Bath badminton players at the weekend’s English National U19 Championships in Milton Keynes. Hopton, hoping for selection to the World Junior Championships team this year, won the women’s doubles with Lydia Powell in three incredibly tight sets – 21-15, 20-22, 22-20. She also reached the singles semi-finals, losing to reigning champion, top seed and eventual winner Banerjee at that stage...

Clarke takes British Indoor gold

Clarke and McAslan strike British Indoors gold

16 February 2015

Lawrence Clarke continued his impressive run of form in the 60m hurdles winning the Sainsbury’s Indoor British Championships in 7.69, having set a new personal best of 7.59 last week in France. Clarke came home ahead of David Omergie of Cardiff and will now set his sights on the European Indoors in Prague early next month if selected. The 24-year-old University of Bath student, coached by Malcolm Arnold, said “I’m pleased to win here and...

Rosie Allison fends off the Mavericks defence

Team Bath seek blueprint for sum of the parts

13 February 2015

Team Bath seek the blueprint to be sum of the parts Team Bath’s netball squad would seem to have all the bits to make a model side but have not yet found the glue to fix them together. Tonight they went down to their third successive Superleague defeat in four starts in 2015 by 34-51 to Hertfordshire Mavericks. But coach Jess Thirlby still took time out to see the positives.  She said:  “We need to...

Mia keeps the opposition at bay

Team Bath slip to home defeat in front of record crowd

09 February 2015

Team Bath's Superleague side went down to one of its heavier home defeats in recent years at the hands of Surrey Storm 42-56 at the University of Bath’s Sports Training Village tonight. Coach Jess Thirlby made continual and multiple changes as she strove to settle her new squad against a well-oiled opposition attack which included Rachel Dunn, Pamela Cookey and Tamsin Greenway, all formerly of Team Bath, who piled on the pressure in the first...

Daniell wins second ATP Doubles Event to crack top 100

09 February 2015

Kiwi-born Team Bath-MCTA player Marcus Daniell won his second career ATP Doubles Event in Montpellier, France, last week. The win put him into the world top 100 from his 2014 year-end ranking of 114. Daniell and his partner Artem Sitak had to work hard for their title.  They came through three tough sets to reach the semi-finals with a 7-6, 6-7, 11-9 quarter-final thriller against 2012 Wimbledon winner Jonathan Marray and Colin Fleming before needing...

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