News Archive, Month: March 2015

Freyja Prentice wins bronze for Pentathlon GB at World Cup in Cairo

23 March 2015

Freyja Prentice became the third British woman to stand on a Modern Pentathlon World Cup podium this season as she won bronze in Cairo, Egypt. The University of Bath biology graduate was seventh going into the final combined run-shoot event but battled her way through the field to take third place in a thrilling finish. Prentice’s medal adds to the gold and bronze won by Pentathlon GB team-mates Samantha Murray and Kate French respectively at...

Lloyd Wallace (left) won a silver medal at the Europa Cup Aerials at Valmalenco, Italy

Second medal helps freestyle skier Lloyd Wallace claim overall Europa Cup Aerials podium place

23 March 2015

Freestyle skier Lloyd Wallace will go into this week’s World Junior Championships with confidence soaring after finishing second overall on the Europa Cup Aerials circuit. The 20-year-old University of Bath Sports Performance student followed up his historic first-ever gold medal for a British athlete by winning silver in Valmalenco, Italy on Friday. He once again nailed two near-perfect triple twisting double somersaults as he finished runner-up to Stan Hladchenko of Belarus. “I’m so pumped –...

England netballers beat Australia at the Sports Training Village

England Netball to play World Cup warm-up international at University of Bath

20 March 2015

The University of Bath will once again play host to international netball when England begin their World Cup preparations with a three-match series against Trinidad & Tobago in May. The opening encounter will take place at the Sports Training Village – home of Team Bath Netball – on Wednesday, May 6 (7.15pm). The teams meet again two days later at the Copper Box Arena in London before the series concludes at the Echo Arena in...

Nick Woodbridge and Mhairi Spence launch ticket sales for the 2015 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

Olympians call on people of Bath to turn out in force for 2015 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

20 March 2015

Olympians Mhairi Spence and Nick Woodbridge have called on the people of Bath – “our home city” – to turn out in force and back their bid for Rio qualification at this summer’s Modern Pentathlon European Championships. The major international competition, featuring more than 100 elite athletes from across the continent, is being staged at the University of Bath Sports Training Village from August 18-23, with tickets now on sale from as little as £1...

Team Bath Buccaneers celebrate after winning the 2014-15 Men's Conference West title

Team Bath Buccaneers celebrate title win as trio receive England Hockey call-ups

17 March 2015

Team Bath Buccaneers were crowned as NOW:Pensions Men’s Conference West champions to cap a memorable week which saw three of their players receive England age-group call-ups. Matt Ming, a first-year Natural Sciences student at the University of Bath, and Liam Sanford have been named in the under-21 squad for matches against Scotland from April 14-16. And youth keeper Toby Reynolds-Cotterill will gain more international experience this Easter after being named in the England under-18 squad...

Swimmer Chris Walker-Hebborn awarded European silver medal after Russian Vitaly Melnikov receives doping ban

17 March 2015

University of Bath-based swimmer Chris Walker-Hebborn has been awarded a European Short-Course Championships silver medal after a Russian opponent was given a doping ban. The 24-year-old – who is coached by Dave McNulty and Graeme Antwhistle at the National Training Centre, based in the Sports Training Village – finished joint-third in the 100m backstroke behind Vitaly Melnikov at the championships in December 2013. However, Melnikov tested positive for banned substance EPO and has now received...

Asha Francis receives her player of the match flowers from Team Bath Netball Franchise Manager Alicia John

Team Bath Netball relishing challenge of facing Superleague’s top two – Surrey Storm and Manchester Thunder

17 March 2015

Team Bath Netball coach Jess Thirlby says her improving squad should have no fear when they face the Superleague’s two top teams in the next six days. The Blue and Gold go to second-placed Surrey Storm on Tuesday (8pm) before welcoming defending champions Manchester Thunder to the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Monday, March 23 (7.45pm). They will provide a huge test of Team Bath’s credentials after their three successive victories against Celtic...

Lloyd Wallace on the podium after his historic Europa Cup Aerials gold medal

Freestyle skier Lloyd Wallace soars to Great Britain’s first-ever Europa Cup Aerials gold

16 March 2015

University of Bath student Lloyd Wallace made history on Sunday as the freestyle skier soared to Great Britain’s first-ever Europa Cup Aerials gold medal. It was also a first podium finish for the 20-year-old Sports Performance student from Shaftesbury, who saw off a world-class field to triumph in Airolo, Switzerland. Wallace nailed two triple twisting double somersaults, scoring a lifetime best of 96.58 for full double-full and 93.41 for double-full full. “It’s the best feeling...

University of Bath-based swimmers lead world rankings after winning weekend at Edinburgh International Meet

16 March 2015

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor claimed the top FINA points prize and Lizzie Simmonds produced the fastest 200m backstroke time in the world this year during an encouraging weekend for University of Bath-based swimmers at the Edinburgh International Swim Meet. Eighteen-year-old O’Connor’s winning time of 2:10.12 in Saturday’s 200m individual medley final took her above World Champion Katinka Hosszu to the top of the 2015 rankings. She finished four seconds clear of the field in that race but...

Jamie Cooke targets second World Cup title during busy week of international modern pentathlon action

16 March 2015

Jamie Cooke will bid for a second World Cup gold of the season during a busy week of international competition for the Pentathlon GB athletes who train at the University of Bath. Cooke – who was victorious in the opening World Cup in Sarasota, USA last month – is named in a six-strong squad for World Cup 2 in Cairo, Egypt from March 19-23. The former World Junior Champion is joined by Joe Evans, Sam...

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