News Archive, Month: May 2015

Heather Stanning and Helen Glover in women's pair semi-final action

Helen Glover, Heather Stanning and Vicky Thornley progress to European Rowing Championships finals

30 May 2015

It may have been blustery in Poznan, Poland but Helen Glover and Heather Stanning made smooth progress to the women's pair final at the European Rowing Championships on Saturday. Vicky Thornley - who, like Glover, started her career on the GB Rowing Team Start programme at the University of Bath - will also be in finals action on Sunday alongside Katherine Grainger in the double scull. Glover is the defending European champion, having won the...

Tribe Coach Given Award for ‘Outstanding’ Contribution

28 May 2015

Team Bath student-employee Takumi Nishida (pictured) picked up the Above and Beyond award at the NASES Student Employee of the Year Awards on Tuesday (May 26), recognising his "outstanding" contribution to the Tribe programme. Takumi, who studies Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Bath, coaches across a range of sports for Tribe, whilst also helping the Talent Development Centre on a voluntary basis. His Above and Beyond Award is described by the NASES as befitting...

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Golden start to life at University of Bath for wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver

27 May 2015

Wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver has seen his new training programme at the University of Bath pay immediate dividends as he won another epee gold medal at the World Cup in Pisa, Italy. It was a fourth success in five tournaments for the 20-year-old, who is ranked number one in the world in the qualifying standings for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. “I am really thrilled – there is nothing like the feeling of winning gold,”...

Jo Muir and Francesca Summers (left) won silver in the women's relay at the 2015 European Junior Championships. PICTURE: @pentathlongb

Silver start to Junior European Championships for Pentathlon GB athletes

27 May 2015

University of Bath student Joanna Muir helped Pentathlon GB make a medal-winning start to the Junior European Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. Muir, who has just completed a Sports Performance degree, teamed up with Francesca Summers to secure a silver medal in the women’s relay competition on Tuesday, finishing behind Hungarian duo Rebeka Ormandi and Karolina Palkovics. The British men’s team of Thomas Lees and Luke Tasker, the latter also a Sports Performance student, narrowly missed out...

Ellie Simmonds stages a swimming lesson for Bathwick St Mary pupils in the London 2012 Legacy Pool

Swimming star Ellie Simmonds impressed by London 2012 Legacy Pool ahead of Sainsbury’s School Games

22 May 2015

Paralympic swimming champion Ellie Simmonds has given the University of Bath’s newly-refurbished London 2012 Legacy Pool the thumbs up, describing it as “incredible”. The four-time gold-medallist, who has an honorary degree from the University, visited the Sports Training Village on Friday to promote the Sainsbury’s School Games. The West of England regional finals – organised by the West of England Sport Trust (Wesport) – will once again take place at the University of Bath, with...

Sport - 2014 Commonwealth Games - Day Four - Kristian Callaghan

Top gun Kristian Callaghan returning to World University Games after setting new lifetime best in US

22 May 2015

Sharp-shooter Kristian Callaghan has been selected to represent Great Britain at the World University Games for the second time in three years. The University of Bath Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Masters is part of a seven-strong shooting team set to compete in the multi-sport championships, being staged in Gwangju, South Korea. He is the second Bath student to get the call, following Chemical Engineering student Angus Pedersen’s selection in the badminton squad. Callaghan –...

Third time lucky for tennis ace Louise Hunt at BNP Paribas World Team Cup?

20 May 2015

University of Bath graduate Louise Hunt will be hoping it is a case of third time lucky when she represents Great Britain at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Turkey next week. The wheelchair tennis player, who competed at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, finished runner-up alongside Jordanne Whiley and Lucy Shuker at the last two World Team Cup events. The same trio have been selected for the latest instalment of the wheelchair tennis...

Sam Courty tweeted these pictures of her successful women's four crews in Essen, Germany

Two golds and a silver in Essen cap memorable week for University of Bath rower Sam Courty

19 May 2015

University of Bath student Sam Courty won two gold medals and a silver when she represented the GB Rowing Team during a successful weekend at the 2015 International Huegel Regatta in Essen, Germany. It capped a memorable week for the 22-year-old, who also handed in her final assignment for her Sports & Exercise course. She teamed up with Emily Ford, Annie Whithers and Susie Dear for two women’s four races on Saturday, finishing runner-up to...

England Netball celebrate their success at the 2015 Netball Europe Open in Belfast

Fifty caps for Stacey Francis as Team Bath Netball stars impress at Europe Open

18 May 2015

Team Bath Netball’s Stacey Francis had double cause for celebration over the weekend as she won her 50th international cap and helped England reclaim the Netball Europe Open trophy. Club colleague Sam Cook also played a key role as England completed their warm-up for this summer’s Netball World Cup with convincing victories over Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Team Bath's Claire Brownie and Kyra Jones represented Scotland and Wales respectively, with the latter finishing runner-up...

(From left) Leon Reid, coach James Hillier and David King. PICTURE: Bath Chronicle

Hurdler David King sets European standard as he helps England to Loughborough International victory

18 May 2015

University of Bath athlete David King set the qualifying standard for this summer’s European U23 Championships as he helped England to overall victory at the Loughborough International on Sunday. The Sports Performance student, coached by James Hillier, smashed his personal best as he won the 110m hurdles race in 13.69. “It was a PB and a massive progression, so I feel really, really good,” said King, who won gold for the university at the British...

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