News Archive, Month: June 2015

Commonwealth judo win gives Megan Fletcher belief ahead of European Games

23 June 2015

Team Bath Judo Club’s Megan Fletcher says she is going into the European Games full of confidence after her gold-medal triumph at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Fletcher is joined in Baku, Azerbaijan by brother Ben and Gemma Howell, who are all coached by Juergen Klinger at the University of Bath. And she is targeting another international medal as she pursues her ultimate ambition of qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. “If I can...

University of Bath athletes set leading times at European Team Championships in Russia

23 June 2015

Danny Talbot and Andy Robertson helped Great Britain’s 4x100m men’s relay team set a new championship record as University of Bath-based athletes impressed at the European Team Championships in Cheboksary, Russia. Eilidh Child also set a new European Lead time in the women’s 400m hurdles as Great Britain finished fifth overall. Talbot and Robertson, both coached by Dan Cossins at the Sports Training Village, teamed up with Richard Kilty and James Ellington to win the...

Bath students among the tries at Student Rugby League Four Nations tournament

23 June 2015

University of Bath students James Exley, Fraser Robinson and Morgan Evans helped Wales finish runners-up to England in the Student Rugby League Four Nations. Gavin Grant, Jamie Park and Rob Wilson were also in the Scotland squad for the tournament, which took place in Dublin last week. Robinson – who, like Chemical Engineering Masters student Exley, is supported by the Alumni Elite Athlete Support Fund – started in all three of his country’s matches. Wales...

Almost 1,000 visitors enjoy successful Community Activity Day at the STV

20 June 2015

Commonwealth swimming champion Siobhan-Marie O'Connor started the Olympic Day Run to crown a successful Team Bath Community Activity Day at the University of Bath on Saturday. Nearly 1,000 guests of all ages paid a visit to the world-class Sports Training Village facilities, enjoying a wide range of sports and activities. The centrepiece was the annual Olympic Day Run over 5m and 3km, which got under way when London 2012 Olympian O’Connor – who trains at the...

Swimming star Siobhan-Marie O’Connor to start Olympic Day Run at University of Bath

18 June 2015

Commonwealth swimming champion Siobhan-Marie O’Connor will act as official starter for the annual Olympic Day Run when it takes places at the University of Bath on Saturday. Being staged over a 5km course at the Sports Training Village or 3km for under-16s, the run will start at 2pm and is the centerpiece of the Team Bath Community Activity Day. Hundreds of people have taken part over the past few years in the run, an international...

Wimbledon wildcard for doubles pair Anna Smith and Jocelyn Rae

17 June 2015

Team Bath-MCTA Tennis player Anna Smith and doubles partner Jocelyn Rae will be competing at Wimbledon 2015 after being included in the first set of wildcard entries for the Championships. Smith, pictured, and Rae – Britain’s Federation Cup doubles pairing – have been handed a wildcard in the ladies’ doubles along with Naomi Broady and Emily Webley-Smith, and Johanna Konta and Maria Sanchez. University of Bath Sports Performance graduate Louise Hunt has also received a wildcard...

Olympic medalist Michael Jamieson officially opens London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool

16 June 2015

Olympic medalist Michael Jamieson today officially opened the newly-refurbished £1.6million London 2012 Legacy Pool at the University of Bath. The University of Bath Sports Performance graduate, who famously won 200m breaststroke silver at the London Olympic Games, was shown a commemorative plaque by Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley before ceremonially cutting ribbons of blue and gold – the colours of sport at the University – to start a relay exhibition race. Jamieson was watched by...

Paul Blake and Sophie Kamlish victorious at IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Italy

15 June 2015

Paul Blake posted the fastest time this year as the University of Bath-based athlete claimed T36 400m victory at the IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Grosseto, Italy. The London 2012 Paralympic Games double medalist crossed the line in 55.41, beating the previous best time of 56.26 he had set while winning the Grand Prix in Dubai back in February. Blake, who is coached by Rob Ellchuk, was also runner-up to Malaysia’s Mohamad Puzi in the...

Anna Smith and Marcus Daniell go close to doubles tennis titles

15 June 2015

Team Bath-MCTA Tennis players Anna Smith and Marcus Daniell went mighty close to recording tournament victories over the weekend in the build-up to Wimbledon 2015. Smith, pictured, and partner Jocelyn Rae – Britain’s Federation Cup doubles pairing – were only denied their first WTA title by a third-set tie-break defeat to American pair Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Smith in the final of the Aegon Nottingham Open. And New Zealander Daniell teamed up with Brazil’s Marcelo...

Tom Toolis of Pentathlon GB

Tom Toolis is highest-placed Brit at Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final

15 June 2015

University of Bath student Tom Toolis was the highest-ranked Pentathlon GB athlete at the weekend’s World Cup Final in Minsk, Belarus. Toolis, who is studying Sport & Exercise Science, overtook team-mate Jamie Cooke to finish 22nd overall on Saturday. Former World Junior Champion Cooke was two places further back, while Sports Performance student Joe Evans came home in 32nd place. Victory went to Italy’s Riccardo De Luca, who claimed the sole Rio 2016 Olympic qualification...

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