News Archive, Month: July 2015

Jack Turner

31 July 2015

Position: Scum-half Date of birth: 5/8/1995 Height: 180cm Weight: 80kg Hometown: Windsor University of Bath course: Sports Performance Year of study: Third Hobbies: None Twitter: @jackkturner9 Previous club(s): Windsor RFC University of Queensland Rugby highlights: Playing rugby at the Rec

Alex Weighton

30 July 2015

Position: Flanker/number 8 Date of birth: 2/12/1996 Height: 193cm Weight: 105kg Hometown: Benenden University of Bath course: Business Administration Year of study: First Hobbies: Golf, fly-fishing, tennis Previous club(s): Westcombe Park Cranbrook Rugby highlights: Representing Scottish Exiles U18 Representing Westcombe Park 1st

Dave McNulty in front of the new video monitors in the London 2012 Legacy Pool

Bath swimmers given medals target at FINA World Championships in Kazan

30 July 2015

Swimmers from the National Training Centre at the University of Bath have been urged to “flex their muscles” at the FINA World Championships and lay down a marker for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Dave McNulty, pictured, Head Coach of the British Swimming National Training Centre Bath, said he is looking for his seven swimmers to challenge for medals when they compete in Kazan, Russia next week. Jazz Carlin will be a strong contender in...

Alex Wood

29 July 2015

Position: Prop Date of birth: 7/10/1993 Height: 188cm Weight: 123kg Hometown: Teddington, Middlesex University of Bath course: Politics with Economics Year of study: Fourth Hobbies: Sailing Twitter: @alexwood93 Previous club(s): Richmond FC London Irish Rugby highlights: Winning and getting promoted from Nat 1 with Richmond FC Making the Richmond Championship squad for 16/17 season Achievements beyond rugby: A long time ago, Alex was once a talented swimmer.

Jay Lelliott, coach Mark Skimming and Thomas Tsiopanis at the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju

Swimmers thank University of Bath after World University Games success

29 July 2015

Swimmers Jay Lelliott and Thomas Tsiopanis have thanked their coaches and financial supporters at the University of Bath after enjoying success at the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea. The two Sports Performance students are part of head swimming coach Mark Skimming’s performance group and train in the London 2012 Legacy Pool at the Sports Training Village. Lelliott – a Santander Sports Scholar – won 400m freestyle gold and 800m freestyle silver at...

Lawrence Clarke. Photo: Sam Farr

Four Bath athletes are Beijing bound after World Championships call

29 July 2015

Four University of Bath-based athletes have been named in the Great Britain squad for next month’s IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing, China. European 400m hurdles champion Eilidh Child, coached by Malcolm Arnold at the Sports Training Village, will compete at a fourth successive World Championships – she finished fifth at the 2013 event in Moscow. Child has also been named in the women’s 4x400m relay squad along with Kirsten McAslan, a Santander Sports Scholar...

Sophie Kamlish. Photo: Sam Farr

Super second for Sophie Kamlish as athletes return to London 2012 stadium

27 July 2015

University of Bath-based sprinter Sophie Kamlish, pictured, finished a superb second on her return to the former Olympic Stadium in London for the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games. The 18-year-old, coached by Rob Ellchuk at the Sports Training Village, produced a strong performance to finish runner-up to World and European champion Marlou van Rhijn in the T44 100m in front of a large home crowd on Sunday. Kamlish – who was sixth in the event at the...

The women's four of Sam Courty, Holly Hill, Melissa Wilson and Emily Ford with their bronze medals. PICTURE: Peter Spurrier / Intersport Images

Second World U23 Championships medal for rower Sam Courty

25 July 2015

University of Bath rower Sam Courty has another World U23 Championships medal to add to her collection after an excellent afternoon for the GB Rowing Team in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Courty, a Santander Sports Scholar who has just graduated in Sports & Exercise Science, won bronze in the women’s four with Emily Ford, Melissa Wilson and Holly Hill on Saturday. As in their previous two outings, the British crew took the final by the scruff of...

Usain Bolt awaits Bath sprinter Andy Robertson at Anniversary Games

24 July 2015

University of Bath-based athlete Andy Robertson will line up against sprint legend Usain Bolt on the opening night of the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games at The Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Former World and Commonwealth champion Kim Collins also goes in a star-studded second heat of the 100m at 8.29pm on Friday. All eyes will be on the race – being shown live on BBC2 – thanks to the presence of the iconic Bolt, the...

Sam Courty (front) and the women's four in action at the World U23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. PICTURE: Peter Spurrier / Intersport Images

Rower Sam Courty through to final at World U23 Championships

24 July 2015

University of Bath rowers Sam Courty and Frazier Christie both made good progress on the second morning of the World U23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Courty, a Santander Sports Scholar who has just graduated in Sports & Exercise Science, is part of a GB Rowing Team women’s four that won their repechage to secure a place in Saturday’s final. Having finished runners-up in their heat on Thursday, the four of Emily Ford, Melissa Wilson, Holly...

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