News Archive, Month: October 2015

Top-five finish for Sophie Kamlish at IPC World Championships in Doha

29 October 2015

Sprinter Sophie Kamlish finished just outside the medal places when she contested the T44 100m final at the IPC World Athletics Championships in Doha on Thursday. The 19-year-old, coached by Rob Ellchuk at the University of Bath, ran the second-fastest time of 13.53 in the morning’s semi-finals as she finished runner-up to defending champion Marlou van Rhijn. The Dutch runner went on to beat her own world record as she won the final in 12.80 and...

University of Bath student Alice Evans during her placement in Zambia this summer

University of Bath goalkeeper Alice Evans signs professional contract with Italian Serie A club

29 October 2015

University of Bath footballer Alice Evans has become Great Britain’s first-ever professional futsal goalkeeper after signing for Italian Serie A Elite League club Sinnai. It continues a landmark year for the Sport Performance student, which saw her make her senior international football debut for Wales and win the FA Women’s Futsal Cup with Bristol City Ladies. Evans was also one of four University of Bath student volunteers who took part in the UK Sport Zambia...

Jazz Carlin at the London 2012 Legacy Pool

Swimmers get Rio 2016 Olympic year under way with international competitions

29 October 2015

Elite swimmers who train in the University of Bath's London 2012 Legacy Pool will start their countdown to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at a series of international competitions in the next few weeks. Jazz Carlin (pictured), Calum Jarvis, Andrew Willis and Jemma Lowe – all coached by Dave McNulty and Graeme Antwhistle at British Swimming’s National Centre Bath – are among 22 athletes selected for the FINA World Cups in Doha on November 2-3 and Dubai...

Wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver (right) at the Sports Training Village

Wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver ends 2015 on top of the world

27 October 2015

Piers Gilliver will end 2015 ranked as the number one epee wheelchair fencer in the world after a fifth-placed finish at the IWAS World Cup in Paris. Gilliver, who trains at the University of Bath, finished 22 ranking points clear of his nearest rival, Poland’s Dariusz Pender, after a calendar year that saw him win World Cup gold in Eger, Hungary and Pisa, Italy plus the Grand Prix titles in Warsaw and Hong Kong. He...

Captain marvel Paul Blake leads from front to retain 800m gold at IPC World Championships

26 October 2015

Paul Blake produced a captain’s performance to successfully defend his IPC Athletic World Championships T36 800m title in thrilling style in Doha on Monday. The British men’s team captain, coached by Rob Ellchuk at the University of Bath, took the race by the scruff of the neck and opened up a 15m lead after completing the first 400m in 62 seconds. He dug deep to maintain that advantage coming down the back straight and then...

Sam Cook surrounded by Team Bath Netball fans

Returning favourites and rising stars join World Cup aces in Team Bath Netball long squad

26 October 2015

An exciting blend of World Cup stars, returning favourites and talented newcomers have been named in a 19-strong Team Bath Netball long squad for the 2016 Vitality Superleague season. It includes eight familiar faces from Team Bath’s 2015 campaign - Shaunagh Craig, Asha Francis, Rachel Shaw, Jazz Scott, Mia Ritchie, Kyra Jones, Claire Brownie and Sam Cook. Craig, Shaw and Cook all made strong returns from injury in 2015, with the latter (pictured left) making...

Silver lining for Paul Blake at IPC World Athletics Championships in Doha

23 October 2015

Paul Blake secured the sixth IPC Athletics World Championships medal of his career when he won T36 400m silver in Doha on Friday. The British men’s team captain, coached by Rob Ellchuk at the University of Bath, ran a season’s best time of 54.58 as he finished runner-up to defending champion Evgenii Shvetcov of Russia in the Suhaim Bin Hamad Stadium. In humid and breezy conditions, Blake made a strong start but Shvetcov moved away and...

(From left) REVO Brand Manager Tyron Dawkins, Kate French, Jay Lelliott, Alex Walker and Greg Sharp, Deputy Director of Sport at the University of Bath

World University medals and Rio 2016 qualification celebrated in latest Athlete of the Month awards

20 October 2015

World University Games medallists Jay Lelliott and Alex Walker, and modern pentathletes Kate French and Joe Choong are the latest winners of the Team Bath athlete of the month awards. The awards, which are supported by REVO Eyewear and Ellis & Killpartrick, once again showcased the outstanding calibre of sporting talent at the University of Bath. Swimmer Lelliott and tennis player Walker took the July honours after representing both Britain and the University of Bath with distinction...

Paralympics London 2012 - Paul Blake in the 800m. Photo: Neil Munns/ParalympicsGB

Paul Blake to captain British Athletics team at IPC World Championships in Doha

20 October 2015

University of Bath-based athlete Paul Blake says he is honoured and surprised to be named alongside Laura Sugar as the British Athletics team captains for the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha. Blake, coached by Rob Ellchuk at the Sports Training Village, will be bidding for a third successive world title when the championships take place in the Suhaim Bin Hamad Stadium from October 22-31. And the 25-year-old, who also won two medals at the London...

(From left) Fran Halsall, Chris Walker-Hebborn, Adam Peaty and Siobhan-Marie O'Connor won the mixed 100m medley relay at the 2015 World Swimming Championships

Nine Bath swimmers named in British Swimming’s performance squads ahead of Olympics

14 October 2015

Three World Champions and two University of Bath students are among nine swimmers based at the Sports Training Village to be named in British Swimming’s 2016 performance squads. Sixty-six athletes across Podium (21) and Podium Potential (45) have been selected to the World Class Performance Programme for the 2015/16 season following an extensive selection procedure. Five members of British Swimming’s National Centre Bath training programme will receive Podium level support after being identified as having...

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