News Archive, Month: March 2016

Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, Vice Chancellor of the University of Bath, and England Rugby Head Coach Eddie Jones exchange shirts

PICTURES: England men’s rugby team stage first training session at University of Bath

01 March 2016

The England men’s rugby team have completed their first training session at the University of Bath as they begin their preparations for the RBS Six Nations match against Wales on Saturday, March 12 at Twickenham Stadium. Eddie Jones and his coaching team, including University of Bath graduate Steve Borthwick, put the players in the 33-man squad through their paces at the Sports Training Village on Tuesday morning. England were officially welcomed by Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, Vice Chancellor...

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Andy Robertson and Lawrence Clarke selected for IAAF World Indoor Championships in USA

01 March 2016

University of Bath-based sprinter Andy Robertson has been rewarded for his medal-winning performance at the Indoor British Championships by being selected for the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Portland, USA. Robertson, coached by Dan Cossins at the Sports Training Village, set a new personal best of 6.54 as he took men’s 60m silver in Sheffield on Saturday, just one-hundredth of a second behind James Dasaulo. With defending World Indoor 60m champion Richard Kilty withdrawing himself...

Alexandra Rickham (photo Sam Farr)

University of Bath graduate Alexandra Rickham selected for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

01 March 2016

University of Bath graduate Alexandra Rickham says she “couldn’t be happier” after being named in the ParalympicsGB sailing squad for this summer’s Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. It will be a third appearance at the Games for Rickham and SKUD 18 partner Niki Birrell, who made their debuts at Beijing 2008 and won bronze at London 2012. Rickham is the first athlete with University of Bath connections to be officially selected for Rio 2016. “I couldn’t...

Top-five finishes and valuable Rio 2016 points for Team Bath judo duo at European Open

01 March 2016

Team Bath judoka Jan Gosiewski and Gary Hall (pictured left) gained valuable Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification points with fifth-placed finishes at last weekend’s Prague European Open. University of Bath PhD student Gosiewski’s strong run in the -73kg competition was only ended in the quarter-finals by a golden-score ippon from reigning Olympic champion Mansur Isaev of Russia. Gosiewski, who had beaten former European Championship medallist Hasan Vanlioglu of Turkey in the opening rounds, dropped into the...

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