News Archive, Month: July 2016

Natasha Hunt and Amy Wilson Hardy have been selected by Team GB in rugby sevens for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

“Immense pride” as University of Bath Women’s Rugby alumni earn historic Rio 2016 sevens selection

19 July 2016

A place in the history books awaits Natasha Hunt and Amy Wilson Hardy after they today became the latest University of Bath graduates to be selected by Team GB for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The duo have been named in the first-ever GB Olympic women’s rugby sevens squad, with the sport making its debut at the Games this summer. Hunt studied Coach Education and Sports Development from 2007 to 2010, while Wilson Hardy graduated in...

Fifth-placed finish for judoka Ben Fletcher in final contest before Rio 2016

19 July 2016

Team Bath judoka Ben Fletcher narrowly missed out on a medal in his final competition before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Competing at the Tyumen Grand Slam in Russia on Sunday, Fletcher – coached by Juergen Klinger at the Sports Training Village – was edged out by home judoka Niiaz Bilalov in his -100kg bronze-medal bout, meaning he finished fifth overall. Fletcher had started the day with a quarter-final victory over Moldova’s Denis Tachii before...

Action from the 2016 Team Bath CoMpete Open Tennis Festival

Tennis and running festivals continue busy month of sport at University of Bath

18 July 2016

The academic year may be over but there is no let-up in the sporting action at the University of Bath, with the Sports Training Village playing host to thousands of athletes of all ages during a busy July. This week’s big event is the 19th Team Bath CoMpete Open Tennis Festival, taking place on the indoor and outdoor courts every day until Saturday, July 23. Hundreds of tennis players from around the country are competing...

University of Bath celebrates its 50th anniversary – See our timeline of sport from 1966 to 2017!

18 July 2016

Since gaining Royal Charter status in 1966, the University of Bath has enjoyed a special relationship with sport. Our rich history of scholars and successes - both national and international - represents the potential for athletes based at the University and, combined with our academic opportunities, offers students a unique blend of first class sport with first class education. To commemorate the University's 50th anniversary, we take a look back at the history of sport...

Golden finish to pre-Rio competition for in-form wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver

18 July 2016

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver won another IWASF World Cup gold medal when he travelled to Poland for his final competitive outing before the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The 21-year-old, who finished the two-year Paralympic qualifying campaign ranked as the world’s number one epee fencer, was in fantastic form in Warsaw as he overcame a host of potential Rio medal rivals to take the title. After winning all six of his poule bouts...

Rio-bound Eilidh Doyle sparkles at Diamond League as she runs PB in Monaco

15 July 2016

Eilidh Doyle continued her fine form in the build-up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games by running a new 400m hurdles personal best at the IAAF Diamond League in Monaco. The University of Bath-based athlete set a winning time of 54.09 as she claimed her second Diamond League success of the season, moving her back to the top of the overall standings. “I’m absolutely delighted,” said Doyle, who is coached by Malcolm Arnold at the...

Melissa Reid and Nicole Walters in action at the 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Paratriathlon Event. PICTURE: ITU/Delly Carr

Para-triathlon guide Nicole Walters set to make history with ParalympicsGB at Rio 2016

15 July 2016

Nicole Walters has become the third University of Bath-based athlete to be selected for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games after being named in the history-making para-triathlon squad. The Sport & Exercise Science graduate, who still trains at the University, will act as guide for visually-impaired Melissa Reid when the sport makes its debut on the Paralympic programme this summer. Former Team Bath swimmer David Hill has also been selected in the ParalympicsGB team – he...

Rio-bound tennis ace Marcus Daniell hails Team Bath MCTA Academy as “best in Britain”

14 July 2016

Tennis ace Marcus Daniell says he is “buzzing” after being selected for Rio 2016 – and hopes his Olympic adventure will encourage more players to join the Team Bath MCTA Academy. Daniell will represent his native New Zealand in a star-studded Olympic men’s doubles competition featuring newly-crowned Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. Selection comes four years after Daniell moved his training base to the University of Bath, during which time he...

(From left) Emily Diamond, Eilidh Doyle, Andrew Pozzi and Jazmin Sawyers have been selected for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Fab four join University’s Rio-bound Olympians as Team GB name athletics squad

13 July 2016

Four British Champions from the University of Bath were today officially selected in the Team GB athletics squad for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Hurdlers Eilidh Doyle and Andrew Pozzi – both trained by Malcolm Arnold at the Sports Training Village – will be going to their second Games, as will 400m runner Emily Diamond, while long jumper Jazmin Sawyers will make her Olympic debut. Joining the quartet on the plane to Rio will be...

(From left) University of Bath students Will Serocold, Dan Roberts and Dom Tripp competed at the 2016 European Touch Rugby Championships

Three finalists and two golds as students impress at European Touch Rugby Champs

12 July 2016

Three University of Bath students contested the final of the 2016 European Touch Rugby Championships in Jersey last weekend, where England retained their men’s open division continental crown. Dom Tripp, who has just spent a placement year in Australia on his Sports & Exercise Science course, captained an England side also featuring Sports Performance student Will Serocold to a 10-4 win over Wales in the final. Lining up against them was Education with Psychology first-year...

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