News Archive, Month: August 2016

Marcus Daniell set to start US Open doubles campaign at Flushing Meadows

31 August 2016

Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Marcus Daniell begins his men’s doubles campaign at the US Open in New York on Wednesday.  Daniell, fresh from representing his native New Zealand at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, will once again team up with Brian Baker of the United States at Flushing Meadows. They face fellow unseeded pair Hans Podlipnik-Castillo of Chile and Malek Jaziri of Tunisia in the first round, with the match scheduled to take place...

World University Rowing Championships call-up for Sam Courty

31 August 2016

University of Bath graduate Sam Courty will continue her rowing education in Poznan, Poland this weekend when she represents Britain at the FISU World University Rowing Championships. Courty, a double World U23 medallist with the GB Rowing Team, will race alongside Anastasia Chitty in the women’s pair. The biennial Championships have provided valuable experience to a number of rowing internationals, with Rio 2016 Olympic men’s four champion George Nash and women’s eight silver-medallist Karen Bennett...

Preparing for a Paralympic Games: Physiotherapy

25 August 2016

Put yourself in the shoes of an athlete heading to a major Games: you're weeks away from potentially the biggest competition of your life, you're up against the most successful rivals in the world and all you want to do is train as hard as you can in order to give your event the best shot possible. There's only one problem: training harder than ever severely runs the risk of injury. The specialists in charge...

England international Layla Guscoth excited by “great challenge” after joining Team Bath for 2017 Superleague season

24 August 2016

Former Hertfordshire Mavericks captain Layla Guscoth says she is "really optimistic" ahead of the new netball Superleague season after joining Team Bath. 24-year old Guscoth, who was named Superleague Player of the Year in 2014, won the competition with Mavericks in 2011. She has already earned a number of international caps and within the England set-up she played under now Team Bath Head Coach Anna Stembridge and Director of Netball Jess Thirlby. "I have already worked with Anna and Jess quite a lot...

Budding Murrays heading to Team Bath for international tennis tournament

23 August 2016

Aspiring tennis aces from around the world will be serving up a treat at the University of Bath later this month when it hosts a Tennis Europe youth competition. Grand Slam winners Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are among the hundreds of players who have developed their skills on the Junior Tour during its 26-year history. Now the latest crop of talented teenagers will be competing at the Nike Junior International...

Superb Rio athletes “did University of Bath proud” at most successful Olympic Games

22 August 2016

University of Bath-based athletes played their part in helping Great Britain achieve one of the most remarkable Olympic results in its history according to Team Bath Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley. Team GB ended the Games second in the medal table with 67 total medals including 27 golds - one more than third-placed China. Athletes who base their training at the University's Sports Training Village contributed six medals towards the haul - four silvers and two bronze. Swimmers Siobhan-Marie...

Rio 2016: Diamond and Doyle win relay bronze and help Team GB make Olympic history

21 August 2016

University of Bath-based athletes Emily Diamond and Eilidh Doyle helped Team GB make history at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as they won bronze in the women’s 4x400m relay. It was Britain’s 66th medal of the Olympics, meaning they surpassed their total from London 2012 and became the first nation to win more medals four years after hosting the Games. It also means that six medals have been won by athletes based at the Sports...

Jamie Cooke, Joe Choong and the Pentathlon GB support team after their Rio 2016 Olympic Games competition

Rio 2016: No medal but plenty of positives for pentathletes at Olympics

21 August 2016

There was to be no medal for University of Bath-based modern penathletes on this occasion but there were still plenty of positives to take from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for Pentathlon GB. Kate French and Samantha Murray both overcame difficult starts to record top-ten finishes in the women’s event. Mathematics student Joe Choong then produced the performance of his career so far to start the combined event of the men’s competition in silver-medal position....

Rio 2016: Relay offers second shot at podium place for Eilidh Doyle after “strange” hurdles final

19 August 2016

University of Bath-based athlete Eilidh Doyle missed out on a medal in the 400m hurdles final but will have a second shot at a Rio 2016 Olympic Games podium place in the 4x400m relay over the weekend. Doyle, coached by Malcolm Arnold at the Sports Training Village, was unable to get into contention from the inside lane of the hurdles final overnight and had to settle for eighth place in 54.61. “It’s a really strange...

Mathematics student Joe Choong, of Pentathlon GB, outside the University of Bath library

Rio 2016: Student Joe Choong firmly in contention after fantastic first Olympic modern pentathlon appearance

19 August 2016

University of Bath student Joe Choong enjoyed a strong start to his Olympic debut as the fencing ranking rounds got the Rio 2016 modern pentathlon competitions under way on Thursday. Choong, who studies Mathematics and is supported by an Ivor Powell Sports Scholarship, secured 22 victories from his 35 bouts in the Deodoro Youth Arena. That was the fourth-highest number of hits but an unfortunate late red card cost him a ten-point penalty and dropped...

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