News Archive, Month: February 2017

British Swimming National Centre Bath breakfast with Team Bath staff, October 2016. Jazz Carlin. PICTURE: Clare Green for Matchtight

Mentoring role for Jazz Carlin as University of Bath-based swimmers head to United States

28 February 2017

Double Olympic medallist Jazz Carlin is taking on a mentoring role as she and several other University of Bath-based swimmers head out to the United States this week for training and competition. Carlin, coached by Dave McNulty at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, is working with a group of 17 promising female swimmers – all aged between 16 and 18 – as part of the new Performance Foundations Pilot Programme. It is a partnership...

Kate French of Pentathlon GB

Kate French stars in LA as Pentathlon GB make encouraging start to 2017 World Cup season

27 February 2017

University of Bath graduate Kate French made a superb start to the 2017 Modern Pentathlon World Cup season as she won silver at the opening competition in Los Angeles. The Rio 2016 Olympian was seventh going into the decisive laser run-shoot but surged through the field to finish runner-up to Germany’s Lena Schoneborn, pulling away from third-placed Ekaterina Khuraskina of Russia in the final 50m. “I’m really happy to start my season with a medal,”...

Lizzy Yarnold won Skeleton World Championships bronze in February 2017. MUST CREDIT: Mike Varey

‘Emotional’ Lizzy Yarnold bags bronze at Skeleton World Championships

26 February 2017

Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold returned to the World Championships podium as she won bronze in Konigssee, Germany on Saturday. The University of Bath-based slider, who took a year out after winning World gold in 2015, was the only non-German to finish in the top four during a competition that was reduced to three runs due to heavy snow. “It’s very emotional, I really feel like this is the beginning and this is where the...

Great support for the Blue and Gold in Birmingham today.

Team Bath Netball outmuscle Mavericks during epic conclusion to Super Ten

25 February 2017

Team Bath Netball provided a thrilling climax to the Vitality Netball Superleague Super Ten for a second successive year as they battled past Hertfordshire Mavericks in an epic encounter on Saturday. Roared on by a large army of travelling supporters at the Genting Arena in Birmingham, the Blue and Gold – sponsored by Sitec – went blow for blow with Mavericks during three evenly-matched and physical quarters before finally edging clear in the fourth to...

Team Bath Netball ready for Super 10

LIVE BLOG: Team Bath beat Mavericks 49-42

25 February 2017

Team Bath are taking on perennial rivals Hertfordshire Mavericks in tonight's Vitality Netball Superleague Super 10 finale.  The match is a repeat of the last season's bronze medal encounter.  If you can't follow us on Sky you might like this new live blog. Earlier today Loughborough Lightning beat Severn Stars 56-44,  Wasps beat Team Northumbria 70-46, Sirens beat Dragons 73-36. The closest match of the round before the Blue and Gold took to the court...

Heather Stanning with her Rio 2016 Olympic Games gold medal at the University of Bath

Give Heather Stanning your support on Marathon fundraiser as Olympic champ swaps rowing for running

24 February 2017

Heather Stanning, double Olympic rowing champion and University of Bath graduate, is swapping her oars for running shoes as she trains for this year’s London Marathon in aid of a good cause. Heather, a regular visitor back to Bath and a strong supporter of the University, is hoping that students, staff and the local community will get behind her efforts as she seeks to raise money for the Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI), not to...

The IKON Construction-sponsored University of Bath BUCS Super Rugby squad after their win against Cardiff Met, February 2017

Second-half turnaround secures victory for Bath in final match of BUCS Super Rugby regular season

23 February 2017

The University of Bath Rugby Men's 1st XV ended the BUCS Super Rugby regular season with an impressive 25-19 away win over Durham University on Wednesday. Trailing 14-10 at half-time, Bath battled to victory thanks to tries from Jake Allen, Conor McGrath and Jack Davies, and two penalties and two conversions from Hugo Stiles. The result sets up a fascinating showdown between the same two teams in the quarter-finals of the BUCS Rugby Championship - the...

Top-five finish in BUCS Super Rugby provides positive platform for Blue and Gold

22 February 2017

Director of Rugby Aaron James believes the University of Bath have laid strong foundations for future success in BUCS Super Rugby after an encouraging first season in the new national competition. The Blue and Gold men’s 1st XV – sponsored by IKON Construction – play their final match of the regular league campaign at Durham University tonight (6.30pm) knowing they will finish fifth overall having won six of their 13 games so far. They will...

Cameron Chalmers wins 400m gold at the 2017 BUCS Nationals in Sheffield

Multitude of medals as University of Bath student-athletes impress at BUCS Nationals

21 February 2017

The University of Bath won 37 medals – 11 of them gold – as student-athletes enjoyed a successful weekend at the BUCS Nationals in Sheffield, one of Britain’s biggest annual multi-sport competitions. There were plenty of memorable moments on the athletics track, with Sport Performance student Cameron Chalmers – supported by a Thompson Education Trust Scholarship – equaling the championship record of 46.91 as he retained the men’s 400m title. A sensational last leg saw...

Team Bath Tennis player Amelia Bissett (second from left) helped Great Britain win their qualifying group in the 2017 Tennis Europe Winter Cup

Amelia Bissett helps GB to top-four finish during busy week of international tennis for Team Bath

21 February 2017

Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Amelia Bissett helped Great Britain U14 Girls to a fourth-placed finish at the Winter Cup Finals in the Czech Republic. The 13-year-old from Devizes, a pupil at Ralph Allen School in Bath, won three of her six matches during the weekend, including both the singles and doubles during a 3-0 victory over Turkey in the first round. GB were beaten by a strong Russia side in the semi-finals and went...

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