News Archive, Month: July 2017

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Expect “creative, fun and vibrant” netball as Team Bath name exciting British Fast5 All-Stars squad

31 July 2017

Fans will have their first chance to see Kadeen Corbin back in the Blue and Gold this September after she was named in an exciting Team Bath Netball squad for the inaugural British Fast5 All-Stars. Emerging U21 player Tash Pavelin will also have a chance to shine at the eagerly-awaited tournament, where Team Bath are ready to produce "creative, fun and vibrant" netball as they take on seven other Vitality Superleague franchises at London’s O2...

Chris Walker-Hebborn (left) and James Guy (second from right) teamed up with Adam Peaty and Duncan Scott to win 4x100m medley relay silver at the 2017 FINA World Swimming Championships in Budapest

James Guy’s World Champs hat-trick leads 24-medal haul for University-based swimmers at home and abroad

30 July 2017

University of Bath-based swimmers won five medals, including one of each colour for James Guy, as Great Britain enjoyed a successful 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest. Nineteen medals, five of them gold, were also secured during an excellent week at the British Swimming Summer Championships in Sheffield. Guy’s first medal of a busy week in Budapest was one to savour as he and British Swimming National Centre Bath team-mate Calum Jarvis successfully defended the...

Students and graduates ready to take on the world with Pentathlon GB on senior and junior stage

30 July 2017

A host of University of Bath students and graduates have been selected to represent Pentathlon GB at both the Senior World Championships in Egypt and the Junior World Championships in Hungary. The University’s £30million Sports Training Village has proudly been home to Pentathlon GB’s National Training Centre for the past two decades, with many athletes taking the opportunity to combine world-class sport with world-class education. During that time Britain has won 14 medals at the...

VIDEO: TASS athlete Tom Gale continues to soar to new heights in high jump after setting World standard

29 July 2017

Team Bath Athletics Club’s Tom Gale cleared the 2.30m barrier for the first time as he claimed high jump gold at the England Athletics AAA and UK CAU Senior Championships in Bedford on Saturday.  Gale, who is supported by the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) at the University of Bath, made the clearance a week after narrowly missing out on it at the European Junior Championships in Grosseto, where he won bronze with a then personal...

Bath Rugby select University quartet for Singha Premiership Rugby 7s at Franklin’s Gardens

28 July 2017

Four University of Bath students will wear the famous Blue, Black and White of Bath Rugby in this weekend’s Singha Premiership Rugby 7s. Jordan Ainslie, Levi Davis (pictured), Will Flinn and Tom Kynge have all been named in a youthful 12-man Bath squad for the competition, taking place at Franklin’s Gardens in Northampton on Friday and Saturday. Ainslie is an England 7s contracted player who has competed in the 2017 Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series...

Stephanie Millward won S8 100m freestyle gold at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. PICTURE: onEdition

Stephanie Millward sets World standard on great opening night for Bath-based swimmers at Summer Champs

26 July 2017

Stephanie Millward set the qualifying time for this year’s World Para-Swimming Championships during an excellent opening day for University of Bath-based swimmers at the 2017 British Swimming Summer Championships in Sheffield. The double Rio 2016 Paralympic champion, who trains in the London 2012 Legacy Pool, won her mixed-classification 400m freestyle final with a total of 892 points and a time of 4:51.11, which was within the consideration standard for the Mexico-bound World Championship team. Millward’s...

“I can’t wait to be back in the Blue and Gold!” – Kadeen Corbin returns to Team Bath Netball

25 July 2017

England international attacker Kadeen Corbin is returning to Team Bath Netball for the 2018 Vitality Superleague season and says: “I can’t wait to be back in the Blue and Gold!” The 25-year-old enjoyed a hugely-successful spell with the South West franchise from 2009 to 2013, coming through the performance pathway to help Team Bath win a record fifth Superleague title in her final season. Corbin also won the first of her 56 international caps during...

Ben Fletcher celebrates his European Open Minsk bronze medal with coach Juergen Klinger, July 2017

Ben Fletcher claims big-names scalps on way to latest international judo medal

25 July 2017

Team Bath judoka Ben Fletcher continued his preparations for next month’s World Championships by winning a bronze medal at the European Open in Minsk, Belarus. It was a third podium finish of 2017 for the MJ Church ambassador, following up on his bronze at the Rome European Open and silver at last month’s Cancun Grand Prix in Mexico. Fletcher, coached by Juergen Klinger at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, overcame Sweden’s Emil Mattsson,...

“Huge honour” as peers vote Eilidh Doyle as British Athletics Team Captain for London 2017

24 July 2017

University of Bath-based Eilidh Doyle says she is ‘chuffed to bits’ after being voted by her fellow athletes as British Athletics Team Captain for next month’s London 2017 IAAF World Championships. The Rio 2016 bronze-medallist, coached by Brian Doyle at the Sports Training Village, will be competing in her fifth World Championships and this year became the most decorated Scottish track and field athlete in history. “I’m absolutely chuffed to bits,” said 400m hurdler Doyle,...

Polly Maton on her way to long jump silver at the London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships

Perfectly-timed personal best sends disbelieving Polly Maton soaring onto London 2017 podium

23 July 2017

Teenager Polly Maton produced the performance of her career so far to become the second University of Bath-based athlete to win a medal at the London 2017 World Para-Athletics Championships. The 17-year-old, from Urchfont in Wiltshire, leapt onto a global podium for the first time as she soared to a new personal best of 5.23m in the sixth and last round of Sunday’s T47 long jump final, much to her own surprise and the delight...

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