News Archive, Month: July 2017

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...

University of Bath graduate Fran Wilson helped England win the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup at Lord’s.

Alumna Fran Wilson on top of the world as England win Cricket World Cup

23 July 2017

University of Bath graduate Fran Wilson helped England win the Women’s Cricket World Cup on an unforgettable Sunday afternoon of high drama at Lord’s. Wilson, who studied Sports Performance, scored 159 runs in five matches – including 81 in the opening fixture against India – as the host nation progressed to the final. She went to a first-ball duck as England posted a score of 228-7 in the final but a sensational spell of 5-11...

Kate French was Pentathlon GB's top finisher at the 2017 Modern Pentathlon European Championships in Belarus

Another top-ten finish for Kate French as Pentathlon GB battle illness at European Champs

23 July 2017

In-form Kate French was the highest-placed Pentathlon GB finisher during an eventful European Championships in Belarus that saw the British squad hit by food poisoning. Rio 2016 Olympian French, a University of Bath Sports Performance graduate, performed consistently well throughout the women’s final on Saturday – including a flawless clear round in the riding arena – to record her sixth successive top-ten result. Former World Champion Samantha Murray was 14th, her best result of the...

Six of the best – Bath-based athletes in contention for TASS Stars Awards

22 July 2017

Six athletes who receive Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) support at the University of Bath have been shortlisted in the first-ever TASS Stars Awards for their performances during the past year. Shooter Kristian Callaghan, who graduated earlier this month with a Masters in Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, is in contention for the Most Inspirational prize. Judoka Rhys Thompson is shortlisted for Most Enterprising athlete, while two of the three contenders for Most Dedicated are...

(From left) Fran Halsall, Chris Walker-Hebborn, Adam Peaty and Siobhan-Marie O'Connor won the mixed 100m medley relay at the 2015 World Swimming Championships

Defending champions and debutant all set for FINA World Swimming Champs in Budapest

21 July 2017

Four defending champions will be among the University of Bath-based swimmers competing at the FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary next week. James Guy, Calum Jarvis, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and Chris Walker-Hebborn of the British Swimming National Centre Bath will all be hoping to repeat their golden achievements from the 2015 Championships in Kazan, Russia. Thomas Tsiopanis, who recently graduated in Sports Performance and is supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship, will make his World Championships...

Ollie Lee, Abi Caple, Jade Traynor and Nye Davis are representing the England Scholars touch rugby teams in July 2017

University of Bath Hawks aiming to soar with England Scholars touch rugby teams in France

20 July 2017

Four members of the University of Bath Hawks touch rugby team are in France this week to represent the England Touch students team, the England Scholars.  Nye Davis and Ollie Lee, who study Mechanical Engineering and Sport & Exercise Science respectively, are in the men's team for the European Federation of Touch (EFT) Championship Permit tournament. Sport & Social Sciences student Abi Caple and Jade Traynor, who studies Sport & Exercise Science, will represent the...

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Applications now closed for these exciting posts

20 July 2017

We've been looking for people to join the Blue and Gold family in a variety of posts recently. The Sitec-sponsored Blue and Gold will soon have news on just who has been recruited to the posts of  Netball Manager, Academy Head Coach and an Assistant Netball Coach. Team Bath delivers one of the finest netball programmes in the country ranging from beginners through club and student activity to our National Premier League team. In addition Team...

Polly Maton in the T47 100m final at the London 2017 World Para-Athletics Championships. Picture by Paul Gregory for the IPC

Polly Maton hails community and London 2017 support after top-five finish at World Para-Athletics Champs

19 July 2017

Polly Maton has thanked the University of Bath and the local community for their support after contesting the first of her two finals at the London 2017 IPC World Para-Athletics Championships. The 17-year-old, coached by Colin Baross at the Sports Training Village, ran a season’s best of 13.04 as she finished fifth in the T47 100m final at the London Olympic Stadium on Tuesday. While she was slightly disappointed with her time, Maton was thrilled...

2015 Modern Pentathlon European Championships, horse riding

Modern Pentathlon European Championships to return to University of Bath in 2019

18 July 2017

The University of Bath will once again stage the Modern Pentathlon European Championships in 2019 - a qualifying competition for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Pentathlon GB, whose National Training Centre has been based at the University since 1998, has been awarded the event by the European Confederation of Modern Pentathlon (ECMP) following a competitive bidding process. It will be the second time in four years that the European Championships have been staged at the £30million Sports Training Village...

Sophie Kamlish joins ranks of University of Bath-based World Champions after London 2017 triumph

18 July 2017

World record in the afternoon, World Champion in the evening – it was a magical Monday at London 2017 for Sophie Kamlish as she became the latest University of Bath-based athlete to win global gold. The 20-year-old, who has been coached by Rob Ellchuk at the Sports Training Village since 2011, finally got the international title she has been striving for after two stunning performances in the T44 100m at the World Para-Athletics Championships. Kamlish...

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