News Archive, Month: August 2017

The Pentathlon GB squad for the 2017 World Championships in Cairo - Jamie Cooke, Sam Curry, Samantha Murray, Joe Choong, Francesca Summers, Myles Pillage, Kate French, Jo Muir, Bradley Sutton and Tom Toolis

VIDEO: Meet the Pentathlon GB squad ahead of 2017 World Championships in Cairo

22 August 2017

Ten University of Bath-based Pentathlon GB athletes are flying the flag for Great Britain at the 2017 Modern Pentathlon World Championships, which get under way in Cairo, Egypt today - SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH INTERVIEWS. Two up-and-coming junior athletes will get the campaign under way in the men’s relay – Sports Performance student Bradley Sutton, supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship, and Myles Pillage, who will start a Biochemistry degree at the University next month....

Jay Lelliott (centre) finished fifth in the 1500m freestyle final at the 2017 World University Games

Narrow medal miss for Jay Lelliott as tennis ace Luke Johnson makes strong start to World Uni Games

22 August 2017

University of Bath swimmer Jay Lelliott narrowly fell short of a second medal on day four of the World University Games in Taipei. The Sports Performance graduate, an ambassador for Team Bath partners MJ Church and coached by Mark Skimming in the London 2012 Legacy Pool, was involved in a three-way battle for bronze throughout a gruelling 1,500m freestyle final on Tuesday. There was nothing to choose between Lelliott, Hungary’s Gergely Gyurta and Shingo Nayaka...

Maximise your sporting potential – try out for our Futures Athlete Development programme

22 August 2017

Young sportspeople looking to maximise their potential and gain an added advantage on their sporting journey are being invited to attend a free screening day for the 2017-18 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme. Taking place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Saturday, September 9, the screening day will test the physical fitness, speed and power of current and aspiring members of the talent development scheme. They will also receive an introduction...

Jay Lelliott won 400m freestyle silver at the 2017 World University Games in Taipei

Mixed emotions for Jay Lelliott after swimmer’s latest World University Games medal

21 August 2017

University of Bath swimmer Jay Lelliott won the third World University Games medal of his career as he took 400m freestyle silver for Great Britain on the opening day of the 2017 championships in Taipei. However, the MJ Church ambassador – coached by Mark Skimming in the London 2012 Legacy Pool – said he was disappointed not to take the gold medal and defend the title he won in South Korea in 2015. Lelliott, who...

Team Bath high jump star Tom Gale finished third at the Muller Grand Prix in Birmingham, August 2017

Tom Gale soars to top-three finish in world-class high jump contest at Birmingham Grand Prix

20 August 2017

Team Bath Athletics Club’s Tom Gale gained more excellent top-level experience as he finished a fine third in a world-class high jump competition at the Müller Grand Prix in Birmingham. The 18-year-old, supported by the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme at the University of Bath, cleared 2.24m – a height only bettered by newly-crowned World Champion Mutaz Essa Barshim, whose clearance of 2.40m was the best in the world this year, and London 2017 bronze-medallist Majededdin...

University of Bath student Jake Samuel (second from left) and his colleagues who took part in the Zambia 5050 charity challenge in August 2017

Zambia 5050 blog – reflecting on a wonderful week and an unforgettable summer of sport

20 August 2017

University of Bath student Jake Samuel is part of the organising team for the Zambia 5050 charity challenge, a fundraising campaign led by Olympian Mel Marshal and Olympic swimming champion Adam Peaty to create sporting opportunities for some of Africa’s poorest children. Marshal and Peaty, along with their team, are undertaking ten hours of sport with children each day for five days at five different locations in the capital city of Lusaka and its surrounding communities...

Zambia 5050 blog – football, friendship and the chance to pick an Olympic champion’s brain

19 August 2017

University of Bath student Jake Samuel is part of the organising team for the Zambia 5050 charity challenge, a fundraising campaign led by Olympian Mel Marshal and Olympic swimming champion Adam Peaty to create sporting opportunities for some of Africa’s poorest children. Marshal and Peaty, along with their team, are undertaking ten hours of sport with children each day for five days at five different locations in the capital city of Lusaka and its surrounding communities...

University of Bath student Rupert Batting won double gold on his GB Universities Equestrian Team debut in Germany, August 2017

Dual Career athlete Rupert Batting rides to double gold on GB University Equestrian debut

19 August 2017

University of Bath student Rupert Batting enjoyed a brilliant debut with the GB International University Equestrian Squad as he won double gold at the Student Nations Cup in Germany. International Development with Economics student Batting, who is supported by the Team Bath Dual Career programme, helped Britain take the show jumping team title before going on to claim individual gold. His performance was all the more impressive as the riders choose their horses randomly out of...

Zambia 5050 blog – Zamtime delays can’t stop a great day of netball and networking

17 August 2017

University of Bath student Jake Samuel is part of the organising team for the Zambia 5050 charity challenge, a fundraising campaign led by Olympian Mel Marshal and Olympic swimming champion Adam Peaty to create sporting opportunities for some of Africa’s poorest children. Marshal and Peaty, along with their team, are undertaking ten hours of sport with children each day for five days at five different locations in the capital city of Lusaka and its surrounding communities...

Taipei 2017 World University Games logo

Students, graduates, coaches and support staff representing Bath and Britain at World University Games

17 August 2017

A magnificent seven University of Bath students and graduates are heading to Taipei to represent Great Britain at the World University Games, taking place from August 19-30. Three coaches and a physio are also part of the British Universities & Colleges Sports [BUCS] support staff for the world’s second-biggest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games, featuring almost 10,000 athletes from more than 170 countries. Defending gold-medallist Jay Lelliott, an ambassador for Team Bath partners MJ...

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