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...

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 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...

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...

Tom Gale, high jump

Tom Gale takes high jump victory as Jason Gardener rolls back the years at Manchester International

16 August 2017

Team Bath Athletics Club’s Tom Gale claimed high-jump victory at the Manchester International on a night when Jason Gardener and his Olympic-winning relay team-mates made a triumphant return to the track for charity. Gale, supported by the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) at the University of Bath, was the only high jumper to clear 2.17m at the first time of asking to secure the win for England at the Manchester Regional Arena. One of 32...

Zambia 5050 blog – how I helped Adam Peaty swap swimming for basketball

16 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...

Team England rhythmic gymnastics group in training at the University of Bath, October 2016

England rhythmic gymnasts step up Gold Coast 2018 preparations at University of Bath training camp

15 August 2017

Team England’s rhythmic gymnastics squad have been continuing their build-up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games with a productive training week at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Squad members Mimi-Isabella Cesar (pictured) and Stephani Sherlock also took the opportunity to finalise their preparations for the 2017 World University Games, taking place in Taipei next week. Overseeing the camp once again was City of Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club coach Sarah Moon, who guided Team...

Students to receive top-class netball education as Asha Francis becomes Team Bath Assistant Coach

14 August 2017

Asha Francis says she is looking forward to passing on the Blue & Gold ethos to the next generation of stars after being appointed as Team Bath Netball’s new Assistant Coach.  Her key responsibility will be working with University of Bath students in British Universities & Colleges Sport [BUCS] competitions but she will work across all the Team Bath Netball programme, including the Vitality Superleague high-performance team and the development of the new Futures Performance...

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