News Archive, Month: January 2018

From the push-start track to PyeongChang – Team GB name ten bobsleigh athletes for 2018 Winter Olympic Games

23 January 2018

Ten members of the bobsleigh squad that train at the University of Bath have been selected by Team GB for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Brad Hall will pilot both a two-man and four-man sled, with Lamin Deen also driving in the latter competition, while World Junior Champions Mica McNeill and Mica Moore (pictured) will contest the women’s event. Sochi 2014 veterans Joel Fearon, Andrew Matthews and Ben Simons have been selected as brakemen...

Team Bath Tennis player Liam Broady, January 2018

Liam Broady’s GB Davis Cup call continues great month for Team Bath Tennis players on international stage

23 January 2018

Team Bath Tennis player Liam Broady has been selected in the Great Britain Davis Cup team for next week’s first-round tie against Spain in Marbella. Broady – coached by Dave Sammel, Henry Jones and Ian MacDonald at the University of Bath Sports Training Village – is named alongside Australian Open semi-finalist Kyle Edmund, Cameron Norrie and doubles specialists Dominic Inglot and Jamie Murray. It continues a fantastic start to 2018 for Team Bath’s International High-Performance...

Laura Deas, Dom Parsons, Jerry Rice and Lizzy Yarnold

University of Bath-based skeleton quartet selected by Team GB for PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games

22 January 2018

Four skeleton athletes who train at the University of Bath, including defending champion Lizzy Yarnold and student Dom Parsons, have today been selected by Team GB for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Laura Deas and Jerry Rice will make their Olympic debuts at the Games, which are being staged in South Korea from February 9-25 – the skeleton medals will be decided on February 16 and 17. The quartet compete for the British Bobsleigh...

Marcus Daniell (left) and Dominic Inglot in third-round action at the 2018 Australian Open in Melbourne

First Grand Slam quarter-final for Marcus Daniell as Team Bath Tennis ace marches on at Australian Open

22 January 2018

Team Bath Tennis player Marcus Daniell is through to a Grand Slam quarter-final for the first time in his career after another impressive performance in the Australian Open men’s doubles in Melbourne. Daniell and British partner Dominic Inglot followed up Saturday’s 6-4 6-2 victory over the French pair of Benoit Paire and Hugo Nys by beating Chile’s Hans Podlipnik-Castillo and Andrei Vasilevski of Belarus 6-4 6-3 in Monday’s third-round match. That has put the duo through...

Ben Fletcher on his way to winning the first Grand Prix gold medal of his judo career in Tunis, January 2018

First Grand Prix gold is another major step forward for Team Bath judoka Ben Fletcher

21 January 2018

Team Bath Judo’s Ben Fletcher won the first Grand Prix gold of his career when he triumphed in Tunisia on Sunday. The MJ Church ambassador, coached by Juergen Klinger at the University of Bath Sports Training Village dojo, beat Russia’s Ramazan Malsuigenov by a waza-ari in a hard-fought final of the -100kg weight category. Rio 2016 Olympian Fletcher had earlier overcome Russia’s Askhab Kostoev, Milan Randl of Slovakia and Algeria’s Lyes Bouyacoub on his way...

Team Bath Netball stars shine as England come from behind to beat New Zealand in extra-time

20 January 2018

Team Bath Netball’s Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Kadeen Corbin helped England to a famous victory over New Zealand at London’s Copper Box Arena on Saturday. Blue and Gold captain Beckford-Chambers came on at goal-defence for a sensational final quarter that saw the Roses rally from 43-37 down to draw level at 49-49. Goal-shooter Corbin (pictured celebrating with team-mate Helen Housby) missed a chance to win the match in the dying seconds of normal time but put...

England Rugby select University of Bath student Sam Underhill and alumnus Tom Dunn for Six Nations squad

18 January 2018

University of Bath student Sam Underhill and alumnus Tom Dunn have been named in the 35-man England Rugby squad for their opening Natwest 6 Nations match against Italy. Both flanker Underhill and hooker Dunn play for Bath Rugby, with the former combining his sporting career with studying Politics and Economics at the University. He first came to international prominence when he captained the England U18 team to the FIRA/AER European Championship title in 2014 and...

Marcus Daniell and Dominic Inglot turn up the heat to reach round two of Australian Open men’s doubles

18 January 2018

Team Bath Tennis player Marcus Daniell and new men’s doubles partner Dominic Inglot battled through intense heat to secure their place in the second round of the Australian Open on Thursday. Daniell, coached by Dave Sammel and Ian MacDonald, and Inglot won the opening set 6-4 but lost the second 6-2 to the Canadian/British pairing of Adil Shamasdin and Neal Skupski. They stepped it up in the third set, though, and broke early before fending...

Frustrating night for University of Bath as Cardiff Met edge roller-coaster BUCS Super Rugby Severn Derby

17 January 2018

A pulsating BUCS Super Rugby game that saw big momentum swings eventually went the way of Cardiff Met as the University of Bath men’s 1st XV suffered a frustrating home defeat on Wednesday. The hosts, sponsored by IKON Construction and supported by Investigo, got off to a great start as Will Partington converted his own well-taken try (pictured) but two Tom Morgan penalties cut the lead to one at half-time. Morgan then converted two quick-fire...

Severn Derby against Cardiff Met marks return of BUCS Super Rugby to University of Bath for 2018

17 January 2018

BUCS Super Rugby returns to the University of Bath for the first time in 2018 tonight (Wednesday) when high-flying Cardiff Met head to the Sports Training Village for an eagerly-awaited Severn Derby. The Blue & Gold, sponsored by IKON Construction and supported by Investigo, will be looking to build on their encouraging pre-Christmas form that saw them win three and draw one of their last six matches to move up to sixth in the table....

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