News Archive, Month: March 2018

Pentathletes hit the top ten in Los Angeles during encouraging Modern Pentathlon World Cup

31 March 2018

Pentathlon GB athletes recorded three top-ten finishes when they competed in Los Angeles at the second Modern Pentathlon World Cup of the 2018 season. Former World Champion Samantha Murray (pictured) achieved her highest international placing since 2015 when she finished a fine fifth in the women’s competition, with team-mate Francesca Summers placing 18th overall. Rio 2016 Olympian Jamie Cooke was seventh in the men’s competition, his fourth top-ten finish in as many visits to the United...

“Perfect environment” of study and sport at University of Bath helps judoka Emmanuel Nartey achieve PhD goal

30 March 2018

Olympic judoka Emmanuel Nartey believes that training in the University of Bath’s inspirational educational environment was a key factor in his completion of a PhD in International Law and Human Rights Law. Nartey, who represented his native Ghana at London 2012, has been part of Team Bath’s elite training squad for the past 14 years and has combined competing on the international stage with his career as a soldier in the Royal Tank Regiment. In...

Anna Hopkin student swimming 2018

VIDEO: How student-swimming squad excels in and out of the pool at Sports University of the Year

29 March 2018

The University of Bath student swimming squad will once again be represented on the global stage when Anna Hopkin and Miles Munro compete at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Both combine their studies – in Sport & Exercise Science and Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering respectively – with an intensive but supportive training programme at the University’s world-renowned Sports Training Village, using the Olympic-sized London 2012 Legacy Pool and the state-of-the-art Team Bath Gym....

Home sweet home for men’s 1st XV in BUCS Rugby Champs semi-final after stunning win in Northumbria

29 March 2018

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV will have home advantage in the semi-finals of the BUCS Rugby Championship as they look to secure their place at Twickenham. The IKON Construction-sponsored team, who are also supported by Investigo, will take on Severn Derby rivals Cardiff Met at the Sports Training Village on Wednesday, April 4 (7pm kick-off) and admission to spectators is free. Victory that night would see Bath through to the national final at...

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to attend Invictus Games 2018 UK team trials at University of Bath

28 March 2018

HRH Prince Harry, Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, and fiancee Meghan Markle will join hundreds of athletes at the University of Bath on Friday, April 6 when the Sports Training Village once again hosts the UK team trials for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. It is the third successive year that the trials will take place in the University’s world-class sporting facilities and Prince Harry – who also attended in 2016 and 2017 –...

Men’s 1st XV head to Northumbria in search of BUCS Rugby Championship semi-final spot

28 March 2018

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV will be hoping that third time is the charm when they travel to Northumbria University tonight (Wednesday, 7pm) for a BUCS Rugby Championship quarter-final tie. Northumbria finished second in the BUCS Super Rugby league table, only missing out on the title after a last-day defeat, but were made to battle by Bath in their two previous meetings this season. Bath, sponsored by IKON Construction and supported by Investigo,...

Natasha Hunt and Amy Wilson Hardy have been selected by Team GB in rugby sevens for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Bath alumnae named in Team England women’s rugby sevens squad for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

26 March 2018

University of Bath graduates Deborah Fleming, Natasha Hunt and Amy Wilson Hardy have been named in the Team England women’s rugby sevens squad for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. It is the first time that the sport will have been contested at a Commonwealth Games, with England being drawn against Fiji, host nation Australia and Wales in Pool B. Hunt, who studied Coach Education & Sports Development, and Wilson Hardy, an Integrated Mechanical &...

New recruit Chloe Tutton looking to join ranks of National Centre swimming medallists at Gold Coast 2018

25 March 2018

After missing out on a medal by just six-hundredths of a second at Rio 2016, swimmer Chloe Tutton – the latest Olympian to move her training base to the University of Bath – is determined to get on the podium when she races at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games next week. The 21-year-old, who joined the renowned British Swimming National Centre Bath training group last month, is one of 11 University-based swimmers who will...

Dream Team Relay is a splash hit as Team Bath AS swimmers raise hundreds of pounds for Sport Relief

24 March 2018

Team Bath AS raised the roof on Friday night as coaches, parents, swimmers, friends and families united to stage a Dream Team Relay to raise more than £700 for Sport Relief. The Dream Team was made up of Head Coach Chris Alderton, former GB swimmer Tilly Gray and the team’s Strength and Conditioning Coach, Mike Muckelt. One squad swimmer was also recruited to the Dream Team via a draw, with the lucky swimmer on the...

Rising Team Bath AS star Laura McNab heading to second European Junior Champs with British Swimming

23 March 2018

Team Bath AS swimmer Laura McNab has once again been selected to represent Great Britain at the European Junior Championships, this year taking place in Helsinki, Finland from July 4-8. It is Laura’s third opportunity to represent her country, with her selection following success at the British Championships in Edinburgh earlier this month. At the event, Laura won the Junior 200m freestyle title and made the Senior 100m freestyle final, finishing an impressive sixth against...

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