News Archive, Month: July 2018

Double Olympian and University of Bath graduate Andrew Willis announces retirement from swimming

20 July 2018

Double Olympian Andrew Willis has today announced his retirement from swimming. The University of Bath Chemical Engineering graduate is one of the most experienced and longest-serving swimmers in the successful British Swimming National Centre Bath programme, having trained with David McNulty at the Sports Training Village since beginning his studies in 2009. During that time he reached two Olympic 200m breaststroke finals, at London 2012 and Rio 2016 where he missed out on a medal...

Windsurfing scholar Sarah Jackson targeting top-ten finish at Senior World Champs after narrow medal miss at Juniors

19 July 2018

University of Bath windsurfer Sarah Jackson is determined to bounce back from unfortunately missing out on a medal at this month’s IFCA Slalom Youth World Championships by securing a top-ten finish at the Senior event in September. The Sports Performance student, who is supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship, was in contention for overall victory at the Youth Championships on Lake Garda in Italy after recording her first international race win in the second round....

Jamie Cooke on the shooting range at the 2018 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

Jamie Cooke and Joe Choong fall just short of podium in Modern Pentathlon Euro Champs opener

18 July 2018

On the day that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games schedule was released, it was two Rio 2016 Olympians that joined forces for Pentathlon GB as Jamie Cooke and Joe Choong finished fourth in the men’s relay at the European Championships in Hungary. It was the second time in three years that the University of Bath-based duo had teamed up in the European relay and their 2016 result was repeated as the Brits narrowly missed out...

The University of Bath lightweight men's quad are representing Great Britain at the 2018 European Universities Games in rowing

Crew Bath hold off Bristol challenge to win rowing bronze for GB at European Universities Games

18 July 2018

The University of Bath Rowing Club’s lightweight men’s quadruple scull won bronze in a thrilling final on Wednesday as they represented Great Britain at the 2018 European Universities Games in Coimbra, Portugal. James Martin, Max Valentine, John Laurenson and Tom Bowles managed to hold off a challenge from the University of Bristol to take third place in 6:45.53, two-tenths of a second ahead of their fellow Brits from the South West. The Karlsruhe Institute of...

Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics at the 2018 i-star Academy Butterfly Cup

Girls take gold in first away competition as Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics soar at Butterfly Cup

18 July 2018

Five groups from Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics competed at the i-star Academy Butterfly Cup in Brighton over the weekend, each of them coming home with medals. In the U8s section, called the Caterpillar Cup, Team Bath’s pink group of Ayana, Diana, Emily, Nicole and Patricia came home with a gold medal for their delightful ball routine. Also in the novice section, the blue group of Annie, Chloe, Megan and Myla performed their uplifting ball routine...

Kadeen Corbin, Jazz Scott and Layla Guscoth all won awards at the 2018 Team Bath Netball end-of-season dinner

Team Bath Netball Superleague stars reflect on 2018 at end-of-season awards dinner

17 July 2018

Kadeen Corbin, Layla Guscoth, Mia Ritchie and Jazz Scott all won awards when Team Bath Netball’s Superleague squad staged their end-of-season dinner at the Apex City of Bath Hotel on Saturday. England Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Corbin won a hotly-contested public vote to take home the coveted Fans’ Player of the Year title, while centre Ritchie won the Players’ Player award. The coaches’ choice as Player of the Year was goal-defence Guscoth, who has returned to...

BUCS Super Rugby trio become latest University of Bath players to sign for Bath Rugby Academy

16 July 2018

Will Britton, Jack Davies and Tom Doughty have become the latest University of Bathrugby players to sign senior Academy contracts with Gallagher Premiership club Bath Rugby. All three have played major roles for the Blue and Gold during the first two seasons of the national BUCS Super Rugby competition, with second-row forward Britton wearing the captain’s armband both years. Sports Performance student Doughty, a prolific try-scorer at hooker, will take over the captaincy for the...

Jody Paul (centre) with Team Bath Buccaneers players Louis Wrenn and Stuart Rushmere representing England at the 2018 EuroHockey U18 Youth Championships

Team Bath Buccaneers players help England Boys make winning start to 2018 EuroHockey Youth Championships

15 July 2018

Team Bath Buccaneers duo Louis Wrenn and Stuart Rushmere are both playing for the England Hockey U18 Boys squad at the 2018 EuroHockey Youth Championships in Santander, Spain. Rushmere was on target twice as an England side, coached by Team Bath Head Hockey Coach Jody Paul, began the tournament with a 7-0 win over Poland on Sunday. England will also play Pool A matches against Germany on Tuesday and host country Spain on Wednesday, looking...

The University of Bath lightweight men's quad are representing Great Britain at the 2018 European Universities Games in rowing

Crew Bath lightweight men’s quad representing Great Britain at 2018 European Universities Games

14 July 2018

The University of Bath lightweight men’s quadruple scull rowing crew have been selected to represent Great Britain at the 2018 European Universities Games in Coimbra, Portugal this week. Tom Bowles, John Laurenson, James Martin and Max Valentine will line up in the heats at 1pm BST on Tuesday, racing for lanes ahead of the final on Wednesday. The Crew Bath quartet earned their place in the 106-strong British Universities squad after impressing at the BUCS...

Anna Hopkin receives the 2018 BUCS Sportswoman of the Year Award

Graduation one day, BUCS Sportswoman of the Year the next – swimmer Anna Hopkin’s unforgettable 2018 continues

13 July 2018

Swimmer Anna Hopkin’s outstanding 2018 continued as she was named as BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Sportswoman of the Year, just a day after graduating from the University of Bath. MJ Church ambassador Hopkin, who was shortlisted alongside Edinburgh’s Eilidh Gibson (canoe slalom) and Nottingham’s Maria Tsaptsinos (table tennis), received the honour during Thursday’s BUCS Conference and Awards Dinner at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol. It comes during a...

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