News Archive, Month: August 2018

Eilidh Doyle (right) won 4x400m relay bronze with Great Britain at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin

Another major medal for Eilidh Doyle as University of Bath-based sportspeople finish Euro 2018 with seven podium places

12 August 2018

Eilidh Doyle won the 16th major international medal from the eight years she has been training at the University of Bath when she anchored Great Britain to women’s 4x400m relay bronze at the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships on Saturday. Doyle collected the baton from Amy Allcock in fourth place and ran brilliantly to bring the British quartet, which also included Zoey Clark and Anyika Onoura, home in third behind Poland and France in 3:27.40....

James Guy swimming in the London 2012 Legacy Pool, January 2017

Two medals in one hour for James Guy as Bath-based swimmers end European Championships on a high

10 August 2018

James Guy won his third relay gold of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships on Thursday, just an hour after the University of Bath-based swimmer had deservedly earned his first individual medal in the pool. Fellow British Swimming National Centre Bath swimmer Siobhan-Marie O’Connor also got on the podium to wrap up an excellent week of competition for GB at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre. Guy, part of the successful men’s 4x200m freestyle and mixed 4x100m...

Young sportspeople invited to apply for 2018-19 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme

10 August 2018

Applications are now being taken for the 2018-19 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme, with a screening day for young sportspeople looking to maximise their potential taking place in September. The successful talent development scheme is open to sportspeople aged between ten and 18 who already compete at regional level or above in their chosen sport or who show great athletic potential. They can access bespoke coaching sessions in the world-class University of Bath Sports...

Eilidh Doyle won 400m bronze at the 2018 World Indoor Championships in Birmingham

Eilidh Doyle and Leon Reid through to finals at Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships

09 August 2018

University of Bath-based athletes Eilidh Doyle and Leon Reid booked places in their respective finals with impressive performances at the Berlin 2018 European Championships on Wednesday. Doyle, competing in a record-equalling fifth Europeans, won her 400m hurdles semi-final in 55.16 to qualify as fourth-fastest overall for Friday’s final (7.50pm). She is coached by Brian Doyle at the Sports Training Village. Biochemistry graduate Kirsten McAslan gained valuable international experience as she raced in the second semi-final,...

PyeongChang 2018 skeleton athletes Jerry Rice, Laura Deas, Dom Parsons and Jackie Narracott with British Skeleton Performance Advisor Andi Schmid at the 2018 Blues Awards

Andi Schmid steps down as British Skeleton Performance Director after 17 years of outstanding success

08 August 2018

Andi Schmid is stepping down from his role as British Skeleton Performance Director after an outstanding 17-year tenure that saw him guide sliders to seven medals at five Winter Olympic Games from their training base at the University of Bath. A former World Champion slider for his native Austria, Schmid took over the role in 2001 and helped to build and foster a training environment that has established British Skeleton as a powerhouse in the...

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor targeting another international medal as James Guy narrowly misses out at Glasgow 2018

08 August 2018

University of Bath-based Siobhan-Marie O’Connor will be looking to win the fourth European Championships medal of her career when she races in the 200m individual medley final at Glasgow 2018 today (Wednesday). O’Connor, coached by Dave McNulty at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, was the fastest qualifier for the final, winning her semi-final on Tuesday in 2:09.80. The final, taking place at 5.39pm, will once again see Commonwealth champion O’Connor line up against Katinka Hosszu,...

Team Bath Buccaneers player Stuart Rushmere captained England Hockey U19s in July 2018

First U21 call for Stuart Rushmere as hockey players gain international experience with England and Scotland

08 August 2018

Team Bath Buccaneers Hockey Club players Tim Nurse and Stuart Rushmere gained more international experience over the weekend as they represented England U21 in a three-match series against a strong Germany team. Nurse, a University of Bath Sports Performance student who is supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship, has been with the U21 squad for the past year but Rushmere was stepping up to that level for the first time. The Millfield School student was...

James Guy, Adam Peaty, Freya Anderson and Georgia Davies won mixed 4x100m medley relay gold at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships

James Guy aiming for third medal in three days after completing golden double at Glasgow 2018 European Championships

07 August 2018

University of Bath-based swimmer James Guy was part of a record-breaking gold-medal success for the second time in 24 hours as he helped Britain to mixed 4x100m medley relay success at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships on Monday. Fresh from qualifying second fastest for Tuesday’s individual 200m freestyle final in 1:46.44, British Swimming National Centre Bath ace Guy teamed up with Georgia Davies, Adam Peaty and Freya Anderson to take the relay victory in a...

Ben Jones (left) and Luke Johnson (right) were runners-up and winner respectively when they contested the AIG Irish Open Tennis Championship men’s doubles final in Dublin, August 2018

Team Bath Tennis players Luke Johnson and Ben Jones contest AIG Irish Open doubles final

07 August 2018

Team Bath International High-Performance Tennis Academy player Luke Johnson and University of Bath sporting scholar Ben Jones were on opposite sides of the net when they contested the AIG Irish Open Tennis Championship men’s doubles final in Dublin. World University Games silver-medallist Johnson (right in picture), coached by Ian MacDonald and Dave Sammel, claimed his fourth ITF Futures doubles title as he partnered France’s Hugo Voljacques to a hard-fought 7-6(6) 6-4 victory over Jones and...

The Pentathlon GB women's squad that competed at the 2018 Junior World Championships

Plenty of promise shown by young Pentathlon GB athletes at 2018 Junior World Championships

07 August 2018

Young Pentathlon GB athletes finished just outside the medals as they produced some impressive performances at the 2018 Junior World Modern Pentathlon Championships in Kladno, Czech Republic. The week started with University of Bath sporting scholars Myles Pillage and Bradley Sutton, who study Biochemistry and Sports Performance respectively, finishing a fine fifth in the men’s relay. Pillage, supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, also qualified for the men’s individual final on Sunday where he sat...

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