News Archive, Month: June 2019

Mareks Mezencevs “excited and honoured” to join British Skeleton as new Performance Sliding Coach

30 June 2019

Mareks Mezencevs has been appointed as British Skeleton's new Performance Sliding Coach ahead of the 2019-20 season. Mezencevs joined the University of Bath-based team this month and has committed to the programme for the full Olympic cycle as British Skeleton look for more medal success in Beijing 2022. The 38-year-old Latvian will work closely with the country’s leading sliders and will also have technical input across the programme. He arrives here with a wealth of...

Plenty of family fun as hundreds of people Try Games at inspirational and inclusive Bath sporting festival

29 June 2019

The Olympic Day values of ‘move, learn and discover’ shone through when more than 300 people took part in over 20 inclusive sports and activities at the second Try Games event. Team Bath was among the partners working with organisers from Three Ways School, in Bath, to provide a whole range of interactive activities that the whole family could enjoy. They included a laser shooting challenge with Pentathlon GB and a chance to try netball...

Sporting scholar Laura Macro claims major scalp and gold during dominant performance at Henley Women’s Regatta

28 June 2019

University of Bath sporting scholar Laura Macro beat a former World Champion on her way to the second Henley Women’s Regatta title of her career as she won gold once again on the world-famous course. The Sport & Exercise Science student, supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship, beat 2014 World Champion Eveline Peleman of Belgium club KRSG by three-and-a-half lengths in the Championship lightweight women’s single scull final to secure the Godfrey Rowsports Trophy. U23...

Liam Broady and Samantha Murray fall just short of Wimbledon singles qualification after battling performances

27 June 2019

Team Bath Tennis duo Liam Broady and Samantha Murray both produced battling displays in the final round of Wimbledon 2019 qualifying on Thursday but fell just short of securing their places in the singles draw. Broady, coached by David Sammel, played some fantastic tennis to win the first set 6-3 against number 12 seed Gregoire Barrere and then rattled through a stunning second set without conceding a game. That would have been enough to secure...

Harri Cizmic (back right) collects the Most Committed award on behalf of Sophie Drakeford-Lewis as the 2019 TASS Stars Awards

Another prize for Sophie Drakeford-Lewis as student-netballer’s commitment is recognised at 2019 TASS Stars Awards

27 June 2019

Team Bath Netball star and University of Bath sporting scholar Sophie Drakeford-Lewis was among the winners at the 2019 TASS Stars Awards. The Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering student, supported by a Bill Whiteley Scholarship, took the Most Committed award, recognising her dedication to both study and sport including excellent time management and balancing demands. It was collected on her behalf by Team Bath Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach Harri Cizmic at a ceremony in...

Pentathlon GB training in Tokyo ahead of the 2019 World Cup Final

First chance to stake 2020 Olympics claim as Pentathlon GB head to Tokyo test event for World Cup Final

26 June 2019

Pentathlon GB athletes based at the University of Bath will have their first chance to set the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifying standard when they compete in the World Cup Final in Japan this week. The culmination of this year’s UIPM World Cup campaign is doubling as an Olympic test event and the gold medallists in the men’s and women’s individual competition will put themselves firmly in line to return to Tokyo next summer. Mathematics...

Student Ben Jones won his first ITF pro tennis title in Israel in June 2019

First pro title for student Ben Jones as Team Bath Tennis aces earn Wimbledon wildcard places

25 June 2019

University of Bath sporting scholar Ben Jones is celebrating the first professional title success of his tennis career after men’s doubles victory at the $15k ITF World Tour event in Netanya, Israel. The Buchan Jones Scholar, who has just completed the second year of a Chemistry degree, and Ukrainian partner Vladyslav Orlov justified their status as number one seeds by progressing through the tournament without dropping a set. They cruised through the first three rounds,...

Cameron and Alistair Chalmers with coach James Hillier (centre) and their proud parents after both won gold at the England Athletics U23 & U20 Championships in June 2019

Double gold for Chalmers brothers as University of Bath athletes enjoy success at England Athletics U23 & U20 Championships

24 June 2019

Brothers Cameron and Alastair Chalmers, University of Bath sporting scholars past and present respectively, struck gold within hours of each other at the England Athletics age-group trials to earn selection for next month’s European U23 and U20 Championships. There was also a silver medal for Lauren Williams in Bedford, as well as bronze for fellow students Isobel Ives and Georgia Silcox, while Team Bath Athletics Club’s two medals included a brilliant gold for Tom Gale....

Emma Collins-Jones British Weightlifting Champion 2019

Weightlifter Emma Collins-Jones is crowned as British Champion for first time in her career

23 June 2019

Emma Collins-Jones, who trains in the Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre, has been crowned as British Weight Lifting Champion for the first time in her career. The University of Bath Sport & Exercise Science alumna followed up her bronze medal in 2017 and silver in 2018 by taking top spot in the women’s -76kg category at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Collins-Jones, who is coached by Giles Greenwood and represents Oaklands Weightlifters, lifted 86kg...

More Team Bath Netball opportunities in the South West as Millfield becomes latest Hub in Futures Pathway programme

22 June 2019

Millfield in Somerset, one of the country’s leading sporting schools, has become the latest Hub location for the Soldi-sponsored Team Bath Netball Futures Pathway – developing the next generation of netball talent in the South West. The partnership enhances the strong links already existing between the sporting institutions, with several Millfield pupils having worn the famous Blue & Gold over the years. Former England captain Pamela Cookey first played for Team Bath while studying A-levels...

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