News Archive, Month: January 2020

Juergen Klinger giving advice to AASE judoka during a training session in October 2017

Juergen Klinger proud to be leaving a legacy of success on and off the judo mat as he retires from Team Bath coaching role

31 January 2020

Juergen Klinger says he is proud to have overseen a programme that “helps to create people who are successful in both sport and education” as he retires from his role as High Performance Judo Coach at the University of Bath. Klinger, a 7th Dan, has been part of the Team Bath family since 2006 and put in place a successful training programme that has developed a host of British Champions and international medal winners at...

Dual Career student-athlete Max Ojomoh named in England Rugby starting XV for U20 Six Nations visit to France

30 January 2020

University of Bath student Max Ojomoh is one of nine players set to make their England Rugby U20s debut this weekend as the 2020 Six Nations tournament gets under way. Ojomoh, a first-year Business Administration student who is supported by the Team Bath Dual Career programme, will start at centre for the Roses when they take on back-to-back World Rugby U20 Champions France in Grenoble on Saturday (8pm GMT). The Team Bath BUCS Super Rugby...

Team Bath suffer defeat on the road as strong Loughborough performance secures BUCS Super Rugby spoils

30 January 2020

Sam Kennaugh scored a second-half consolation try as Team Bath men’s 1st XV suffered defeat at Loughborough in their first BUCS Super Rugby match of 2020. The Blue & Gold – sponsored by Fulkers Bailey Russell – conceded a converted try within two minutes of the kick-off and Loughborough used that as a platform to apply plenty of pressure, opening up a 19-0 lead at half-time. The home side made an equally strong start to...

Blue & Gold back in BUCS Super Rugby action as Team Bath head to old rivals Loughborough

29 January 2020

Team Bath men’s 1st XV return to BUCS Super Rugby action for the first time in 2020 when they travel to old rivals Loughborough tonight (7pm). The boys in Blue & Gold – sponsored by Fulkers Bailey Russell – will be keen to start the new year on a positive note after a disappointing run of results before Christmas. A number of the starting XV for the visitors have represented Bath Rugby United in the...

Student badminton squad get to learn from one of world’s best players as Kenichi Tago visits University of Bath STV

28 January 2020

Students in the University of Bath badminton squad got to train with and learn from a former world number three when Kenichi Tago visited the Sports Training Village. Tago, an All-England Championships finalist who helped Japan win their first-ever gold medal in the Thomas Cup men’s team event in 2014, passed on his experience and expertise during a training session in the main sports hall. The session was the first stop on a nationwide ‘Tago...

Plenty of Team Bath links past and present as England beat South Africa to bronze medals at 2020 Vitality Netball Nations Cup

27 January 2020

Former Team Bath Netball stars Stacey Francis and Kadeen Corbin helped England Netball secure bronze medals in the 2020 Vitality Netball Nations Cup with an exciting 65-63 victory over South Africa. New Blue & Gold mid-courter Khanyisa Chawane started for the SPAR Proteas in Sunday’s third-place play-off at London’s Copper Box Arena, which saw the Roses – coached by former Team Bath player and coach Jess Thirlby – hold off a fierce fightback to finish...

Reigning Paralympic and World Champion Paul Blake announces retirement from athletics after outstanding career

26 January 2020

Paul Blake, who won Paralympic gold and a host of world titles while training at the University of Bath, has announced his retirement from athletics after an outstanding career. Blake was part of Rob Ellchuk’s training group at the University from 2009 and quickly established himself as one of Britain’s most talented athletes, winning his first world title in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2011 when he claimed T36 400m gold. He went on to conquer...

“Amazing feeling” as rising British Skeleton star Amelia Coltman caps dream debut season with Europa Cup crown

25 January 2020

University of Bath-based Amelia Coltman became the first Brit to win the overall Europa Cup title in her first season of competitive sliding as her dream start to her skeleton career continued on Saturday. Coltman – who is well known to young school pupils visiting the Sports Training Village thanks to her work with Team Bath Tribe – backed up her bronze medal in Friday’s race in Altenberg, Germany, with fourth place on Saturday to...

VIDEO: Six months to Tokyo 2020 and a host of aspiring Olympians are hard at work at University of Bath Sports Training Village

24 January 2020

There are exactly six months to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games get under way and aspiring Olympians across a wide range of sports have been hard at work during a typically busy training day at the University of Bath. The Olympic-sized London 2012 Legacy Pool at the Sports Training Village has been a real hub of activity, with the British Swimming National Centre squad – featuring Rio 2016 silver-medallist James Guy and fellow...

Young bobsleigh duo Charlotte Longden and Will Scammell hit top 12 for Team GB at Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games

21 January 2020

Team Bath athletes Charlotte Longden and Will Scammell both recorded 12th-placed finishes when they represented Team GB in bobsleigh at the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games. Longden went first in the women’s monobob competition on Sunday and got progressively quicker over her two runs, reaching speeds of 125.4km/h to finish on a combined time of 2:30.20 – +3.36 seconds off the eventual winner Georgeta Popescu of Romania. “I was happy with how my runs went,”...

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