News Archive, Month: March 2021

Returning Olympic Champ Helen Glover among former University of Bath-based rowers named in GB squad for European Champs

31 March 2021

History-chasing Helen Glover will race competitively for the first time since winning gold at Rio 2016 when she represents the GB Rowing Team at the 2021 European Championships in Varese, Italy next week. The double Olympic Champion, who returned to training earlier this year, is one of three rowers who learnt their trade on the British Rowing World-Class Start Programme at the University of Bath to have been selected, along with fellow Olympic medallist Vicky...

Olivia Green and Joe Choong celebrate after winning mixed relay gold at the World Cup in Budapest

Olivia Green and Joe Choong win second gold for Pentathlon GB at World Cup in Budapest as Sam Curry records best-ever finish

29 March 2021

Olivia Green and Joe Choong won mixed relay gold and there was a best-ever World Cup finish for University of Bath alumnus Sam Curry as Pentathlon GB completed an impressive return to international competition in Budapest. University of Bath student Green, who is supported by an Alumni Fund sporting scholarship, and Mathematics graduate Choong were in the top three throughout Sunday’s competition after setting the fastest swim of the day and recording a clear round...

Layla Guscoth was Player of the Match against London Pulse

Dominant defensive display and Superleague debut for Hannah Passmore make it another super Sunday for Team Bath Netball

28 March 2021

A superb full-court defensive display laid the foundations for another impressive 2021 Vitality Netball Superleague victory on Sunday as Team Bath Netball beat London Pulse 51-29 in Wakefield. The Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold restricted a talented Pulse side to just eight goals during a dominant first half, inspired by a Player of the Match display from England defender Layla Guscoth. With a 27-8 lead under their belts, Team Bath Superleague Head Coach Anna Stembridge...

Alicia Barnett claims Egyptian crown as Team Bath Tennis player wins ITF Sharm-El-Sheikh women’s doubles title with Yuriko Miyazaki

27 March 2021

Team Bath Tennis ace Alicia Barnett continued her fine form during 2021 by claiming the women’s doubles title at the ITF Sharm-El-Sheikh tournament in Egypt. Barnett, who is coached by Ian MacDonald, and partner Yuriko Miyazaki didn’t drop a set all week as they underlined their status as top seeds in the draw. After starting their week with a 6-0 6-2 victory over Anna Borovinskaya and Laure Line Glaude, Barnett and Miyazaki overcame Lee Ya-Hsuan...

Kate French set a new fencing world record in Budapest

World record-breaking Kate French and Jo Muir win gold and silver for Pentathlon GB on outstanding return to World Cup competition

26 March 2021

Kate French smashed a fencing world record and led a British podium one-two with Jo Muir as Pentathlon GB’s women enjoyed an outstanding day at the first UIPM Modern Pentathlon World Cup event of 2021. Francesca Summers also recorded a top-six finish in Budapest as the University of Bath-based team gave a huge signal of intent at the start of the Tokyo Olympic year. It was 13 months ago that Pentathlon GB athletes last contested...

Team Bath Netball looking forward to next 2021 Vitality Superleague challenge from young and ‘fearless’ London Pulse side

26 March 2021

Anna Stembridge is expecting another strong test of her squad when Team Bath Netball take on London Pulse in Round 8 of the 2021 Vitality Netball Superleague on Sunday (2pm centre-pass). Pulse have only one win on the board but their defeats to Surrey Storm, Strathclyde Sirens and Saracens Mavericks were by narrow margins, and they have a number of talented young England players in their ranks. Haines Watts-sponsored Team Bath have won their opening...

“Go for it!” Double Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold encouraging young women to follow in her footsteps and go for gold

25 March 2021

Double Olympic Champion Lizzy Yarnold is backing the search for Britain’s next female superstar in the exhilarating sport of skeleton. British Skeleton, who are based at the University of Bath, last week announced their latest talent identification campaign specifically seeking females aged 17-25 who have the potential to win Olympic gold in Milan Cortina in 2026. Yarnold won Olympic Games gold in 2014 and 2018 to become the country’s most decorated Winter Olympian and she’s...

James Reseigh and Sidney Tancock both progressed from the Diploma in Sporting Excellence scheme to study and train at the University of Bath

How Team Bath Judo’s Diploma in Sporting Excellence encourages 16-18 year olds to take both sport and education to the next level

24 March 2021

Imagine you are a 16-year-old who has just completed your GCSEs and are considering what to do next. At the same time, you are a talented sportsperson who has competed at regional or national level and would like to see whether you have the potential to go even further. Finding a way to pursue both your sport and education to a high level can be tricky but Team Bath Judo is part of a hugely-successful...

Team Bath Netball dig deep to see off Strathclyde Sirens and go top of 2021 Vitality Superleague with seventh straight success

22 March 2021

Team Bath Netball returned to the top of the 2021 Vitality Superleague table on Monday after extending their unbeaten start to the season to a super seven games with a 47-36 victory over Strathclyde Sirens. Fresh from Sunday’s 50-30 success against Surrey Storm, the Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold certainly did not have it all their own way against an impressive Sirens side who showed the form that has put them just outside the top...

Team Bath Netball overcame tough challenge from Surrey Storm to make it six wins from six in 2021 Vitality Superleague

21 March 2021

Team Bath Netball came through a well-contested match against Surrey Storm with their 100 per cent record intact on Sunday as they made it six wins from six in the 2021 Vitality Superleague. Storm made the Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold work hard for their 12-9 lead at the end of a tight first quarter and it continued to be well contested during the second period, although Team Bath were able to stretch their advantage...

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