News Archive, Month: May 2021

Superb silver at World Triathlon Para Series in Yokohama boosts Michael Taylor’s Tokyo Paralympics ambitions

17 May 2021

University of Bath-based Michael Taylor bolstered his bid for a place at this summer’s Tokyo Paralympic Games by winning a super silver medal at the 2021 World Triathlon Para Series event in Yokohama, Japan on Saturday. Taylor, who is coached by Rhys Davey at the British Triathlon Bath National Performance Centre, was competing on the World Para Triathlon Series stage for just the second time having made his debut 15 months ago but looked in...

Tokyo-bound swimmers back on international stage as European Championships provide another chance to stake Olympic claims

17 May 2021

The nine University of Bath-based swimmers selected for the Tokyo Olympic Games will have chance to test themselves against international opposition this week as they represent Britain at the European Championships in Budapest, Hungary. The continental competition also offers swimmers like Holly Hibbott and Emily Large another opportunity to set the Tokyo qualification standard after they narrowly missed out at the British Swimming Selection Trials in April. Kieran Bird, who took nearly five seconds off...

Another gold for Kate French and superb silver for Tom Toolis as Pentathlon GB end stunning World Cup season in fitting style

16 May 2021

Kate French struck gold and there was a first senior international medal for fellow University of Bath alumni Tom Toolis as Pentathlon GB’s excellent season continued at the 2021 UIPM World Cup Final in Hungary. In-form French added to the gold and silver medals she had won on her previous World Cup outings this year with another outstanding victory, impressively overhauling a 25-second deficit going into the decisive run-shoot to secure the first World Cup...

Stephanie Millward. PICTURE CREDIT: Georgie Kerr/British Swimming

Swim star Stephanie Millward competing at European Championships in Madeira with 100 days to Tokyo Paralympic Games

16 May 2021

Today marks both 100 days to go to the rescheduled Paralympic Games and the start of the World Para Swimming European Open Championships, a key competition in the build-up to Tokyo 2020 for University of Bath-based Stephanie Millward. The Rio 2016 double gold-medallist is among an eight-strong British Swimming team competing at the Penteada Swimming Complex in Funchal, Madeira between today and Saturday (22nd). She will be looking to put in some strong swims against...

Former Team Bath captain Tom Doughty makes Bath Rugby Premiership debut as Will Butt equals try-scoring record for Coventry

15 May 2021

Former Team Bath captain Tom Doughty became the latest player to progress from BUCS Super Rugby to Premiership Rugby when he came on for Bath Rugby during Friday’s match against Sale Sharks. The hooker, who played in the first three BUCS Super Rugby seasons and was the competition’s leading scorer thanks to his threat at set-pieces, came off the bench at The Rec in the 34th minute to replace the injured Jacques du Toit. Sale...

From Rio inspiration to targeting Tokyo – para-triathlete Michael Taylor seeking to continue rapid rise with 100 days to Paralympics

14 May 2021

Back in 2016, when all Paralympic and Olympic eyes were on Rio, Michael Taylor was newly-disabled – he is an amputee – and wondering what came next. Fast forward five years and now a first-year medical student, the qualified physiotherapist is aiming not to be watching the Tokyo Paralympic Games this summer but competing in them in the para-triathlon PTS4 category. “I was looking around for a new sport after my injury and the Olympic...

Quartet of World-Class Start rowers heading to Lucerne for final World Rowing Cup test before Tokyo Olympic Games

13 May 2021

Four graduates of the successful World-Class Start talent development programme based at the University of Bath will be in action when the GB Rowing Team compete at the World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland from May 21-23. GB's last international competition before the rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games will see London 2012 and Rio 2016 champion Helen Glover continue her comeback to the sport in the GBR1 women's pair with Polly Swann, the duo having won gold at last month's...

Awesome April earns Imogen Allison the latest Team Bath Netball Rengen Player of the Month award

12 May 2021

England international Imogen Allison has been named as Team Bath Netball’s Rengen Player of the Month for April. The wing-defence, who has been in fantastic form all season, missed the opening match of the month through injury but made a huge impact off the bench in the victory against Leeds Rhinos and was named as player of the match. Further fine displays followed against London Pulse and Celtic Dragons, while University of Bath alumna Allison’s...

Team Bath Netball quartet named in England Vitality Roses programme for build up to Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

11 May 2021

Team Bath Netball quartet Imogen Allison, Sophie Drakeford-Lewis, Layla Guscoth and Serena Guthrie have today been named in the England Netball Vitality Roses programme for a crucial 2021-22 international season building up to the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Allison, Guscoth and University of Bath sporting scholar Drakeford-Lewis will be looking to stake their claims to make their Commonwealth debuts, while Guthrie – who helped the Roses to a historic first title triumph in 2018 – is...

Enjoy nature and the beauty of Bath with these guided walking routes around our home city

10 May 2021

'Connecting with nature' is the theme of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week, taking place from May 10-16, and we are fortunate to be surrounded by both rural and urban beauty in our home city of Bath. There are many green spaces to explore in and around the city, particularly around the University of Bath's Claverton Down campus, and enjoying quiet time amongst nature in the countryside, a park or garden can help provide a...

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