News Archive, Month: June 2021

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Ten-time Paralympic medallist Stephanie Millward heading to fourth Games after being named in Tokyo 2020 swimming squad

30 June 2021

University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport inductee Stephanie Millward will be heading to her fourth Paralympic Games this summer after being selected in the ParalympicsGB squad for Tokyo 2020. Millward, who trains at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, made her debut at Beijing 2008 before winning 10 medals while competing at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Games, including double gold five years ago. [caption id="attachment_62421" align="alignright" width="292"] Stephanie Millward is welcomed...

Ireland internationals prove productive for sporting scholar Vicki McCabe and coach Jody Paul with GB Hockey Elite Development squad

30 June 2021

University of Bath Head Hockey Coach Jody Paul and sporting scholar Vicki McCabe travelled to Ireland with the Great Britain Women’s Elite Development Programme (EDP) squad last week for a four-match series. The international fixtures were part of a training camp at the University of Ulster, Jordanstown, and a chance for GB’s next generation of aspiring Olympians to gain some valuable game time after limited opportunities during the pandemic. [caption id="attachment_65504" align="alignright" width="292"] Vicki McCabe...

Rio medallist Emily Diamond and debutant Cameron Chalmers named with Tom Gale in Team GB athletics squad for Tokyo Olympics

29 June 2021

Rio medallist Emily Diamond and University of Bath graduate Cameron Chalmers have today been confirmed alongside Team Bath AC’s Tom Gale in the Team GB athletics squad for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Diamond, who does some of her training at the University, will compete in her third Games after being selected in the women’s 4x400m relay squad, the event in which she won bronze with GB at Rio 2016.   View this post on...

Liam Broady celebrates his first round win at Wimbledon 2021

Liam Broady through to second round at Wimbledon in style as Team Bath Tennis ace Samantha Murray-Sharan returns to famous courts

29 June 2021

Liam Broady produced a brilliant performance on the opening day of Wimbledon 2021 to reach the second round of the men’s singles for the first time in six years. The touring professional, coached by Team Bath Tennis’s Dave Sammel, continued his fine form this year with a 6-3 6-4 6-0 victory over Italy’s Marco Cecchinato on No 3 Court. Broady saved a break point in the opening game before taking one at 4-3 and went...

Three Team Bath Tennis players in action as 2021 Wimbledon championships get under way at SW19

28 June 2021

Wimbledon is back for the first time since 2019 and there is Team Bath Tennis interest on the opening two days of the 2021 championships, with Liam Broady and Samantha Murray-Sharan scheduled to play their First Round matches. Touring professional Broady, coached by Dave Sammel, is due to face Italy’s Marco Cecchinato in the third match on No 3 Court on Monday, weather permitting. Cecchinato has not won a match on his three previous visits...

World Champs and delighted debutant among University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers selected for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

28 June 2021

Rio medallist Piers Gilliver, fellow World Champion Dimitri Coutya and Paralympic Games debutant Oliver Lam-Watson have today been selected in the ParalympicsGB wheelchair fencing team for Tokyo 2020. All three are part of the hugely-successful EIS World-Class Wheelchair Fencing Programme based at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, where they are coached by Peter Rome. Gilliver, who won Category A epee silver in 2016, said: “I am really thrilled to have been selected for Tokyo...

Team Bath Netball have to settle for silver as Loughborough Lightning take the spoils in 2021 Vitality Superleague Grand Final

27 June 2021

Team Bath Netball were unable to finish a superb Vitality Superleague season as champions after they went down fighting to Loughborough Lightning in Sunday’s Grand Final at London’s Copper Box Arena. The Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold were seeking their first title since 2013 but it was old rivals Lightning, under the guidance of former Team Bath star Sara Francis-Bayman, who deservedly took the honours after an outstanding performance. Strong finishes to both the first...

British Champs win ensures Team Bath AC’s Tom Gale will join high jump training partner Levern Spencer at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

27 June 2021

University of Bath-based high jumpers Tom Gale and Levern Spencer are heading to their first and fourth Olympic Games respectively this summer after securing their Tokyo 2020 places. Team Bath Athletics Club's Gale, who set the Olympic qualifying standard back in February 2020, produced a first-time clearance of 2.24m to claim victory at this weekend’s Muller British Championships and confirm his place on the plane to Japan with Team GB.   View this post on...

‘Buzzing’ Team Bath Netball through to Vitality Superleague Grand Final after overcoming Manchester Thunder in epic contest

26 June 2021

Team Bath Netball are through to their first Vitality Superleague Grand Final for eight years after coming out on top in a magnificent contest against Manchester Thunder at London’s Copper Box Arena. A sensational semi-final saw the Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold battle back from an early deficit to edge the first quarter 12-10. Inspired by some phenomenal defending, relentless drive from mid-court and clinical attacking, they increased the gap to three goals at half-time...

University of Bath student Jack Kenningham caps dream debut season by helping Harlequins win Premiership Rugby title

26 June 2021

University of Bath student Jack Kenningham completed his remarkable rise from BUCS Super Rugby student player to Premiership Rugby champion after helping Harlequins to title glory at Twickenham on Saturday. Kenningham, who is graduating from his Sports Performance degree course this summer, played a key role in the back row and produced the most tackles of any Quins player - 22 - as they defeated defending champions Exeter Chiefs 40-38 in an incredible final. It...

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