News Archive, Month: July 2021

2GAGMMH Great Britain's Adam Peaty, James Guy, Anna Hopkin and Kathleen Dawson receive their Gold medals for the Mixed 4 x 100m medley relay during the swimming at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on the eighth day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Picture date: Saturday July 31, 2021.

Tokyo 2020: More Olympic gold as Bath-based swimmers past and present help Team GB win mixed relay title in world-record time

31 July 2021

James Guy won his second gold medal of Tokyo 2020 and University of Bath graduate Anna Hopkin was also crowned as Olympic Champion as Team GB’s gold rush in the swimming pool continued in magnificent style on this Super Saturday morning. Victory came in world-record time too as, after being given a strong start to the mixed 4x100m medley relay final by Kathleen Dawson and Adam Peaty, British Swimming National Centre Bath star Guy swam...

2GAB3B1 Tokyo, Japan. 30th July, 2021. Great Britain's Tom Gale celebrates after qualifying in the Men's High Jump at the Athletics competition during the Tokyo Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, July 29, 2021. Photo by Bob Strong/UPI. Credit: UPI/Alamy Live News

Tokyo 2020: Team Bath AC high jumper Tom Gale through to first Olympics final as former Team Bath Tennis ace Marcus Daniell wins historic medal

30 July 2021

Tom Gale will compete in his first Olympic Games final this weekend after the Team Bath AC high jumper impressed in the qualifying rounds during the first morning of athletics at Tokyo 2020. Gale, who has developed his talent at the Team Bath Sports Training Village over the past eight years and is coached by Denis Doyle, produced a season’s best of 2.28m to join 12 other high jumpers who cleared that height in progressing...

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Tokyo 2020: Alumna Anna Hopkin through to first individual Olympics swimming final as Thursday unfolds in Tokyo

29 July 2021

University of Bath alumna Anna Hopkin is through to her debut individual Olympic final in dramatic style. She snatched fourth in her 100m freestyle semi today and made the final by just one hundredth of a second in a time of 53.11 seconds. “I wasn’t sure that the time was going to make it, so when I scraped in eighth I was really happy. I am just glad to get it out the way and...

2G9WCPH Austria's Michaela Polleres and Ireland's Megan Fletcher during the judo elimination round of 32 at Nippon Budokan on the fifth day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Picture date: Wednesday July 28, 2021.

Tokyo 2020: Team Bath judoka past and present compete in Nippon Budokan while rowers enjoy morning of mixed fortunes

28 July 2021

Team Bath Judo’s Megan Fletcher achieved her dream of competing on the Olympic stage when she and University of Bath graduate Gemma Howell contested the women’s -70kg category in the Nippon Budokan at Tokyo 2020 on Wednesday. Team Ireland's Fletcher (pictured) was edged out by Waza-Ari in the dying seconds of her tight-fought opening contest against world number eight Michaela Polleres of Austria, while Sports & Exercise Science graduate Howell’s bout against 2017 World silver-medallist...

Tokyo 2020: Another golden morning for University of Bath-based swimmers as quartet help Team GB secure freestyle relay title in style

28 July 2021

Four more Olympic gold medals are heading back to the University of Bath after another incredible morning of swimming for Team GB at Tokyo 2020. Sporting scholar Tom Dean won his second gold in just over 24 hours as he and British Swimming National Centre Bath team-mates James Guy and Matt Richards teamed up with Duncan Scott to win the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay title in sensational style. Also bringing a gold medal back to...

Tokyo 2020: Sporting scholar Tom Dean is Olympic Champion after University of Bath swimmer wins stunning 200m freestyle gold

27 July 2021

University of Bath student Tom Dean produced the swim of his life this morning to win gold for Team GB at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Mechanical Engineering student Dean, who is supported by a Bill Whiteley Sporting Scholarship, took a quarter of a second off his personal best to clock a new British record of 1:44.22 in an incredible 200m freestyle final and pip fellow Team GB star Duncan Scott to victory by four-hundredths...

2G9JRDX Tokyo, Japan. Credit: Matsuo. 27th July, 2021. Vicky Holland (GBR) Triathlon : Women's Final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo, Japan. Credit: Matsuo .K/AFLO SPORT/Alamy Live News

Tokyo 2020: Third Games for triathlete Vicky Holland and Olympic debut for judoka Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz during busy day of action

27 July 2021

Triathlete Vicky Holland became a three-time Olympian and judoka Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz made her Games debut during a busy Tuesday for University of Bath-based sportspeople at Tokyo 2020. Rio 2016 medallist Holland, who trains with the British Triathlon Bath National Performance Centre at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, finished 13th in an eventful women’s final that was affected by high winds and heavy rain after Typhoon Nepartak hit Tokyo in the early hours of the...

Tokyo 2020: Sporting scholar Tom Dean says “there’s more left in the tank” as he qualifies for his first Olympic Games swimming final

26 July 2021

University of Bath sporting scholar Tom Dean will race in his first Olympic final at Tokyo 2020 on Tuesday and says he is targeting a podium place alongside fellow Brit Duncan Scott. Dean, coached by David McNulty at the Team Bath Sports Training Village with the British Swimming National Centre Bath, was fourth in the quickest of two 200m freestyle semi-finals on Monday morning in a time of 1:45.34. Compatriot Scott won that race and...

Tokyo 2020: Bath-based triathlon history-maker Vicky Holland “shooting for the top” as she competes in her third Olympic Games

26 July 2021

University of Bath-based triathlete Vicky Holland says she is “shooting for the top” as she goes into the third and final Olympic Games of her stellar career. After making her debut on home soil during the unforgettable London 2012 Games, Holland made history four years later when she became the first British woman to win an Olympic triathlon medal by bagging a brilliant bronze at Rio 2016. Now the 2018 World Champion is returning to...

Tokyo 2020: Bath-based Freya Anderson and graduate Anna Hopkin help Team GB set British relay record on Olympic final debuts

25 July 2021

Swimmers Freya Anderson and Anna Hopkin, who train and studied at the University of Bath respectively, helped set a second British record in 14 hours as Team GB finished a fine fifth overall in the women's 4x100m freestyle relay at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. After winning their heat in 3:34.03 on Saturday, the quartet - led off brilliantly by Sport & Exercise Science graduate Hopkin in a lifetime best time of 53.16 and brought...

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