News Archive, Month: August 2021

Fixtures revealed as Team Bath men’s 1st XV begin countdown to return of BUCS Super Rugby for 2021-22 season

16 August 2021

After an 18-month wait, BUCS Super Rugby will finally return in September as the 2021-22 season gets under way. Team Bath men’s 1st XV, who were among the league’s founder members in 2016, will start their latest campaign with a visit to Leeds Beckett on Wednesday 29th September – Leeds were also their last opponents back in March 2020 before the Covid pandemic put student rugby on hold. Local rivals Hartpury will provide the opposition...

Quads reach semi-finals during best-ever Henley Royal Regatta for Crew Bath student rowers

15 August 2021

The University of Bath Rowing Club enjoyed its best-ever Henley Royal Regatta with both the men’s and women’s quadruple sculls crews reaching the semi-finals of their events and all the crews featuring in the last eight. Ben Smeeton, Jamie Gare, Angus Pollock and Joe Stobbs made up the men’s quad that beat Oxford University Lightweight Rowing Club by two lengths on Thursday and then overcame a Hinksey Sculling School & Exeter University crew by almost...

2G9X4W1 Tokyo, Japan. 28th July, 2021. DEAN Tom, GUY James, RICHARDS Matthew (GBR), win final representing Great Britain Swimming : Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo, Japan . Credit: Akihiro Sugimoto/AFLO SPORT/Alamy Live News

Tokyo swimming champion James Guy to join fellow Team GB Olympic heroes at Festival of Sport celebrations

12 August 2021

Double Olympic Champion James Guy says he hopes Great Britain’s medal success at Tokyo 2020 has helped to “lift the mood of the nation” ahead of a weekend of celebrations across the country. Guy, who trains at the University of Bath as part of a British Swimming National Centre squad that won eight medals in Tokyo, is among the Olympic heroes attending the I Am Team GB Festival of Sport on Saturday at the Queen...

VIDEO: Modern Pentathlon Olympic Champions Kate French and Joe Choong return to Team Bath Sports Training Village with gold

11 August 2021

Newly-crowned modern pentathlon Olympic Champions Joe Choong and Kate French returned to their University of Bath training base today (Wednesday) following their heroics at Tokyo 2020.  Sports Performance graduate French became the first British female pentathlete for 21 years to win gold when she won the title with an Olympic Record points total on Friday. Choong, who studied Mathematics at the University, then made his own bit of history 24 hours later as he became...

England’s Red Roses continue building towards 2022 Rugby World Cup during month-long training camp at University of Bath

10 August 2021

The England Women’s Rugby squad have continued to lay the foundations for their 2022 Rugby World Cup challenge during an “intense and physical” month-long training camp at the University of Bath. As well as putting in hours of training on the University’s rugby pitches, often in temperatures approaching 30 degrees Celsius, the Red Roses players worked on their strength and conditioning in the Team Bath Gym and swam in the 50m pool in the Sports...

Ten medals and seven newly-crowned champions make Tokyo 2020 an Olympic Games to remember for Bath-based sportspeople

09 August 2021

The University of Bath is celebrating an outstanding Olympic Games for sportspeople who train and studied here, eight of whom are returning from Tokyo 2020 as newly-crowned Olympic Champions. Mechanical Engineering student Tom Dean’s magnificent swim in an unforgettable men’s 200m freestyle final sparked a gold rush for members of the British Swimming National Centre Bath elite training squad based at the University. Dean, supported by a Bill Whiteley Sporting Scholarship, also won gold in...

Tokyo 2020: Joe Choong makes Olympic history as University of Bath graduate completes glorious GB golden double in modern pentathlon

07 August 2021

Joe Choong, who trains and studied at the University of Bath, completed a golden double for Britain’s modern pentathletes on Saturday as he won a historic Olympic title at Tokyo 2020. The Mathematics graduate was in dominant form throughout the men’s final in the Tokyo Stadium and, after coming under some pressure in the closing stages of the run-shoot, held his nerve to produce a sprint finish to a dramatic run-shoot and claim the first-ever...

Spennylympics fundraising challenge closing in on £100,000 as intrepid duo take on modern pentathlon at University of Bath

06 August 2021

Two intrepid fundraisers who are taking on all the Olympic sports during the 17 days of the Tokyo Games returned to the University of Bath today to complete their modern pentathlon challenge. Stuart Bates and Charlotte Nichols of Spennylympics took on fencing and the laser-run in the pentathlon hall at the Team Bath Sports Training Village under the guidance of Pentathlon GB coaches. It came just a couple of hours after Kate French, who trains...

2GC1WB3 Great Britain's Kate French after winning a gold medal in the Modern Pentathlon, Women's Individual - Laser Run at Tokyo Stadium on the fourteenth day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Picture date: Friday August 6, 2021.

Tokyo 2020: University of Bath graduate Kate French joins ranks of Olympic Champions as Pentathlon GB star wins a magnificent gold

06 August 2021

University of Bath graduate Kate French wrote her name into the Great Britain Olympic modern pentathlon history books when she won a magnificent gold in the women’s final at Tokyo 2020 today. French, who trains with Pentathlon GB at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, produced strong performances in the swimming and show jumping before overhauling a 15-second deficit in the decisive run-shoot and taking the title in stunning style with a new Olympic points...

Tokyo 2020: Sports Performance graduates David King and Valdo Szucs reach 110m hurdles semi-finals on Olympic debuts

04 August 2021

Two University of Bath graduates lined up in the same 110m hurdles semi-final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Wednesday. David King and Valdo Szucs, representing Team GB and Hungary respectively, both studied Sports Performance and were supported by TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme) and a Santander Sports Scholarship respectively as they pursued their academic and sporting careers. Both successfully negotiated their heats on Tuesday but while they were unable to progress through a...

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