News Archive, Month: August 2021

Olympic medallist Bruce Tasker named as British Bobsleigh Team Leader for Beijing 2022 Winter Games

18 August 2021

Olympic bronze medalist Bruce Tasker has been named Team Leader for the British Bobsleigh programme for the Olympic Winter Games in China in February. Tasker, who spent eight years training at the University of Bath and now coaches there twice a week, will lead the team at Beijing 2022 in six months’ time and will also head up the elite programme between now and the Games. The 33-year-old won four-man Olympic bronze alongside John Jackson,...

Professor Ian White, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bath, and Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley visit Dimitri Coutya, Oliver Lam-Watson and Piers Gilliver during wheelchair fencing at the Team Bath Sports Training Village

GB wheelchair fencing squad receive well wishes of University of Bath as they head off from training base to Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

17 August 2021

Medal hopefuls with the GB wheelchair fencing squad have flown out to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games with messages of support from their University of Bath training base. Shortly before heading out to Japan over the weekend, ParalympicsGB fencers Dimitri Coutya, Piers Gilliver and Oliver Lam-Watson, along with coach Peter Rome, were visited by Professor Ian White, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bath, and Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley to wish...

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...

CUSTOMER NOTICE: Changes to our Coronavirus protocols from 6am on Friday 20th August

13 August 2021

From 6am on Friday 20th August we will move into the next phase of easing our Coronavirus protocols at the Team Bath Sports Training Village.  The move follows the completion of on-site training by Olympians and Paralympians for Tokyo 2020. Thank you for your cooperation which has been appreciated by all the athletes and their coaches. Our aim, at this stage, is to increase participation opportunities where we can whilst proceeding with caution with continuing...

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...

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