News Archive, Month: August 2021

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...

Team Bath Buccaneers hockey players impress for both Wales and England during development series

03 August 2021

Players from the Team Bath Buccaneers Hockey Club men’s first team played a big part for both sides when the Wales and England Development sides met in two matches at Millfield School in Somerset. University of Bath Business student Nat O’Dwyer produced an outstanding display at centre-back for Wales (pictured) in the opening game and was voted as man of the match as a late winner secured a hard-fought victory over England U18s. The following...

Tokyo 2020: High jumper Tom Gale fired up by first Olympics final experience as Bath graduates fall just short of rugby sevens medal

02 August 2021

Team Bath AC high jumper Tom Gale says his first experience of an Olympics final at Tokyo 2020 has fired his ambition to challenge for medals at future Games. Gale, who is coached by Denis Doyle at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, cleared his first three attempts in Sunday’s final but went out of the competition at 2.27m and had to settle for 11th place overall. It proved to be an Olympic high jump...

Talented Team Bath Tennis players serve up Premier 18 & Under Girls’ title at LTA National League 2021 finals

02 August 2021

A group of talented young players from Team Bath Tennis are celebrating after winning the Premier 18 & Under Girls’ title in the LTA’s 2021 National League. After coming through the regional group stages, the Bath team – coached by Craig Procter – won both of their matches during the Premier Finals weekend at the National Tennis Centre, beating Dukes Meadow 10-2 and Cultiv8 Tennis 8-2 to secure the national title. The victorious squad was...

Tokyo 2020: Relay silver for James Guy means University of Bath-based swimmers are bringing home eight Olympic medals after incredible week

01 August 2021

Swimmers who train at the University of Bath are bringing a phenomenal eight medals home from Tokyo 2020, seven of them gold, after helping Team GB enjoy their most successful Olympics Games in the pool ever. British Swimming National Centre Bath star James Guy completed a hat-trick of medals in the last event of an incredible week as he teamed up with Luke Greenbank, Adam Peaty and Duncan Scott to win men’s 4x100m medley relay...

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