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Polly Maton

Sport: Athletics
Event: T47 100m, long jump
Date of birth: 23/10/1999
Coach: Colin Baross

Biography:

Devizes schoolgirl Polly, a below-the-elbow amputee, only made her international debut in 2014 after being spotted at a talent identification event.

Coached by Colin Baross at the University of Bath, she won three gold medals at the IWAS Junior Championships in 2014 and went on to compete at the IPC World Championships...

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Jack Houghton

Sport: Athletics

Sporting history:

Jack started athletics recreationally at the age of 15 and only began to train seriously upon becoming a University of Bath student in 2012.

Jack’s brother was involved in athletics and, as a rugby player, Jack used to go with him to keep fit during the rugby off-season.

Greatest achievement/highlight:

  • England senior debut (2015)

Why Jack is part of the Team Bath Athlete Forum:

Acknowledging the sports facilities at...

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Andrew Robertson

Sport/Event: Athletics; 100m, 4x100m relay, 200m

Date and place of Birth: 17 December 1990, Manchester

Coached by: Daniel Cossins

Clubs: Sale Harriers Manchester

Biography:

Andrew is another Dan Cossins trained athlete here at the University of Bath.

An explosive 100m sprinter, Andrew has won medals both domestically and on the continent.

Career highlights:

Selected to represent England at Glasgow Commonwealth Games, 2014
Bronze – 100m, Sainsbury’s British championships, 2013
Silver – 4x100m, European U23 championships 100m, 2011
Bronze – 4x100m, European Athletics Junior championships, 2009
Silver – 200m, European Youth Olympic Festival 2007

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Emily Diamond

emily-diamond-rio-medal-university-lakeSport/Event: Athletics; 400m, 4x400m relay
Date and place of Birth: 11 June 1991, Bristol
Coached by: Jared Deacon
Clubs: Bristol & West

Biography:

Emily, who was born and raised in Bristol, first started training at the University of Bath at the age of 16 in long jump – both her mother and grandmother had competed in that discipline, the latter representing GB at the European...

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Sophie Papps

Sport/Event: Athletics; 60m, 100m, 200m

Date and place of Birth: 6 October 1994

Coached by: Dan Cossins

Clubs: Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow

Biography:

Sprinter Sophie trains here at the University of Bath under the watchful eye of Dan Cossins.

A hugely promising young athlete, she’s already represented Great Britain and Northern Ireland at IAAF Indoor Championships and won European and national junior championship medals.

Career highlights:

Selected to represent England at Glasgow Commonwealth Games, 2014
Silver – European Junior Championships 100m, 2013
Gold – 100m, U20 National Championships,...

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