News Archive, Category: Athletics

Legendary athletics coach Malcolm Arnold to receive IOC Coaches Lifetime Achievement Award at The Olympics Museum

16 January 2020

Malcolm Arnold, who coached athletes to Olympic, World and Commonwealth titles during a 20-year career at the University of Bath, will be honoured at the IOC [International Olympic Committee] Coaches Lifetime Achievement Awards in Lausanne, Switzerland this week. The legendary track and field coach will receive the award during a ceremony to be held at The Olympics Museum on Friday in the presence of IOC President Thomas Bach and members of the IOC Athletes’ and...

VIDEO: Team Bath sportspeople step up countdown to Tokyo 2020 as a new Olympic and Paralympic year dawns

01 January 2020

2020 is here and with it the dawn of a new Olympic and Paralympic year for sportspeople based at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Athletes across a host of sports - including judo, modern pentathlon, swimming, track and field, triathlon and wheelchair fencing - and nationalities are bidding to represent their countries at the Tokyo 2020 Games, which take place this summer. They are also looking to emulate the success of some of...

Fed Cup tennis, Modern Pentathlon European Champs and World Championship triumphs among sporting highlights of 2019 at University of Bath

26 December 2019

It’s the end of another outstanding year of sport at the University of Bath which saw world-class tennis and modern pentathlon come to the Sports Training Village (STV) while athletes and students excelled on the world stage. The £35million STV successfully hosted two major international sporting events in 2019, including the first Fed Cup tennis tie to be staged in Great Britain for 26 years. The indoor courts were transformed into a showcase arena as...

Meet the talented University of Bath student-athletes across 13 different sports joining the ranks of sporting scholars during 2019-20

11 November 2019

Aspiring Olympians, both Summer and Winter, and reigning European and British Champions are among the latest intake of scholars to receive support from the University of Bath on both their sporting and academic journeys. The talented 2019-20 group of 15 student-athletes, who compete across 13 different sports, join 26 existing scholars who each receive a cash award that runs over the period of their course and helps them meet the demands of training, competing and...

Paul Blake gives GB a dream start at Dubai 2019 World Para-Athletics Champs by winning third 800m gold of his career

08 November 2019

University of Bath-based Paul Blake stormed to the fourth World Para-Athletics Championships gold medal of his career in Dubai on Thursday – and hailed it as his best yet. Blake, coached by Rob Ellchuk, controlled his T36 800m final from start to finish as he finished eight seconds clear of the field in a season’s best time of 2:07.44 to claim Great Britain’s first gold on the opening day of the 2019 championships. It was...

Bath sprinter Katrina Hart excited to be part of Athletes’ Advisor Committee for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

20 October 2019

University of Bath-based Paralympic sprinter Katrina Hart has been appointed to a new Athletes’ Advisory Committee that will play a key role in the planning and delivery of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Hart - who is coached by Rob Ellchuk at the Sports Training Village and won T37 100m gold at the Delhi 2010 Games - is joined on the committee by race walker Tom Bosworth, triathlete Alistair Brownlee, netballer Jodie Gibson, weightlifter Sarah...

Relay finals prove eventful for University of Bath-based duo at 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha

06 October 2019

Emily Diamond narrowly missed out on another major relay medal on a dramatic final evening of the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha. Diamond, who does some of her training at the University of Bath, and team-mates Zoey Clark, Jodie Williams and Laviai Nielsen finished fourth in the women’s 4x400m relay final in a season’s best time of 3:23.02. A disqualification to the Jamaican team later saw GB & NI upgraded to bronze but...

Sophie Kamlish, Rob Ellchuk and Paul Blake

Global gold-medallists Paul Blake and Sophie Kamlish get GB call for Dubai 2019 World Para Athletics Championships

19 September 2019

Sophie Kamlish and Paul Blake will both be looking to add to their global medal collections after being named in the British Athletics squad for the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai. The duo, who are both coached by Rob Ellchuk at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, can boast four world titles between them and nine medals in total. Kamlish broke the world record on the way to winning the T44 100m...

MJ Church sporting ambassador Dave King, March 2017

Bath Alumni Rosie Clarke, David King and Jacob Paul strike gold at British Athletics Championships

26 August 2019

University of Bath alumni David King and Jacob Paul both claimed hurdles gold at the 2019 Müller British Athletics Championships in Birmingham, while Rosie Clarke also topped the podium as she booked her place at the World Championships in Doha. Sports Performance graduate King (pictured), who is still based at the University’s Sports Training Village with James Hillier’s coaching group, bagged the second British 110m hurdles title of his career after edging out Cameron Fillery...

Hundreds of youngsters enthused and inspired after busy but rewarding six weeks of school visits to Sports Training Village

20 July 2019

The last term of the 2018-19 school year has been a fun and inspirational one for hundreds of pupils from across the country who have paid a visit to the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Around 1,500 youngsters aged between five and 18 have visited in the past six weeks alone, taking the number hosted by the Team Bath Tribe & Development team over the past ten months to more than 3,000. Youngsters get...

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