News Archive, Category: Athletics

Cameron Chalmers and Alastair Chalmers on the indoor athletics track at the University of Bath, July 2019

University of Bath alumni Cameron and Alastair Chalmers earn early Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games call-up by Guernsey

11 November 2021

University of Bath alumni Cameron and Alastair Chalmers are among the first six sportspeople to be officially selected by Guernsey for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The brothers, who both studied Sports Performance, will compete in the 400m and 400m hurdles respectively when the Games take place at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham from 28 July to 8 August 2022. Older brother Cameron represented the island at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and made...

BUCS medallist Andrew McAslan raising vital funds for global It’s Time To Cure campaign after Follicular Lymphoma diagnosis

25 October 2021

Former University of Bath student-athlete Andrew McAslan is supporting a global campaign that has raised more than £2million for potentially life-saving research into the non-Hodgkin follicular lymphoma disease he was diagnosed with earlier this year. Andrew, who studied a Masters in Mechanical Engineering and won an 800m bronze medal while representing the Blue & Gold at the 2019 BUCS Championships, is undergoing six months of immuno-chemotherapy treatment with the aim of getting a complete response to treatment,...

Tokyo 2020: Sophie Kamlish races in third Paralympic Games 100m final and Polly Maton earns seventh spot in long jump

03 September 2021

Sophie Kamlish competed in the third Paralympic Games 100m final of her athletics career at Tokyo 2020 on Friday and says she still has plenty more big races in her. Former World Champion Kamlish, who trains at the University of Bath and is coached by Rob Ellchuk, clocked 13.49 for eighth place in the T64 final at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium. [caption id="attachment_65925" align="alignright" width="292"] Polly Maton was seventh in the T47 long jump final....

Tokyo 2020: Swim star Stephanie Millward races in 19th Paralympic Games final as Sophie Kamlish and Stuart Wood begin campaigns

02 September 2021

Team Bath AS swimmer Stephanie Millward narrowly missed out on a medal at Tokyo 2020 today when she raced in the 19th Paralympic Games final of her illustrious career. The four-time Paralympian and 10-time medallist led off a GB 34pts 4x100m medley relay quartet that also featured Maisie Summers-Newton, Toni Shaw and Zara Mullooly. They placed fourth in 4:58.76 behind the United States, Russian Paralympic Committee and Australia. “To finish on a high, finish fourth...

Tokyo 2020: Who to watch and when as eight University of Bath-based sportspeople and one graduate compete at Paralympic Games

23 August 2021

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games officially get under way on Tuesday with eight sportspeople who train at the University of Bath and one graduate among the 227 ParalympicsGB athletes taking on the world. Among the first British athletes in action is wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver, who begins the first of his four medal bids at 1am BST on Wednesday in the Category A sabre competition. Gilliver then goes for gold the following day in the...

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...

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...

2GAB3B1 Tokyo, Japan. 30th July, 2021. Great Britain's Tom Gale celebrates after qualifying in the Men's High Jump at the Athletics competition during the Tokyo Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, July 29, 2021. Photo by Bob Strong/UPI. Credit: UPI/Alamy Live News

Tokyo 2020: Team Bath AC high jumper Tom Gale through to first Olympics final as former Team Bath Tennis ace Marcus Daniell wins historic medal

30 July 2021

Tom Gale will compete in his first Olympic Games final this weekend after the Team Bath AC high jumper impressed in the qualifying rounds during the first morning of athletics at Tokyo 2020. Gale, who has developed his talent at the Team Bath Sports Training Village over the past eight years and is coached by Denis Doyle, produced a season’s best of 2.28m to join 12 other high jumpers who cleared that height in progressing...

Tokyo 2020: Bath-born high jump star Tom Gale proud to be representing Team GB and Team Bath on the Olympics stage

23 July 2021

High jump star Tom Gale says he is proud to be representing both Team GB and Team Bath when he makes his Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020. Bath-born Gale has been training in his home city throughout his sporting career, first joining Team Bath Athletics Club as a raw beginner eight years ago and honing his precocious talent at the Team Bath Sports Training Village to become one of the world’s leading high jumpers. Now...

Tokyo 2020: Who to watch and when as 20 University of Bath-based sportspeople and 13 graduates compete at Olympic Games

22 July 2021

After a year’s delay, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are finally here and we are looking forward to cheering on 20 sportspeople who train at the University of Bath as they compete on the biggest sporting stage of all. Thirteen graduates of the University will also be representing their countries across a wide range of sports at the Games, which run until Sunday 8th August. All are dreaming of joining the celebrated ranks of Olympic...

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