News Archive, Category: Athletics

Olympic, World and European medallist Marilyn Okoro announces her retirement from competitive track and field athletics

01 March 2021

University of Bath alumna Marilyn Okoro has announced her retirement from competitive athletics after an outstanding career that saw her win medals on the Olympic, World and European stage. Okoro made some of her breakthrough performances while based at the University between 2003 and 2007, where she combined training under the guidance of Colin Bovell with studying for a degree in French and Politics. As well as a host of national student titles in the...

Flying visit proves worthwhile as Sports Performance alumnus David King records victory at European Indoor Athletics Selection Trials

21 February 2021

University of Bath alumnus David King’s flying visit to the European Indoor Athletics Selection Trials proved to be worthwhile as he recorded two victories in the men’s 60m hurdles. King, who studied Sports Performance and is now training in the United States, only arrived back in the UK on Saturday morning but went straight to Lee Valley and recorded winning times of 7.79 in the first round and 7.73 in the final. To run that...

History-making Bath Rugby player among high-performing student-athletes to join University of Bath Sporting Scholarships ranks

08 December 2020

Bath Rugby and Team Bath Netball players, aspiring Olympians and international medallists are among 16 high-performing University of Bath student-athletes selected to receive scholarship support on both their sporting and academic journeys. The new intake of sporting scholars for 2020-21, who compete across nine different sports and study across 11 diverse courses, each receive a cash award that runs over the period of their course and helps them meet the demands of training, competing and...

Hurdling Bath alumni Alastair Chalmers and David King strike gold at 2020 Muller British Athletics Championships

07 September 2020

Alastair Chalmers claimed his maiden senior title and David King completed a hat-trick of national crowns as University of Bath athletes past and present produced impressive performances at the 2020 Muller British Athletics Championships in Manchester. Chalmers, who completed his Sports Performance studies this year, continued his excellent form during this shortened season by winning the men’s 400m hurdles final in 49.66 – the third time he had lowered his personal best this summer. “To...

2017-18 sporting scholar Lauren Williams, athletics

Sporting scholar Lauren Williams looking forward to “massive opportunity” of competing at 2020 Muller British Athletics Championships

01 September 2020

It will be a Muller British Athletics Championships unlike any other but University of Bath sporting scholar Lauren Williams can’t wait to get out on the track at the Manchester Regional Arena this weekend. Originally scheduled to take place in June and double as the GB Olympic Trials for Tokyo 2020, the Championships – the first major outdoor athletics meeting of the year – will now be held behind closed doors on Friday and Saturday...

Danny Talbot and his 4x100m relay team-mates are presented with their gold medals at the London 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships

Alumni Danny Talbot makes winning return from long-term injury with 200m victory at Brussels Grand Prix

09 August 2020

University of Bath alumni Danny Talbot made a winning return to the athletics track after a long-term injury with victory at the Brussels Grand Prix in Belgium. The former Sports Performance student was making his first appearance over 200m since August 2017, the month that he anchored GB to an unforgettable 4x100m relay success at the IAAF World Championships in London. He has been sidelined by injury since then, making just one 100m appearance in...

Celebrating the Class of 2020 as graduating student-athletes reflect on academic and sporting success at University of Bath

29 July 2020

An outstanding group of high-performing student-athletes have been reflecting on their years of combining their dual passions of sport and education at the University of Bath as they mark the conclusion of their undergraduate degree courses. The support of the Team Bath Dual Career programme and scholarship funding, courtesy of the University’s generous alumni and benefactors, has helped them juggle the twin demands of studying at one of the best universities in the country while...

Students Alastair Chalmers and Abi Galpin set impressive winning times at Guernsey track and field meeting

13 July 2020

University of Bath sporting scholar Alastair Chalmers ran the fourth-quickest time ever by a British athlete over the 300m hurdles when he began his 2020 track and field season in fine style on Sunday. Economics student Abi Galpin also continued her impressive start to the outdoor season by setting a new island record in the women's 300m during the meeting at Guernsey's Footes Lane. Sports Performance student Chalmers (pictured) - supported by a King Sporting...

The Big Sports Quiz – Questions and Answers

19 May 2020

We’d like to say a big thank you to all of you that have been following along and attempting our Big Sports Quiz questions. For all of you wanting to check your scores here is a complete list of the questions we have put out and their corresponding answers. Want to get competitive? Why not tweet us @TeamBath on twitter with your scores to let us know how you did? If you're passionate about your...

High jumper Tom Gale and alumni David King strike gold at SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow

23 February 2020

Team Bath Athletics Club’s Tom Gale capped an excellent indoor season by winning his first British high jump title at the SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow. Gale, who is coached by Denis Doyle at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, cleared 2.27m to take gold at the end of a winter campaign that saw him achieve the Olympic qualifying standard of 2.33m. “I’m feeling really good and I’ve put myself in the...

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