News Archive, Category: Athletics

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 12 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. Twelve 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...

World medallists Sophie Kamlish and Polly Maton named in ParalympicsGB athletics squad for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

21 July 2021

Track and field athletes Sophie Kamlish and Polly Maton have today become the latest University of Bath-based sportspeople to be selected for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Former World Champion Kamlish, coached by Rob Ellchuk, is no stranger to the Paralympics having competed at both London 2012 and Rio 2016. She set a T44 100m world record at the latter Games but narrowly missed out on a medal in the final. She will contest the...

Another University of Bath graduate heading to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as hurdler David King earns Team GB selection

02 July 2021

Hurdler David King today became the 12th University of Bath graduate to be selected for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games when he was added to the Team GB athletics squad. King, who studied Sports Performance, was one of four British track and field athletes to earn their place through the World Athletics ranking invitations list. He finished runner-up in the 110m hurdles at last weekend’s Muller British Championships, which doubled as the Olympic Trials. It...

Rio medallist Emily Diamond and debutant Cameron Chalmers named with Tom Gale in Team GB athletics squad for Tokyo Olympics

29 June 2021

Rio medallist Emily Diamond and University of Bath graduate Cameron Chalmers have today been confirmed alongside Team Bath AC’s Tom Gale in the Team GB athletics squad for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Diamond, who does some of her training at the University, will compete in her third Games after being selected in the women’s 4x400m relay squad, the event in which she won bronze with GB at Rio 2016.   View this post on...

British Champs win ensures Team Bath AC’s Tom Gale will join high jump training partner Levern Spencer at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

27 June 2021

University of Bath-based high jumpers Tom Gale and Levern Spencer are heading to their first and fourth Olympic Games respectively this summer after securing their Tokyo 2020 places. Team Bath Athletics Club's Gale, who set the Olympic qualifying standard back in February 2020, produced a first-time clearance of 2.24m to claim victory at this weekend’s Muller British Championships and confirm his place on the plane to Japan with Team GB.   View this post on...

Podium places and season’s bests for Sophie Kamlish and Polly Maton at IPC World Para Athletics European Championships in Poland

05 June 2021

University of Bath-based Sophie Kamlish and Polly Maton won silver and bronze respectively at the IPC World Para Athletics European Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Double Paralympian Kamlish teamed up with Zac Shaw, Sophie Hahn and Nathan Maguire to claim a superb second spot behind Russia in a thrilling Universal 4x100m mixed relay final in 48.20. Former World Champion Kamlish, who trains at the Team Bath Sports Training Village and is coached by Rob Ellchuk, also...

Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European multi-medallist Eilidh Doyle announces retirement from competitive athletics

02 June 2021

Hurdler Eilidh Doyle, who won Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European medals while training at the University of Bath, has announced her retirement from competitive athletics after an outstanding career. Doyle is Scotland’s most decorated athlete of all time having won 19 major championship medals, the vast majority of them – including a 4x400m relay bronze for Team GB at Rio 2016 – secured while based at the Team Bath Sports Training Village between 2011 and...

Three-time Olympic high jumper Levern Spencer hoping move to Bath can take her to new heights in Tokyo

19 May 2021

She is the reigning Commonwealth champion, 11-time continental gold-medallist and an official Sports Ambassador for her native Saint Lucia but Levern Spencer hopes moving to Bath will help her secure one thing missing from her incredible CV – an Olympic medal. The high jumper, who will start her season at the first Diamond League competition of 2021 in Gateshead on Sunday (May 23), is set to compete at her fourth Olympic Games in Tokyo this...

Bronze quartet in Poland

Emily Diamond adds to international medal collection by helping GB win bronze at World Athletics Relays in Poland

04 May 2021

Olympic and world medallist Emily Diamond was part of the GB quartet who took bronze on the second and final day of the World Athletics Relays in Poland on Sunday (2 May). Diamond ran an assured third leg for the team, maintaining the lead she inherited form Ama Pipi who held off the chasing pack in the final few metres.  Coached by Benke Blmokvist, Diamond - who trains every Friday at the University of Bath...

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