News Archive, Category: Athletics

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...

Nine golds among big medal haul as University of Bath student-athletes impress once again at BUCS Nationals

18 February 2020

There were 26 medals won across five different sports, nine of them gold, as 135 University of Bath student-athletes proudly wore the Blue & Gold during three excellent days of competition at the 2020 BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Nationals in Sheffield. Swimmer Luke Turley and judoka George Kroussaniotakis and Lewis Widdicombe all claimed two titles apiece, and karate’s Sophie Atkinson, a silver medallist in last year’s women’s novice kata, went one better this...

University of Bath student-athletes heading to Sheffield to compete across seven sports at 2020 BUCS Nationals

14 February 2020

The 2020 BUCS Nationals takes place in Sheffield this weekend with 135 student-athletes from University of Bath set to take part. They will be joined by a number of coaches, physios and sports staff as they represent the Blue & Gold across seven different sports - athletics, badminton, climbing, fencing, judo, karate and swimming. Around 6,000 students in total from across the UK will be competing over the weekend with the aim to be crowned...

Tom Gale soars to new heights as he sets Tokyo 2020 Olympic standard with new high jump PB and world-lead clearance

09 February 2020

Team Bath Athletics Club’s Tom Gale set the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifying standard as he continued his excellent indoor form with victory at the Hustopece Skeskakani event in the Czech Republic. Gale’s clearance of 2.33m was both a personal best and saw him join Darryl Sullivan of the United States as the world lead for the men’s high jump so far this year. It was also a third victory in as many indoor competitions for...

Reigning Paralympic and World Champion Paul Blake announces retirement from athletics after outstanding career

26 January 2020

Paul Blake, who won Paralympic gold and a host of world titles while training at the University of Bath, has announced his retirement from athletics after an outstanding career. Blake was part of Rob Ellchuk’s training group at the University from 2009 and quickly established himself as one of Britain’s most talented athletes, winning his first world title in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2011 when he claimed T36 400m gold. He went on to conquer...

VIDEO: Six months to Tokyo 2020 and a host of aspiring Olympians are hard at work at University of Bath Sports Training Village

24 January 2020

There are exactly six months to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games get under way and aspiring Olympians across a wide range of sports have been hard at work during a typically busy training day at the University of Bath. The Olympic-sized London 2012 Legacy Pool at the Sports Training Village has been a real hub of activity, with the British Swimming National Centre squad – featuring Rio 2016 silver-medallist James Guy and fellow...

Legendary athletics coach Malcolm Arnold receives 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, has been honoured at the IOC [International Olympic Committee] Coaches Lifetime Achievement Awards in Lausanne, Switzerland. The legendary track and field coach received the award from 1988 Olympic pole vault champion Sergey Bubka, now Chair of the IOC Athletes’ Entourage Commission, during a ceremony at The Olympics Museum. The IOC Coaches Lifetime Achievement Awards is an...

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