News Archive, Category: Athletics

Birmingham 2022: Team Bath’s Imogen Allison makes big impact as England defeat Silver Ferns and top netball group at Commonwealth Games

04 August 2022

Team Bath star Imogen Allison produced one of the moments of the Commonwealth Games netball competition to help England defeat New Zealand and progress to the Birmingham 2022 semi-finals as Pool B winners. Allison, who studied Sports & Exercise Science at the University of Bath, made a huge impact after coming onto the court at wing-defence with 20 minutes to go, including an incredible interception which she then chased down to feed Eleanor Cardwell for...

Birmingham 2022: Gold caps magnificent seven for record-breaker Tom Dean as Bath swimmers finish Commonwealth Games with 27 medals

03 August 2022

Swimmers from the University of Bath finished the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games with an incredible 27 medals between them after securing more gold, silver and bronze on an electric last evening of racing in Sandwell Aquatics Centre. Sporting scholar Tom Dean became Team England’s most decorated swimmer at a single Games as he won his sixth silver in the 200m individual medley before anchoring a quartet also featuring British Swimming Performance Centre Bath team-mates Brodie...

Birmingham 2022: Brodie Williams is Commonwealth champion on another medal-laden day for Bath-associated athletes at Birmingham 2022

02 August 2022

Swimmer Brodie Williams became the first University of Bath-based athlete to win gold at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games after another magnificent evening in the Sandwell Aquatic Centre. Williams, coached by David McNulty at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, produced an outstanding performance to take the 200m backstroke title by one-hundredth of a second after a thrilling final. “It means a lot," he said. "I won my first senior medal in the 100m but...

Birmingham 2022: Who to watch as 24 University of Bath-based sportspeople and 12 graduates compete at Commonwealth Games

28 July 2022

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games officially begin today (Thursday) and there will once again be plenty of University of Bath interest at an international multi-sport championships. Thirty-six athletes who either train, study or studied at the University will competing in the West Midlands over the next 11 days, looking to add to the 44 medals won by Bath-based sportspeople at the two previous Commonwealth Games – Glasgow 2014 and Gold Coast 2018. Here are some...

Birmingham 2022: Economics student Abi Galpin among trio of Bath-associated athletes hitting the track for Guernsey at Commonwealth Games

22 July 2022

A trio of University of Bath students past and present will be proudly representing Guernsey on the athletics track at the newly-refurbished Alexander Stadium during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The Chalmers brothers, Alastair and Cameron, will be competing in the 400m hurdles and 400m respectively. Both studied Sports Performance at Bath and are full GB internationals, with Alastair a semi-finalist at last week’s IAAF World Championships in Oregon and Cameron competing at the Tokyo...

University of Bath-based swimmers and judoka named in Team Wales squad for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

08 June 2022

They were Olympic gold-medal swimming team-mates in the 4x200m freestyle relay in Tokyo a year ago, now they’re wrapped in the flag of the Welsh dragon and heading together to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Matt Richards and Calum Jarvis (pictured right and left of James Guy during the Tokyo Olympics) were named today in a 20-strong Welsh swimming team for the Games. They will be joined in the Midlands in July by Kieran Bird,...

Team Bath announce major new three-year partnership with Bath Building Society, supporting sport at all levels

30 May 2022

Team Bath, the sports department for the University of Bath, is delighted to announce a new three-year partnership with Bath Building Society. The link-up between two of the city’s most recognised brands, both within the local community and nationally, will see Bath Building Society support sport and fitness at all levels within Team Bath – student, recreational and high-performance. It will also provide additional backing to the Team Bath Netball Superleague team, the University of...

Sporting scholar Aleeya Sibbons leads University of Bath to golden sprint double at BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championships

02 May 2022

Sporting scholar Aleeya Sibbons sprinted to double gold as University of Bath track and field student-athletes impressed at the 2022 BUCS and BT Outdoor Athletics Championships in Chelmsford over the Bank Holiday Weekend. Sibbons, a first-year Architecture student who is supported by a Santander Scholarship, eased to victory in both her 100m heat and semi-final before taking the individual title in 11.70 – just two-hundredths of a second clear of Edinburgh’s Alyson Bell. [caption id="attachment_67227"...

Graduate David King delighted with top-six finish in first global final after tie-break drama at IAAF World Indoor Athletics Champs

21 March 2022

University of Bath graduate David King reached his first global championships final in dramatic fashion as he finished a superb sixth in the 60m hurdles at the IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. King, who had returned to the Team Bath Sports Training Village during the indoor season to finalise his preparations for the event, continued his fine form by equalling his personal best of 7.57 in his semi-final. That equalled the time...

Hurdlers David King and Nick Andrews head to IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships after finalising preparations at Team Bath

18 March 2022

Sprint hurdlers David King and Nick Andrews are competing at the IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships in Serbia this weekend after finalising their preparations at the Team Bath Sports Training Village. They will be representing Great Britain and Australia respectively in the men’s 60m hurdles competition in Belgrade, with all the action taking place on Sunday 20th March with the heats at 9.05am GMT, semi-final at 4.05pm GMT and final at 6.30pm GMT. Tokyo Olympian...

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