News Archive, Category: Commonwealth Games

Olympic, World and Commonwealth crowns among highlights of unforgettable sporting 2018 at University of Bath

26 December 2018

One historic Olympic title defence, two World crowns, three Commonwealth gold medals and a multitude of other national and international medals added up to another outstanding year of sport at the University of Bath in 2018. The University’s unique push-start track, the only one of its kind in the UK, became the focus of national attention in February when three athletes who train on it with British Skeleton won medals for Team GB at the...

England Netball won two trophies at the 2018 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards

Team Bath stars among England Netball team honoured at 2018 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards

17 December 2018

It was a memorable night for Team Bath Netball’s Eboni Usoro-Brown and Serena Guthrie as they were part of the England Netball squad honoured as Team of the Year at the 2018 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards. The Roses’ historic last-second winner in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games final against Australia was also named as Greatest Sporting Moment, a new category voted for by the public. Usoro-Brown and Guthrie were joined on...

University of Bath-based athletes dominate 2018 Bath Sports Awards shortlists after stellar year

04 October 2018

Team Bath and sportspeople who train at the University of Bath are well represented on the shortlist of finalists in the 2018 Bath Sports Awards. Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold is in contention for the Sports Personality of the Year award, a title she previously won in 2015, along with Team Bath Netball captain Eboni Beckford-Chambers and fellow England Netball team-mate Kadeen Corbin – they helped the Roses to a historic gold at the Gold Coast...

Commonwealth Games medal parade featuring (from left) Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, presenter Kate Grey, Chloe Tutton, Anna Hopkin, Eilidh Doyle, Vicky Holland, Cameron Kurle, James Guy and presenter Samantha Murray

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games medallists celebrated at parade ahead of Team Bath Netball match

07 May 2018

The sparkling achievements of University of Bath-based medallists from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games were celebrated on Bank Holiday Monday when they were paraded in front of an appreciative four-figure crowd at Team Bath Netball's Vitality Superleague match against Severn Stars. Athlete Eilidh Doyle and triathlete Vicky Holland, who both won silver in Australia, were joined on court by British Swimming National Centre stars Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, James Guy, Cameron Kurle and Chloe Tutton plus...

Fantastic first half sets up Blue & Gold for big win over Celtic Dragons during happy homecoming for Commonwealth heroes

04 May 2018

It was a happy homecoming for Team Bath Netball – and Commonwealth Games champions Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Kadeen Corbin – as they beat Celtic Dragons 66-39 in the Vitality Superleague on Friday. In their first game at the Team Bath Arena for two months, the Sitec-sponsored Blue and Gold treated the four-figure crowd to a scintillating first-half display as they stormed into a 39-13 lead. Dragons showed tremendous spirit to win the third quarter 17-10...

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor returned to Team Bath AS to show them her Commonwealth Games gold medal in April 2018

Commonwealth champ Siobhan-Marie O’Connor returns to Team Bath AS to inspire next generation of swimmers

01 May 2018

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games champion Siobhan-Marie O'Connor returned to her roots as she visited Team Bath AS swimmers during their training at the University of Bath on Friday to show them her 200m individual medley gold medal. Swimmer Katie Butcher was chosen to present flowers to O'Connor on behalf of the team, congratulating the British Swimming National Centre star on her latest international success. Olympic medallist O'Connor has trained at the University of Bath...

Sports Personality of the Year Anna Hopkin receiving her award from Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell at the 2018 Blues Awards

Anna Hopkin win Sports Personality prize as 2018 Blues Awards celebrate both student sport and Winter Olympics

27 April 2018

Swimmer Anna Hopkin has capped an excellent few months of competition by being voted by her fellow students as the University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year at the 2018 Blues Awards – the annual celebration of student sport. The Sports & Exercise Science student and MJ Church Ambassador, also supported by a Thompson Education Trust Scholarship, received the accolade after representing her country at both the 2017 World University Games in Taipei and...

Commonwealth champions back in Blue and Gold fold as Team Bath Netball resume Superleague season

18 April 2018

Team Bath Netball will look to take inspiration from the return of golden girls Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Kadeen Corbin when they resume the 2018 Vitality Superleague season with a visit to defending champions Wasps on Sunday (3pm). Beckford-Chambers and Corbin will be back in the Blue & Gold fold, just a week after helping England to a historic title at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Chelsea Lewis and Zanele Vimbela, who represented Wales and...

Kadeen Corbin and Eboni Beckford-Chambers with their Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games netball gold medals

Gold Coast 2018: Netballers make history as University-based sportspeople end Commonwealth Games with 17 medals

15 April 2018

Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Kadeen Corbin will return to Team Bath Netball this week as history-makers after helping England win Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games gold in magnificent fashion. The Blue and Gold duo were both part of a Roses team that won the coveted title for the first time with a sensational 52-51 victory over hosts and favourites Australia, victory being secured by a Helen Housby goal in the last second of an epic final....

Gold Coast 2018: Eboni Beckford-Chambers helps England reach first Commonwealth Games final

14 April 2018

Team Bath Netball captain Eboni Beckford-Chambers was a game changer as England came from behind to beat Jamaica with a last-second winner in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games netball semi-finals. Jo Harten’s goal from the last shot of the game put England into their first-ever Commonwealth Games final, where they will contest the gold medal with hosts and defending champions Australia on Sunday (4.02am BST). England were trailing 33-27 at half-time but the introduction...

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