News Archive, Category: Commonwealth Games

Birmingham 2022: Magnificent 33-medal haul for University of Bath-associated athletes as Commonwealth Games come to a close

08 August 2022

History-making athletes who train, study or studied at the University of Bath finished the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games with a fantastic 33 medals between them– seven gold, 17 silver and nine bronze. They came across three different sports – a first-ever athletics medal for Guernsey from Sports Performance alumnus Alastair Chalmers; two brilliant judo medals for Team Bath’s Rhys Thompson and Sports & Exercise Science alumna Gemma Howell; and an incredible 30-medal haul in the...

Birmingham 2022: Bath graduate Alastair Chalmers makes athletics history for Guernsey but netballers miss out on Birmingham 2022 final

06 August 2022

University of Bath alumnus Alastair Chalmers made athletics history for Guernsey but there was semi-final disappointment for Team Bath Netball’s England stars at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games on Saturday. Chalmers, who studied Sports Performance and was supported by a King Sporting Scholarship, produced a gutsy run from the inside lane to take 400m hurdles bronze at the Alexander Stadium in 49.97 – Guernsey’s first-ever track and field medal at a Commonwealth Games. “I gritted...

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...

University of Bath swimmer Calum Jarvis confirms retirement after brilliant career featuring Olympic, World and European gold

02 August 2022

Olympic, World and European Champion Calum Jarvis, who studied and trains at the University of Bath, has confirmed his retirement from competitive swimming following the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Jarvis, who studied Sports Performance and has been part of the British Swimming Performance Centre Bath squad for the past 11 years, helped Wales set a new 4x200m freestyle relay national record of 7:10.64 in his final race on Monday. [caption id="attachment_67747" align="alignright" width="292"] Calum Jarvis...

Birmingham 2022: Two more silvers for Tom Dean and another for James Guy as Bath swimmers add to Commonwealth Games medal haul

01 August 2022

Tom Dean won his fourth and fifth silver medals of the Commonwealth Games and was once again joined on the podium by James Guy on another good night for University of Bath-based swimmers at Birmingham 2022. Dean, supported by a Bill Whiteley Sporting Scholarship, produced an excellent swim to finish runner-up to former Olympic Champion Kyle Chalmers of Australia in the 100m freestyle final at the start of the evening. He was back in the...

Birmingham 2022: Bath-based swimmers James Guy and Freya Anderson bag bronze brace at Commonwealth Games

31 July 2022

James Guy won the 12th medal of his Commonwealth Games career and Freya Anderson secured her third podium place in as many days as University of Bath-based swimmers continued their excellent form at Birmingham 2022 on Sunday. British Swimming Performance Centre Bath star Guy produced a brilliant swim from the outside lane to win bronze in the 200m butterfly at Sandwell Aquatics Centre. The last race of the evening saw Anderson, also coached by David...

Birmingham 2022: Six medals for University of Bath swimmers during a super Saturday of Commonwealth Games competition

30 July 2022

Six medals were won by swimmers from the University of Bath – one gold and five silver – on a super Saturday night in the pool on day two of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Ben Proud of the University’s swimming club reclaimed the 50m butterfly title he had won at Glasgow 2014 and sporting scholar Tom Dean took silver in his latest epic 200m freestyle battle with Scotland’s Duncan Scott. Dean grabbed a second...

Birmingham 2022: Swimmers secure silver at end of busy first day of Commonwealth Games competition for University of Bath-based athletes

29 July 2022

Swimmers Tom Dean, Freya Anderson and Ed Mildred became the first University of Bath-based athletes to win medals at Birmingham 2022 as they helped Team England to mixed 4x100m freestyle relay silver on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games. Dean and Anderson, of the British Swimming Performance Centre based at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, teamed up with fellow Olympic Champion Anna Hopkin – a University of Bath alumna – and Lewis Burras...

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