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The 2014 Olympic Day Run gets under way at the Sports Training Village

Join us for free family fun at Team Bath Community Activity Day

08 June 2015

Racing an Olympic swimmer in the London 2012 Legacy Pool, having a go at bobsleigh and taking on a modern pentathlon challenge are just some of the exciting activities awaiting visitors to this year’s Team Bath Community Activity Day. Taking place at the Sports Training Village from 12-4pm on Saturday, June 20, the annual event provides an opportunity to try out some of the best sports facilities in the country for free. There will be...

University of Bath Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell presents Chris Hotchen with the 2015 Sports Personality of the Year award. PICTURE: Mervyn Clingan / Taking Pictures

Chris Hotchen named Sports Personality of the Year at annual Blues Awards

24 April 2015

Chris Hotchen was named as the University of Bath’s Sports Personality of the Year during a great night for badminton at the annual Blues Awards ceremony. The Chemistry PhD student topped a poll of members of the Students’ Union Sport from a shortlist which also featured rugby player Freddie Clarke, rower Sam Courty and swimmer Jay Lelliott. He was presented with his award by the University of Bath Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, pictured. Red...

Chris Walker-Hebborn (Photo: Sam Farr)

A look back to another unforgettable year at Team Bath

21 December 2014

Olympic and Paralympic titles, World Championship success and 27 Commonwealth Games medals are just some of the reasons that 2014 has been another unforgettable year of sport at the University of Bath. And the year ahead promises to be equally memorable, with the Modern Pentathlon European Championships and Australia’s Rugby World Cup squad both being hosted at the Sports Training Village. The undoubted highlight of 2014 came on Valentine’s Day when British Skeleton star Lizzy...

Latest athletes of the month are announced

09 October 2014

Athletes competing in athletics, judo, modern pentathlon, rugby and swimming are the latest winners of the Team Bath athlete of the month awards. The winners of awards, which are supported by Oakley and Ellis & Killpartrick, once again showed the breadth of sporting talent at the University of Bath. Our latest winners covered the months of June, July and August. Modern pentathlete Kate French and rugby player Freddie Clarke collected the awards for June. Kate...

Impressive achievements by Bath athletes at Glasgow 2014

03 August 2014

Athletes linked to the University of Bath produced some terrific performances at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games winning 27 medals - five golds, 14 silvers and eight bronzes. They won medals for three countries – England, Scotland and Wales – and across six sports – athletics, badminton, judo, shooting, swimming and weightlifting. More than 70 athletes with University links were selected to compete at the Games and they collected medals on nine of the 11...

Second silver for Olver on final day of Glasgow Games

03 August 2014

University of Bath graduate Heather Olver collected her second silver medal on the final day of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The Coach Education and Sports Development graduate took silver partnering Chris Langridge in the mixed doubles final. The pair put up a brave battle but went down to fellow England players and top seeds Chris and Gabby Adcock in this morning’s final 21-9 21-12. Olver adds the mixed doubles silver to the team silver...

Silvers for Talbot and Shipperley on day 10 of Games

02 August 2014

There were silver medals for University of Bath graduates Danny Talbot and Zoe Shipperley on the penultimate day of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games today (Saturday). Sports Performance graduate Talbot helped England to silver in the 4x100m relay in the final event of the Games on the Hampden Park track. Running the anchor leg, he collected the baton alongside Usain Bolt, and while Bolt sprinted clear to take gold for Jamaica in a Commonwealth Games...

Heather Olver in action at Glasgow 2014 (photo: Badminton Photo)

Shipperley set for hockey medal

01 August 2014

University of Bath Sports Performance graduate Zoe Shipperley is guaranteed at least a silver medal with the England hockey team at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games after they beat New Zealand in a tense semi-final this afternoon (Friday). The game was all-square at 1-1 after the Kiwis scored a last-gasp equaliser, but England went through 3-1 in the penalty shoot. That means England now face Australia in the final at 8.15pm tomorrow (Saturday). Fellow Sports...

Eilidh Child in the 400m hurdles final at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games (Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images)

Silver lining for Bath-based pair at Glasgow 2014

31 July 2014

University of Bath-based athletes Eilidh Child and Jazmin Sawyers collected a brace of silver medals on day eight of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games tonight (Thursday). Child was roared on to silver in the 400m hurdles final by a passionate Hampden Park crowd in an emotional night in the stadium. The Scot, who is coached by Malcolm Arnold, came home in second in 55.02 seconds behind Jamaica’s Kaliese Spencer in 54.10. “My first emotion was...

Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014

Athletes take step closer to medals on day seven of Games

30 July 2014

Athletes with University of Bath links took a step closer to the medals in hockey, netball and athletics on day seven of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. For the first time in Glasgow, there were no University of Bath connected athletes in action in finals today (Wednesday), day seven of the Games. But University of Bath Sports Performance graduate Zoe Shipperley took a step closer to a medal in the women’s hockey. Her England team...

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