News Archive, Category: Commonwealth Games

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...

Gold Coast 2018: Leon Reid “loving it” as he receives his 200m bronze medal at Commonwealth Games

13 April 2018

University of Bath-based Leon Reid said his Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games experience had been “surreal” after he collected his 200m bronze medal on Friday. Reid, coached by James Hillier at the Sports Training Village, finished fourth in Thursday’s thrilling final but was promoted onto the podium after race winner Zharnel Hughes was disqualified for impeding an opponent. Team England’s appeal against the decision, which was rejected, meant the medal ceremony was delayed until Friday...

Gold Coast 2018: Third Commonwealth Games silver for Eilidh Doyle as Leon Reid claims historic 200m medal

12 April 2018

Hurdler Eilidh Doyle and sprinter Leon Reid won silver and bronze respectively on a dramatic night of athletics as University of Bath-based sportspeople took their Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games medal tally to 15. Doyle thanked her “fantastic” support team after once again producing a superb performance on the big stage as she finished runner-up in the 400m hurdles final, replicating her achievements at Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014. Reid then won Northern Ireland’s first-ever...

Eboni Beckford-Chambers celebrates after England's historic win over New Zealand at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Gold Coast 2018: Eboni Beckford-Chambers helps England to historic netball win as graduates go close to medals

11 April 2018

Team Bath Netball captain Eboni Beckford-Chambers helped England record a historic victory over New Zealand and boost their chances of reaching a first-ever Commonwealth Games final at Gold Coast 2018. Beckford-Chambers had a major impact after coming on for the second half as the Roses extended their narrow 26-24 advantage to a superb 54-45 victory that ensured they topped Pool B and avoided hosts and favourites Australia in this weekend’s semi-finals. University of Bath graduates...

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