News Archive, Category: Commonwealth Games

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games bronze-medallist Laura Deas with Dame Katherine Grainger

VIDEO: Interviews with Dame Katherine Grainger and Laura Deas as University hosts Commonwealth Big Lunch

14 March 2018

Olympic legend Dame Katherine Grainger was the guest of honour when the University of Bath hosted the UK's first Commonwealth Big Lunch this week. The event doubled as a rousing send-off for the 30 University-based sportspeople who will be competing at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and a chance to welcome skeleton bronze-medallist Laura Deas back to her home training base after her PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games heroics. TeamBathTV caught up with Dame Katherine,...

University of Bath celebrates Gold Coast 2018 and PyeongChang 2018 links by hosting UK’s first Commonwealth Big Lunch

13 March 2018

Some of the country’s top sportspeople joined dignitaries, students and local schoolchildren at the University of Bath today to celebrate its links to both the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The Commonwealth Big Lunch, organised and hosted in conjunction with UK Sport, saw 130 guests enjoy food from around the Commonwealth in the first of a nationwide series of events building up to the Commonwealth Heads of Governnment...

Student Jenny Nesbitt selected for Gold Coast 2018 ahead of Commonwealth celebration at University of Bath

12 March 2018

Sporting scholar Jenny Nesbitt has become the 30th University of Bath-based sportsperson to be selected for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games after she was called into the Welsh athletics squad. The news comes a day before the University celebrates its Gold Coast links with a Commonwealth Lunch that will be attended by a host of the selected sportspeople, students from 22 Commonwealth nations and dignitaries including Guest of Honour Dame Katherine Grainger, the Chair...

Quartet crowned as British champions as University of Bath-based swimmers impress in Scotland

05 March 2018

There were six golds amongst a 14-medal haul for University of Bath-based swimmers at the 2018 British Swimming Championships, which were incorporated into the Edinburgh International Meet. Despite being in heavy training for next month’s Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, British Swimming National Centre Bath swimmer James Guy was able to add two more national titles to his haul. He was a second clear of the field in the 200m butterfly, clocking 1:58.05, and then...

Chelsea Lewis, January 2018

Team Bath Netball star Chelsea Lewis “could not be prouder” after Wales selection for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

02 March 2018

Chelsea Lewis has become the third Team Bath Netball player to be selected for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games after her place in the Wales squad was confirmed on Thursday. The prolific goal-shooter, who can also play goal-attack, has vast international experience having played at two Netball World Cups, in 2011 and 2015, and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. “I am so honoured to be selected to represent Wales at Gold Coast 2018,” said...

Team Bath Netball’s Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Kadeen Corbin selected for 2018 Commonwealth Games

14 February 2018

Team Bath Netball’s Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Kadeen Corbin have been selected by Team England for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. It will be a third Games for Blue and Gold captain Beckford-Chambers, who helped England win bronze at Delhi 2010 before narrowly missing out on a medal at Glasgow 2014 with a Roses squad that also included attacking star Corbin. Both are vastly experience on the international stage and last month helped England defeat...

Calum Jarvis in the London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool

Team Wales select swimmers Jazz Carlin and Calum Jarvis for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

24 January 2018

Welsh swimmers Jazz Carlin and Calum Jarvis (pictured) are the latest University of Bath-based sportspeople to be officially selected for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. They are among 93 athletes across 11 sports added to the Team Wales squad today for the Games, taking place in Australia from April 4-15. University of Bath graduate Jacob Paul, a 400m hurdler who was supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship while studying Sport & Social Sciences, has also...

Super six more University-based sportspeople get Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth call

05 January 2018

Another six University of Bath-based athletes representing four nations in three different sports will be heading out to Australia in April to compete in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Sprinter Leon Reid has been named in the Northern Ireland athletics squad, while MJ Church ambassador Anna Hopkin, Jessica Fullalove and Cameron Kurle are in the second wave of swimmers selected by Team England following last month’s trials. Economics and Mathematics student Jessica Li, coached...

World wins, family fun and a royal return made 2017 memorable at Sports University of the Year

26 December 2017

It was a year that saw the University of Bath named as the country’s top sports university, welcome royalty and thousands of families to the Sports Training Village and celebrate plenty more success on the national and international stage. Now, with a memorable 2017 coming to a close and the dawn of an exciting Olympic and Commonwealth year upon us, it is time to reflect on another outstanding 12 months at one of the country’s...

Eilidh Doyle aiming for Commonwealth Games medal hat-trick after Gold Coast 2018 selection

12 December 2017

University of Bath-based athlete Eilidh Doyle will have chance to add to her record-breaking international medal collection after being selected in the Team Scotland squad for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Doyle claimed the first of her 13 major championship medals – the most ever won by a Scottish track and field athlete – when she secured 400m hurdles silver at the Delhi 2010 Games, a result she matched four years later on an...

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