News Archive, Category: Commonwealth Games

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...

Sporting scholars among University-based swimmers in British squad for Glasgow 2018 European Championships

11 April 2018

Students Anna Hopkin and Tom Derbyshire are among eight University of Bath-based swimmers named in the British team for this summer’s European Championships in Glasgow. It is a first senior British selection MJ Church Ambassador Hopkin, coached by Mark Skimming and supported by a Thompson Education Trust scholarship, who will have chance to build on her impressive performances for England at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games where she won relay bronze and contested four...

Gold Coast 2018: Swimmers finish Commonwealth Games with 12 medals as Eilidh Doyle books hurdles final place

10 April 2018

University of Bath-based swimmers will bring home a terrific 12 medals between them from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games after adding two more to the tally on the final day of competition in the pool. James Guy, part of the highly-successful British Swimming National Centre Bath squad that trains in the London 2012 Legacy Pool at the University’s Sports Training Village, collected his fifth medal of the week as he helped England claim silver...

Gold Coast 2018: Fourth medal for James Guy as netballers secure semi-final spot at Commonwealth Games

09 April 2018

University of Bath-based swimmer James Guy won his fourth medal of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on Monday as he took silver in the 100m butterfly. The British Swimming National Centre Bath swimmer finished runner-up to South Africa’s Chad Le Clos, who completed a clean sweep of butterfly golds at the meeting. Team Bath Netball’s Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Kadeen Corbin are guaranteed a shot at a medal later this week after helping England secure...

Gold Coast 2018: Siobhan-Marie O’Connor defends Commonwealth Games title as medal tally moves into double figures

08 April 2018

Swimmer Siobhan-Marie O’Connor became the first University of Bath-based sportsperson to win gold at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games as she successfully defended her 200m individual medley title on Sunday. O’Connor, coached by Dave McNulty at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, was the class of the field as she finished nearly two seconds ahead of her nearest rival to claim her third medal of the week. “The time wasn’t my best but it’s...

Gold Coast 2018: Triathlon silver and a bronze brace in pool for University-based trio at Commonwealth Games

07 April 2018

Triathlete Vicky Holland and swimmers Chloe Tutton and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor took the medal tally for University of Bath-based sportspeople at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games to seven after another busy day of competition in Australia. Holland, coached by Rhys Davey in the multi-sport facilities at the Sports Training Village, helped England secure mixed team relay silver. Tutton then won Wales’ first medal in the pool at these Games, bronze in the 200m breaststroke, before...

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