News Archive, Category: Judo

Team Bath DiSE judoka Tatum Keen carries the flag for Team GB at Baku 2019 European Youth Olympic Festival

26 July 2019

Tatum Keen, a talented young judoka who trains alongside Team Bath’s high-performance squad, was selected to be flagbearer for Team GB at the opening ceremony of this week’s Baku 2019 European Youth Olympic Festival. The 17-year-old, who accesses the Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) programme run by Team Bath Judo, carried the Union Flag into the Baku Crystal Hall as the 15th edition of the EYOF formally got under way. Keen, a four-time British champion...

One year to Tokyo 2020 – Worlds and Olympics in judo’s spiritual home provide twin Tokyo target for Ben Fletcher

24 July 2019

With exactly one year to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Team Bath judoka Ben Fletcher is excited at the prospect of competing at his sport’s spiritual home not just once but twice in the next 12 months. Fletcher – one of 50 University of Bath-based sportspeople past and present training towards the Games – will compete at the legendary Nippon Budokan next month when it hosts the 2019 World Judo Championships, a Tokyo...

Hundreds of youngsters enthused and inspired after busy but rewarding six weeks of school visits to Sports Training Village

20 July 2019

The last term of the 2018-19 school year has been a fun and inspirational one for hundreds of pupils from across the country who have paid a visit to the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Around 1,500 youngsters aged between five and 18 have visited in the past six weeks alone, taking the number hosted by the Team Bath Tribe & Development team over the past ten months to more than 3,000. Youngsters get...

British Racing Drivers' Club visit to Team Bath Judo, May 2019

British racing drivers learn new sporting skills during visit to University of Bath Sports Training Village

12 July 2019

Nine of Britain’s best racing drivers got to experience and learn from new sports, including modern pentathlon and judo, when they visited the University of Bath for a bonding day. Kiern Jewiss, Seb Morris, Enaam Ahmed, Tom Gamble, Jordan Albert, Bradley Burns, Jordan Collard, Ayrton Simmons and Will Tregurtha are all members of the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) and have enjoyed success in either single-seater or sports car competition. They took time out from...

Third Grand Prix medal of the year as Team Bath judoka Megan Fletcher continues preparations for World Championships

08 July 2019

Team Bath Judo’s Megan Fletcher won her third Grand Prix medal of 2019 when she bagged bronze in Montreal, Canada. Fletcher, fresh from her seventh-placed finish while representing Ireland at the 2019 European Games in Minsk, began her women’s -70kg campaign by beating home judoka Hanako Kuno in her opening bout. A narrow defeat to Germany’s Giovanna Scoccimarro, the eventual champion, in the quarter-finals meant Fletcher went into the repechage, where she overcame Paraguay’s Maria...

Three sports, three continents, nine medals as University of Bath-based sportspeople enjoy weekend to remember

28 May 2019

It was a brilliant Bank Holiday Weekend for sportspeople based at the University of Bath as they won nine medals, five of them gold, on three continents across three different sports – modern pentathlon, wheelchair fencing and judo. Pentathlon GB athletes continued their fantastic start to a 2019 that includes this summer’s European Championships in Bath (click here to buy tickets) by securing four podium places at the fourth World Cup of the season in...

Baku bronze for Ben Fletcher as MJ Church Ambassador secures second judo Grand Slam medal

15 May 2019

Team Bath Judo’s Ben Fletcher claimed the second Grand Slam medal of his career when he won a brilliant bronze in Baku, Azerbaijan. The MJ Church Ambassador, coached by Juergen Klinger at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, continued his fine 2019 form by defeating fellow Rio 2016 Olympian Jorge Fonseca of Portugal in his men’s -100kg bronze-medal match. After starting the day with victories over Daniel Mukete of Belarus and Georgia’s Giorgi Beriashvili,...

Chile triumph for Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz as Team Bath judoka wins first Continental gold at Panamerican Open

26 March 2019

Team Bath judoka Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz claimed the first Continental Open title of her career when she struck gold at the Santiago del Chile Panamerican Open. The University of Bath Sports Performance graduate, who represents Mexico on the international stage, overcame Argentina’s Agustina De Luca and Hannah Martin of the United States on her way to the -63kg final. She then defeated Ecuador’s Estefania Garcia to secure the gold medal, an improvement on the bronze she...

Megan and Ben Fletcher won silver and gold respectively at the Marrakech Judo Grand Prix in March 2019

Marrakech medals in the bag as Team Bath judoka Ben and Megan Fletcher win Grand Prix gold and silver

11 March 2019

Team Bath Judo siblings Ben and Megan Fletcher won gold and silver respectively during an excellent weekend of competition at the Marrakech Grand Prix in Morocco. MJ Church Ambassador Ben’s victory in the men’s -100kg category secured the second Grand Prix title of his career and moved him up to 11th in the world rankings. He fought brilliantly throughout the tournament, overcoming Poland’s Dominik Majowski, Romania’s Luca Kunszabo and Aibek Serikayev of Kazakhstan on his...

Double Championship record and magnificent seven gold medals for University of Bath athletes at BUCS Nationals

19 February 2019

There were two new championship records for swimmer Tom Dean and 25 medals, seven of them gold, as sporting University of Bath students impressed at the 2019 BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Nationals in Sheffield. MJ Church Ambassador Dean (pictured), a 2018 European Champion who is in the first year of a Mechanical Engineering degree and supported by a Bill Whiteley Sports Scholarship, eclipsed Olympic medallist Duncan Scott’s previous mark as won 200m freestyle...

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