News Archive, Category: Judo

Super silver is best yet as Team Bath judoka Gregg Varey returns to podium at Dakar African Open

19 November 2019

Team Bath High Performance Judo Squad captain Gregg Varey recorded his best result yet on the international stage as he won a superb silver at the Dakar African Open in Senegal. It was only the third competition back after injury for Varey, who got off to a strong start in the -66kg category as he beat Mauritania’s Aly Diallo by ippon inside 40 seconds of their first-round contest. The University of Bath Sports Performance graduate...

Perth podium place gives Team Bath judoka Megan Fletcher more precious points in Tokyo 2020 qualification campaign

05 November 2019

Team Bath judoka Megan Fletcher gained more valuable points towards her goal of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualification by winning silver at the Perth Oceania Open in Australia. The 2019 edition of the World Cup event, for one year only, saw Grand Slam points awarded and attracted a world-class entry list. Fletcher, coached by Juergen Klinger at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, fought well throughout the women’s -70kg competition and recorded her first...

Sports Performance graduates and new student win fantastic four medals between them at 2019 Commonwealth Judo Champs

27 September 2019

University of Bath graduate Chloe Robyns-Landricombe produced her "best tournament” performance as she won gold at the 2019 Commonwealth Judo Championships in Walsall. Gregg Varey also won silver and there were two medals for new Sports Performance student Imogen Ranner as Team Bath judoka impressed at the four-day international event. Robyns-Landricombe, who studied Sports Performance and is Sports Massage Therapist for Pentathlon GB, overcame fellow English competitors Elizabeth Cheminais and, in the final, Niamh Southgate...

Young fencers, kayakers, judoka, synchro swimmers and racers among new intake to Team Bath Futures programme

14 September 2019

Thirteen talented young sportspeople were welcomed as new members of the Team Bath Futures Athlete Development Programme when they attended a successful induction day at the Sports Training Village. The new contingent compete in sports as diverse as kayaking, fencing, judo, synchronised swimming and racing. The Futures Athlete Development Programme is open to sportspeople aged between 11 and 18 who already compete at regional level or above in their chosen sport or who show great...

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...

Megan Fletcher with the Team Bath Futures Athlete Development Programme

Judo champ Megan Fletcher helps to inspire next generation on Futures Athlete Development Programme

02 July 2019

An inspirational talk from a Commonwealth champion and success on the national and international stage has added up to an exciting few weeks for young sportspeople on the Team Bath Futures Athlete Development Programme. Team Bath Judo’s Megan Fletcher, who won gold at Glasgow 2014, took time out from competing around the world as she seeks Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification to speak to the current Futures cohort – all aged between ten and 18 –...

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