News Archive, Category: Judo

University of Bath-based sportspeople recharged and refocused with one year to go until rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games

23 July 2020

The Tokyo Olympic Games may still be a year away, rather than one day, but the focus and motivation remains strong for elite athletes based at the Team Bath Sports Training Village. The Coronavirus-prompted decision to postpone the Games – which had been due to start tomorrow (Friday) – until July 23, 2021, was initially a huge blow to the aspiring Olympians who train at the University of Bath facility in sports such as athletics,...

Planning your return to training after lockdown? Here’s some advice to help minimise the risk of injury and soreness

07 July 2020

With the UK Government announcing the framework for a return to recreational team sport, many people – keen amateurs, student-athletes and elite performers alike – will be starting to plan for their return to training. Many will have been keeping active during the past few months by working out at home or going for runs but the demands of sport-specific training, particularly in field and contact sports, can be very different. Harri Cizmic – Lead...

Nine golds among big medal haul as University of Bath student-athletes impress once again at BUCS Nationals

18 February 2020

There were 26 medals won across five different sports, nine of them gold, as 135 University of Bath student-athletes proudly wore the Blue & Gold during three excellent days of competition at the 2020 BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Nationals in Sheffield. Swimmer Luke Turley and judoka George Kroussaniotakis and Lewis Widdicombe all claimed two titles apiece, and karate’s Sophie Atkinson, a silver medallist in last year’s women’s novice kata, went one better this...

University of Bath student-athletes heading to Sheffield to compete across seven sports at 2020 BUCS Nationals

14 February 2020

The 2020 BUCS Nationals takes place in Sheffield this weekend with 135 student-athletes from University of Bath set to take part. They will be joined by a number of coaches, physios and sports staff as they represent the Blue & Gold across seven different sports - athletics, badminton, climbing, fencing, judo, karate and swimming. Around 6,000 students in total from across the UK will be competing over the weekend with the aim to be crowned...

Juergen Klinger giving advice to AASE judoka during a training session in October 2017

Juergen Klinger proud to be leaving a legacy of success on and off the judo mat as he retires from Team Bath coaching role

31 January 2020

Juergen Klinger says he is proud to have overseen a programme that “helps to create people who are successful in both sport and education” as he retires from his role as High Performance Judo Coach at the University of Bath. Klinger, a 7th Dan, has been part of the Team Bath family since 2006 and put in place a successful training programme that has developed a host of British Champions and international medal winners at...

VIDEO: Six months to Tokyo 2020 and a host of aspiring Olympians are hard at work at University of Bath Sports Training Village

24 January 2020

There are exactly six months to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games get under way and aspiring Olympians across a wide range of sports have been hard at work during a typically busy training day at the University of Bath. The Olympic-sized London 2012 Legacy Pool at the Sports Training Village has been a real hub of activity, with the British Swimming National Centre squad – featuring Rio 2016 silver-medallist James Guy and fellow...

GB Judo to stage free open randori sessions in Team Bath dojo

17 January 2020

The Team Bath dojo will host four open randori sessions for members of the GB Judo junior and senior squads, as well as Home Nation athletes, over the next couple of months. National-level judoka are also welcome and encouraged to attend the sessions, which are free and will take place in the University of Bath Sports Training Village. The sessions are from 8-9.30pm on the following Mondays – January 20, February 3, February 24 and...

VIDEO: Team Bath sportspeople step up countdown to Tokyo 2020 as a new Olympic and Paralympic year dawns

01 January 2020

2020 is here and with it the dawn of a new Olympic and Paralympic year for sportspeople based at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Athletes across a host of sports - including judo, modern pentathlon, swimming, track and field, triathlon and wheelchair fencing - and nationalities are bidding to represent their countries at the Tokyo 2020 Games, which take place this summer. They are also looking to emulate the success of some of...

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...

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