News Archive, Category: Judo

Team Bath judoka Rhys Thompson and Gregg Varey all set for European Championships debuts with Great Britain in Bulgaria

26 April 2022

Team Bath Judo’s Rhys Thompson and Gregg Varey will make their senior European Championships debuts this weekend as part of a 16-strong Great Britain team competing in Sofia, Bulgaria. Both Thompson and Varey, who fight in the -100kg and -66kg weight categories respectively, were crowned as British Champions last year and have been regular competitors on the international circuit during 2022. Thompson won GB Judo’s first medal of the year, taking bronze at the Sarajevo...

Most successful year yet for University of Bath sportspeople as gold rush and trophy triumphs provided plenty to lift the spirits during 2021

26 December 2021

An incredible 19 medals at the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, 10 of them gold, is the headline stat from an outstanding year of sport at the University of Bath but there was plenty more to celebrate during an unforgettable 2021. From students winning the Premiership Rugby title at Twickenham and conquering the rowing world from their kitchen to Team Bath Netball lifting their first trophy for eight years and tennis players serving up a...

Four brilliant British titles and one Cypriot crown caps fantastic year of national and international competition for Team Bath Judo

14 December 2021

Four Team Bath judoka were crowned as British Champions and there were six medals in total as a memorable 2021 concluded with a fantastic weekend of Senior and U21 competition at the EIS Sheffield. Gregg Varey, captain of the Team Bath High Performance Judo Squad, continued his proud record of winning a medal at every British Championship he has contested since the age of 11 as he secured the senior -66kg title with victory over...

Tokyo Olympian among high-performing student-athletes to be awarded University of Bath Sporting Scholarships for 2021-22

07 December 2021

Tokyo 2020 Olympian Kate Shortman is among an exciting new intake of University of Bath sporting scholars for the 2021-22 academic year. Shortman, who represented Team GB in the women’s duet event this summer, is joined among the scholars by fellow artistic swimmer Daniella Lloyd. Swimmer Cam Brooker, rower Phoebe Hayden, cricketer Gemma Lane, fencer Louise Sadler, judoka Josh Shipp and sprinter Aleeya Sibbons are the other high-performing student-athletes who have received a cash award...

Double Olympian Gemma Howell back at Team Bath to provide masterclass for young England Talent Development Centre judoka

22 October 2021

Double Olympian Gemma Howell returned to her former University of Bath training base this week to run a masterclass for talented young judoka from across the South West of England. Howell, who represented Team GB at both London 2012 and Tokyo 2020, went back to the dojo at the Team Bath Sports Training Village on Tuesday to lead an inspirational session for judoka accessing the England Talent Development Centre hub hosted by Team Bath Judo....

Team Bath Tribe and Team Bath Tennis serving up plenty of sporting fun for children during Autumn term as courses return

05 September 2021

After-school and weekend sporting activities for children are resuming at the Team Bath Sports Training Village for the Autumn 2021 term, with both Team Bath Tribe and Team Bath Tennis serving up plenty of fun. Places are still available on football, judo and netball Tribe courses for the autumn term – visit teambath.com/tribe-schools/term-activities for details. Team Bath Tennis also run weekly courses for children aged three and over, tailored for age and ability – find...

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Tokyo 2020: Alumna Anna Hopkin through to first individual Olympics swimming final as Thursday unfolds in Tokyo

29 July 2021

University of Bath alumna Anna Hopkin is through to her debut individual Olympic final in dramatic style. She snatched fourth in her 100m freestyle semi today and made the final by just one hundredth of a second in a time of 53.11 seconds. “I wasn’t sure that the time was going to make it, so when I scraped in eighth I was really happy. I am just glad to get it out the way and...

2G9WCPH Austria's Michaela Polleres and Ireland's Megan Fletcher during the judo elimination round of 32 at Nippon Budokan on the fifth day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Picture date: Wednesday July 28, 2021.

Tokyo 2020: Team Bath judoka past and present compete in Nippon Budokan while rowers enjoy morning of mixed fortunes

28 July 2021

Team Bath Judo’s Megan Fletcher achieved her dream of competing on the Olympic stage when she and University of Bath graduate Gemma Howell contested the women’s -70kg category in the Nippon Budokan at Tokyo 2020 on Wednesday. Team Ireland's Fletcher (pictured) was edged out by Waza-Ari in the dying seconds of her tight-fought opening contest against world number eight Michaela Polleres of Austria, while Sports & Exercise Science graduate Howell’s bout against 2017 World silver-medallist...

2G9JRDX Tokyo, Japan. Credit: Matsuo. 27th July, 2021. Vicky Holland (GBR) Triathlon : Women's Final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo, Japan. Credit: Matsuo .K/AFLO SPORT/Alamy Live News

Tokyo 2020: Third Games for triathlete Vicky Holland and Olympic debut for judoka Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz during busy day of action

27 July 2021

Triathlete Vicky Holland became a three-time Olympian and judoka Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz made her Games debut during a busy Tuesday for University of Bath-based sportspeople at Tokyo 2020. Rio 2016 medallist Holland, who trains with the British Triathlon Bath National Performance Centre at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, finished 13th in an eventful women’s final that was affected by high winds and heavy rain after Typhoon Nepartak hit Tokyo in the early hours of the...

Tokyo 2020: Who to watch and when as 20 University of Bath-based sportspeople and 13 graduates compete at Olympic Games

22 July 2021

After a year’s delay, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are finally here and we are looking forward to cheering on 20 sportspeople who train at the University of Bath as they compete on the biggest sporting stage of all. Thirteen graduates of the University will also be representing their countries across a wide range of sports at the Games, which run until Sunday 8th August. All are dreaming of joining the celebrated ranks of Olympic...

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