News Archive, Category: Judo

We’re part of the team, are you? University of Bath ready to support UKAD’s Clean Sport Week 2023

17 May 2023

The University of Bath is proud to reaffirm its commitment to clean sport by backing UK Anti-Doping’s (UKAD’s) 2023 Clean Sport Week campaign, taking place from 22nd to 26th May. Clean Sport Week is UKAD’s national awareness week championing clean sport, education and anti-doping initiatives with sports across the UK, and this year’s theme is “Teamwork in Clean Sport”. Athletes are central to the team, responsible for making sure they compete clean – it's their...

Best results yet for Team Bath Judo trio in Continental competitions as they bring home gold and bronze from Tunisia, Algeria and Latvia

02 April 2023

It’s been an impressive month on the international circuit for Team Bath judoka, with three members of the high-performance squad recording their best results. University of Bath graduate Chloe Robyns-Landricombe got the ball rolling with a brilliant bronze at the Tunisia African Open in the -52kg weight category. She secured her first Continental Open medal by defeating Chile’s Judith Gonzalez by Ippon in the fourth minute of golden score. The following week saw Sport and...

Best result yet for alumna Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz as jubilant judoka wins her first Grand Slam medal in Uzbekistan

06 March 2023

University of Bath alumna Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz says she is hungry for more success after winning the first Grand Slam medal of her judo career by claiming a superb silver in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The Tokyo Olympian, who represents Mexico, was in fantastic form in the -63kg weight division as she overcame home favourite Marjona Nurulloeva, Brazil’s Gabriella Moraes and Hannah Martin of the United States on her way to the semi-finals. Awiti-Alcaraz, who studied Sports Performance...

Magnificent seven gold among medal haul for Team Bath judoka at BUCS Judo Championships

22 February 2023

Team Bath judoka won a host of medals when they contested the 2023 BUCS Judo Championships in Walsall over the weekend. The Kyu and above (brown belt and above) category saw Roxy Proctor beat Evie Halvey-Jacobs to women’s-63kg gold in an all-Bath final. The duo combined to win women’s team gold. Sports Performance alumna Chloe Robyns-Landricombe, who still trains at Team Bath and was representing Gloucestershire, took the -57kg title. In the men’s division there...

“A commanding presence” who leaves “a lasting impact” – tributes paid to much-loved Team Bath Judo coach Juergen Klinger

11 January 2023

Tributes have been paid to Juergen Klinger, the long-serving and recently retired Head of Judo at the University of Bath, who has died at the age of 71. Juergen was a much-loved and influential member of the Team Bath family from 2006 to his retirement in January 2020, putting in place a successful training programme that developed a host of British Champions and international medal winners at every level. [caption id="attachment_60915" align="alignright" width="292"] Juergen Klinger...

More than 100 international medals won and new elite training centres opened during a stunning sporting 2022 at University of Bath

26 December 2022

World, European and Commonwealth champions were crowned, more than 100 international medals were won and new elite training centres were opened during another unforgettable year of sport at the University of Bath. The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games saw 37 sportspeople who train, study or studied at the University of Bath – named as the University of the Year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 – compete across nine different sports...

Team Bath Judo’s George Kroussaniotakis follows up Cyprus national title with best-ever Continental Open result in Lebanon

30 November 2022

University of Bath student George Kroussaniotakis followed up his victory at the Cyprus Judo Championships by earning another podium place at the Zouk Mikhael Asian Open in Lebanon. The Sport & Exercise Science student, who trains with Team Bath Judo in the Sports Training Village dojo, was crowned as national champion in the men’s -100kg weight division. He then continued that fine form in Lebanon, producing his best-ever result at Continental Open level as he...

Brilliant bronze for Chloe Robyns-Landricombe at Malaga European Cup as fellow Team Bath Judoka make GB debuts in Spain

27 October 2022

Team Bath Judo’s Chloe Robyns-Landricombe won her first senior international medal when she bagged a brilliant bronze at the Malaga European Cup in Spain. The University of Bath graduate faced three home athletes during her four -52kg bouts, winning two of those contests including the bronze-medal contest against Laura Gomez Antona by ippon in just over a minute. Two fellow Team Bath judoka made their senior debuts for Great Britain in Spain – Sidney Tancock,...

Birmingham 2022: Magnificent 33-medal haul for University of Bath-associated athletes as Commonwealth Games come to a close

08 August 2022

History-making athletes who train, study or studied at the University of Bath finished the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games with a fantastic 33 medals between them– seven gold, 17 silver and nine bronze. They came across three different sports – a first-ever athletics medal for Guernsey from Sports Performance alumnus Alastair Chalmers; two brilliant judo medals for Team Bath’s Rhys Thompson and Sports & Exercise Science alumna Gemma Howell; and an incredible 30-medal haul in the...

Birmingham 2022: Gold caps magnificent seven for record-breaker Tom Dean as Bath swimmers finish Commonwealth Games with 27 medals

03 August 2022

Swimmers from the University of Bath finished the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games with an incredible 27 medals between them after securing more gold, silver and bronze on an electric last evening of racing in Sandwell Aquatics Centre. Sporting scholar Tom Dean became Team England’s most decorated swimmer at a single Games as he won his sixth silver in the 200m individual medley before anchoring a quartet also featuring British Swimming Performance Centre Bath team-mates Brodie...

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