News Archive, Category: Judo

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...

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...

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