News Archive, Category: Judo

Olympic and World Champions among University-based winners at 2018 Bath Sports Awards

21 November 2018

Olympic Champion Lizzy Yarnold, World Champion Vicky Holland and Paralympic silver-medallist Piers Gilliver were among the University of Bath-based athletes, coaches and clubs to enjoy success at the 2018 Bath Chronicle Sports Awards. Yarnold, who made history by successfully defending her women’s skeleton crown at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, was named as Sports Personality of the Year for a second time having also won in 2015. Her success came after British Skeleton, based...

Dakar delight as Team Bath Judo’s Gregg Varey wins third Continental Open medal

19 November 2018

Team Bath Judo’s Gregg Varey claimed the third Continental Open medal of his career when he won a brilliant bronze at the Dakar African Open in Senegal. The University of Bath Sports Performance graduate, who is Team Captain of the Team Bath High Performance Judo Squad, beat home favourite Jeannot Diata in the -66kg bronze-medal match to secure a well-deserved podium place. Varey needed just 42 seconds to win his opening bout against Nigeria’s Moctar...

Team Bath judoka Adam Hall and Rhys Thompson both bag bronze for GB at 2018 European Judo Open

08 October 2018

Team Bath judoka Adam Hall and Rhys Thompson both won bronze medals when they competed at the 2018 European Judo Open in Glasgow. Hall (pictured right), who is in his last year of competition as he transitions into his role as assistant coach to Juergen Klinger at the University of Bath, beat fellow Brits Neil Schofield and Wesley Greenidge in the repechage of the +100kg category to earn his podium place after an opening defeat to...

VIDEO: Essential nutrition facts to help you train harder, recover faster and improve performance

24 August 2018

A good nutritional plan is essential to getting the most out of your training and competition.  In the latest of our series of Team Bath health and lifestyle videos, our nutritionists look at three facts you should know that can help you train harder, recover faster and improve your overall performance. We also look at the 'three Rs' of post-exercise nutrition - rehydrate, replenish and rebuild. Watch the videos below and check out the series...

Young sportspeople invited to apply for 2018-19 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme

10 August 2018

Applications are now being taken for the 2018-19 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme, with a screening day for young sportspeople looking to maximise their potential taking place in September. The successful talent development scheme is open to sportspeople aged between ten and 18 who already compete at regional level or above in their chosen sport or who show great athletic potential. They can access bespoke coaching sessions in the world-class University of Bath Sports...

Gregg Varey is new Team Captain of Team Bath High Performance Judo Squad

02 August 2018

Gregg Varey has been named as the new Team Captain of the Team Bath High Performance Judo Squad. The University of Bath Sports Performance graduate, who fights in the -66kg category, is one of the most experienced judoka at Team Bath having first joined the programme in 2006. He has won numerous medals on the national and international stage. Varey takes over the role from Alex Paske, who served as Team Captain for the past...

(From left) Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz, Megan Fletcher, coach Juergen Klinger, Gregg Varey, Ben Fletcher and Rhys Thompson during a three-week judo training camp in Japan, July 2018

Two years to go – aspiring Tokyo 2020 Olympic judoka head to Japan for training camp

24 July 2018

With exactly two years to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games get under way, Team Bath judoka aspiring to compete in Japan have been to the home of their sport for a productive three-week training camp. Head Coach Juergen Klinger travelled to Tokyo with Rio 2016 Olympian Ben Fletcher, an ambassador for Team Bath partners MJ Church, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games champion Megan Fletcher, Gregg Varey, Rhys Thompson and King Sporting Scholar Prica Awiti-Alcaraz,...

Ben and Megan Fletcher head to US Olympic Training Centre for World Judo Championships preparation

29 June 2018

Team Bath judoka Ben and Megan Fletcher have been stepping up their preparations for this year’s World Championships by spending three weeks at the US Olympic Training Centre in Colorado Springs. The duo – who will compete for Ireland at September’s championships in Baku, Azerbaijan – were joined by Team Bath High Performance Coach Juergen Klinger for the altitude conditioning camp. “Colorado Springs is 2,000m above sea-level so it is excellent for altitude training,” said...

Olympic gold-medallist Amy Williams calls on public to get behind Team Bath #20For20 summer fitness campaign

27 June 2018

Olympic gold-medallist Amy Williams has thrown her support behind a summer fitness campaign launched by Team Bath encouraging people to burn calories and back a charity. The #20For20 challenge is for people to burn an additional 20,000 calories above their normal routine over a 20-week period. To help reach those goals, Team Bath is running a series of free activities in the £30million Sports Training Village and the surrounding University of Bath campus including guided...

Family Fun Day is hailed as best yet as thousands enjoy free sport and activities at University STV

16 June 2018

More than 2,000 people of all ages took the chance to enjoy a wide range of sports and activities as the "best Team Bath Family Fun Day yet" took place on Saturday. Free have-a-go sessions in badminton, beach volleyball, boccia, fencing, laser shooting, tennis, trampolining and more proved hugely popular, as did displays from Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club in the sports hall and Team Bath Synchro Club in the London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool....

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