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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...

Birmingham 2022: Brodie Williams is Commonwealth champion on another medal-laden day for Bath-associated athletes at Birmingham 2022

02 August 2022

Swimmer Brodie Williams became the first University of Bath-based athlete to win gold at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games after another magnificent evening in the Sandwell Aquatic Centre. Williams, coached by David McNulty at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, produced an outstanding performance to take the 200m backstroke title by one-hundredth of a second after a thrilling final. “It means a lot," he said. "I won my first senior medal in the 100m but...

Birmingham 2022: Two more silvers for Tom Dean and another for James Guy as Bath swimmers add to Commonwealth Games medal haul

01 August 2022

Tom Dean won his fourth and fifth silver medals of the Commonwealth Games and was once again joined on the podium by James Guy on another good night for University of Bath-based swimmers at Birmingham 2022. Dean, supported by a Bill Whiteley Sporting Scholarship, produced an excellent swim to finish runner-up to former Olympic Champion Kyle Chalmers of Australia in the 100m freestyle final at the start of the evening. He was back in the...

Birmingham 2022: Bath-based swimmers James Guy and Freya Anderson bag bronze brace at Commonwealth Games

31 July 2022

James Guy won the 12th medal of his Commonwealth Games career and Freya Anderson secured her third podium place in as many days as University of Bath-based swimmers continued their excellent form at Birmingham 2022 on Sunday. British Swimming Performance Centre Bath star Guy produced a brilliant swim from the outside lane to win bronze in the 200m butterfly at Sandwell Aquatics Centre. The last race of the evening saw Anderson, also coached by David...

Birmingham 2022: Six medals for University of Bath swimmers during a super Saturday of Commonwealth Games competition

30 July 2022

Six medals were won by swimmers from the University of Bath – one gold and five silver – on a super Saturday night in the pool on day two of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Ben Proud of the University’s swimming club reclaimed the 50m butterfly title he had won at Glasgow 2014 and sporting scholar Tom Dean took silver in his latest epic 200m freestyle battle with Scotland’s Duncan Scott. Dean grabbed a second...

Birmingham 2022: Swimmers secure silver at end of busy first day of Commonwealth Games competition for University of Bath-based athletes

29 July 2022

Swimmers Tom Dean, Freya Anderson and Ed Mildred became the first University of Bath-based athletes to win medals at Birmingham 2022 as they helped Team England to mixed 4x100m freestyle relay silver on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games. Dean and Anderson, of the British Swimming Performance Centre based at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, teamed up with fellow Olympic Champion Anna Hopkin – a University of Bath alumna – and Lewis Burras...

Birmingham 2022: Who to watch as 24 University of Bath-based sportspeople and 12 graduates compete at Commonwealth Games

28 July 2022

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games officially begin today (Thursday) and there will once again be plenty of University of Bath interest at an international multi-sport championships. Thirty-six athletes who either train, study or studied at the University will competing in the West Midlands over the next 11 days, looking to add to the 44 medals won by Bath-based sportspeople at the two previous Commonwealth Games – Glasgow 2014 and Gold Coast 2018. Here are some...

Birmingham 2022: Team Bath Netball stars hoping to make more history with defending champs England at Commonwealth Games

25 July 2022

Four years after England won Commonwealth netball gold for the first time, Team Bath players past and present are excited at the prospect of making their own history with the Vitality Roses at Birmingham 2022. England will have the unique experience of being defending champions at a major international tournament as well as the expectation that comes with being the host nation. However, there are several players in the squad who will be stepping onto...

Team Bath’s Imogen Allison joins Team England netball squad for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

17 July 2022

Team Bath’s Imogen Allison has been added to the England Netball squad for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, which start at the end of the month. Mid-courter Allison, who captained the Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold to a bronze medal during the 2022 Vitality Superleague season, replaces Beth Cobden, who has had to withdraw from the 12-strong Roses squad through injury. Allison, who has represented England in all age groups, is the third member of...

Netball South Africa enjoying “high-performance set-up” at University of Bath as they train towards Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

14 July 2022

Netball South Africa are training at the University of Bath as they begin to finalise their preparations for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, now just a fortnight away. As well as train on the indoor courts at the £35million Team Bath Sports Training Village, the SPAR Proteas players are using the gym facilities for strength and conditioning sessions, hydro pool for recovery and judo dojo for yoga. They and the support staff are also staying...

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