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London calling as table-topping Team Bath Netball head into second half of 2021 Superleague season excited for challenge ahead

21 April 2021

Team Bath Netball head into the second half of the 2021 Vitality Superleague season this weekend excited to build on their impressive work so far and buzzing for the challenge ahead. Anna Stembridge, Superleague Head Coach for the Haines Watts-sponsored Blue & Gold, has been pleased with her highly-talented squad’s individual and collective performances so far following 10 wins from their opening 11 matches. As the action moves from Wakefield to London’s Copper Box Arena...

Tom Dean, Freya Anderson, James Guy, Kieran Bird, Brodie Williams, Jacob Peters and Matt Richards at the 2021 British Swimming Olympic Trials

Magnificent seven set for Tokyo Olympics after setting qualification standard during outstanding British Swimming Selection Trials

19 April 2021

Seven swimmers who train at the University of Bath are set to represent Team GB at this summer's Tokyo Olympics after an outstanding week of racing at the British Swimming Selection Trials in London. Freya Anderson, Kieran Bird, Tom Dean, James Guy, Jacob Peters, Matt Richards and Brodie Williams all met the qualification standard of both swimming inside the Olympic consideration time for their events and finishing in the top two in their finals, as...

Gold for Joe Choong and first World Cup medal for Francesca Summers as Pentathlon GB continue excellent 2021 form in Sofia

18 April 2021

Pentathlon GB athletes based at the University of Bath took their UIPM World Cup medal haul for the 2021 season to a super six this weekend as Joe Choong and Francesca Summers won gold and silver respectively in Sofia, Bulgaria. Mathematics graduate Choong found the consistency he had been looking for in the previous two World Cups as he impressed across all disciplines – swimming, fencing, riding and the combined run-shoot – to stay in...

Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz (left) won silver for Mexico at the 2021 Panamerican Senior Judo Championships

Super silver at Panamerican Senior Championships in Mexico moves Team Bath Judo’s Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz closer to Tokyo Olympics

16 April 2021

Team Bath judoka Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz recorded the best result of her international career to date – and gained more all-important Tokyo Olympic qualification points – when she won silver at the Panamerican Senior Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico this morning. Awiti-Alcaraz, a University of Bath Sports Performance alumna and member of the High Performance Judo squad at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, had been a doubt for the championships with a shoulder injury. However, she...

Freya Anderson, Kieran Bird and James Guy set Tokyo Olympic standard during great start to British Swimming Selection Trials

16 April 2021

Freya Anderson, Kieran Bird and James Guy all swam inside the Tokyo Olympic consideration time as University of Bath-based swimmers made an excellent start to the British Swimming Selection Trials at London’s Aquatic Centre. Anderson, coached by David McNulty at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, was the first swimmer to set the standard at the Trials on Wednesday as she won the women’s 200m freestyle in 1:56.80 – well inside the consideration time of...

Pentathlon GB’s Jamie Cooke and Joe Choong looking for ‘competition craft’ and consistency as World Cup campaign continues

15 April 2021

Jamie Cooke and Joe Choong are hoping the pieces of the modern pentathlon ‘jigsaw puzzle’ start to fall into place this weekend when they compete in the third UIPM World Cup of a busy month. Just days after the second competition of the season concluded in Sofia, Pentathlon GB’s athletes - who train at the University of Bath - go again in the Bulgarian capital with the women’s qualifiers today (Thursday) and the men in...

Jo Muir, Kate French and Francesca Summers at the World Cup in Budapest, Hungary in March 2021

100 days to Tokyo: Kate French reflects on super start to Olympic season for herself and Pentathlon GB team-mates

14 April 2021

With 100 days to the Tokyo Olympic Games, Pentathlon GB’s women have been showing fantastic form on the international stage – no more so than University of Bath alumna Kate French. The Rio 2016 Olympian smashed the women’s pentathlon fencing world record on her way to gold at the UIPM World Cup in Budapest last month, then followed that up with silver in Sofia last week. While her compatriots go again at another World Cup...

100 days to Tokyo: Vicky Holland pleased with Olympic prep after different but productive winter of training at Team Bath STV

14 April 2021

There are exactly 100 days to go until the rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games finally begin and triathlete Vicky Holland believes she is on the right track after a very different but productive winter of training in Bath. The Rio 2016 bronze-medallist, who has already been named in the Team GB squad for this summer’s Games, would normally spend some of the cold, dark months on warm-weather camps overseas and competing abroad but the global pandemic...

100 days to Tokyo: Euro Champs are next step on road to Olympics for Team Bath judoka Megan Fletcher after a year like no other

14 April 2021

“No athletes have had to qualify for an Olympics during a global pandemic before and I know if I get to Tokyo I will have really achieved something.” After a qualification period unlike any other, the finish line is coming into sight for Team Bath judoka Megan Fletcher with just 100 days to go until the delayed Tokyo Olympic Games finally get under way. Her place in the Ireland squad isn’t confirmed yet but she...

Freya Anderson excited to put hard work into practice as Bath-based swimmers target Olympic places at British Swimming Selection Trials

13 April 2021

Freya Anderson says she is excited to finally be competing for Tokyo Olympic qualification as University of Bath-based swimmers head to the London Aquatics Centre for this week’s British Swimming Selection Trials. World, European and Commonwealth medallist Anderson is among 18 swimmers based at the Team Bath Sports Training Village taking part in the Trials, with places in the Team GB squad for this summer’s rescheduled Olympic Games the ultimate prize. Anderson joined the British...

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