News Archive, Category: Olympic & Paralympic

University of Bath-based swimming medallists named in Team England squad for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

04 October 2017

University of Bath-based trio Andrew Willis, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and James Guy are among the first group of swimmers to be selected by Team England for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. All three are part of the successful high-performance British Swimming National Centre at the Sports Training Village and all won medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. O’Connor – coached by David McNulty in the London 2012 Legacy Pool – enjoyed a particularly successful...

University of Bath named as Sports University of the Year in Good University Guide 2018

22 September 2017

The University of Bath has been named as the UK’s top sports university in the influential The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. The award is based on the quality of its world-class sporting facilities, the performance of its student sports teams and the ranking of its sports-related subjects, with Sports Science also topping the Guide’s ranking table for the subject. Vice-Chancellor & President of the University of Bath, Professor Dame Glynis...

Alex Greaves, Ed Nightingale, Zoe Clark and Enya Dale with their K4 200m bronze medal at the 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival. CREDIT: Gyor 2017.

From Team Bath Futures Academy to Team GB podium place for rising canoe sprint star Ed Nightingale

01 August 2017

Team Bath Futures Academy athlete Ed Nightingale helped Team GB win their first-ever canoeing medals at a European Youth Olympic Festival when he represented his country with distinction in Gyor, Hungary.  The 15-year-old, from Trowbridge, teamed up with Enya Dale, Zoe Clark and Alex Greaves to claim third place in Sunday’s K4 200m final, having earlier knocked out the host nation in the semi-finals. Nightingale also set a new personal best in the K1 200m...

29305 Honorary Degree Jason Gardener MBE and Amy Williams MBE 23 June 2017. Amy Williams and Jason Gardener are awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa. Orator is Stepehn Baddeley of the STV and Prof Simone Fullagar for Amy and Jason respectively. Client: Gail Gillespie - Corp Comms Events

Olympic champs Amy Williams and Jason Gardener receive honorary degrees from University of Bath

23 June 2017

Olympic Gold medallists Amy Williams MBE and Jason Gardener MBE were today awarded honorary degrees from the University of Bath. Amy, who won gold in the women’s Skeleton event at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, has been honoured in recognition of her distinguished sporting career as a skeleton racer. Jason, known as the Bath Bullet, is an Olympic Gold Medallist, World and European Indoor Champion and has been honoured in recognition of his distinguished sporting...

Take part in the Olympic Day Run at Sports Training Village on Friday

19 June 2017

The annual Olympic Day Run will once again be taking place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village this week - and all are invited to take part. The run, which celebrates International Olympic Day, will get under way at 12noon on Friday (June 23) and will be started by Olympic Champions Amy Williams and Jason Gardener, who are being presented with honorary degrees by the University of Bath later that afternoon. Participants can...

Mathematics student Joe Choong, of Pentathlon GB, outside the University of Bath library

Olympian Joe Choong to make first World Cup appearance of 2017

24 May 2017

Bath student Joe Choong, an MJ Church ambassador, will make his World Cup return at this week’s event in Drzonkow, Poland, his first World Cup appearance since finishing 4th in Rome at the beginning of April 2016. The Rio Olympian took time out from training to concentrate on his Mathematics degree at the University of Bath over the winter before returning to international action with an impressive 5th place finish at the German Open Championships last month....

MJ Church Ambassador and Olympian Joe Choong in action

Jogging meets Star Wars as Bath hosts first-ever Laser Run

23 May 2017

Laser Run is the thrilling finale to every Modern Pentathlon competition, especially at the Olympic Games, and Team Bath is delighted to be hosting the first in a brand new national series of this event where jogging meets Star Wars for people of all ages from nine upwards. The event, called the Laser City Tour Series, takes place on Sunday 4th June at the Sports Training Village, during the overall British Modern Pentathlon Championships before...

University of Bath Festival 2017

What a day! Thousands enjoy family fun at first-ever University of Bath Festival

06 May 2017

More than 8,000 people enjoyed an action-packed day of family fun when the University of Bath celebrated its 50th anniversary by staging its first-ever community Festival. There were activities across the Claverton Down campus, including the Active Zone at the £30million Sports Training Village where visitors got to try out 15 different sports and take on a Mini Olympics challenge. Team Bath Netball Superleague stars Shantal Slater and Vangelee Williams staged a shooting challenge and...

Peter Scott receives the Sports Personality of the Year award from HRH The Earl of Wessex at the 2017 Blues Awards

Hockey star Peter Scott named Sports Personality of the Year at annual Blues Awards

04 May 2017

England hockey international Peter Scott was named as the University of Bath’s Sports Personality of the Year at a Blues Awards ceremony attended by HRH The Earl of Wessex. Sports Performance student Scott, a Trendell Sports Scholar who made his senior England debut in March, topped a poll of Students’ Union Sport members from a shortlist that also included tennis player Emma Hurst and judoka Jan Gosiewski and Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz. Scott was presented with his...

Bartu (second left) at Tuesday's degree ceremony

Pentathlon GB performance director Jan Bartu awarded Honorary Doctorate by University of Bath

22 March 2017

Jan Bartu, one of the longest-serving and most consistently successful performance directors in British sport, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Bath. Bartu has built and then led the PentathlonGB Performance programme, based at the University since 1998, and supported athletes to win a total of five Olympic medals, including a gold from Steph Cook at the Sydney 2000 Games. Already a member of the University’s Hall of Fame, Bartu received...

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