News Archive, Category: Olympic & Paralympic

Sporting scholar Tom Dean explains how elite swimmers are staying safe on their return to training at University of Bath

29 June 2020

Face masks, temperature checks, individual changing areas and designated lanes - those are just some of the things that have become the 'new normal' for University of Bath sporting scholar Tom Dean and his British Swimming colleagues since their return to training at the Sports Training Village. The Bill Whiteley Sporting Scholar, who is taking a year out from studying Mechanical Engineering at the University to focus on the Tokyo Olympics, is among a handful...

From Team Bath to Team GB – Georgina Harland named as Chef de Mission for Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games

01 June 2020

Georgina Harland, who won an Olympic medal while training at the University of Bath, has been appointed as Team GB’s Chef de Mission for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games. In doing so, the former modern pentathlete becomes the first ever female Chef de Mission for Great Britain and Northern Ireland at an Olympic Games. Harland, who won bronze at Athens 2004 while training with Pentathlon GB at the University’s Sports Training Village, will take...

The Big Sports Quiz – Questions and Answers

19 May 2020

We’d like to say a big thank you to all of you that have been following along and attempting our Big Sports Quiz questions. For all of you wanting to check your scores here is a complete list of the questions we have put out and their corresponding answers. Want to get competitive? Why not tweet us @TeamBath on twitter with your scores to let us know how you did? If you're passionate about your...

Dave McNulty in front of the new video monitors in the London 2012 Legacy Pool

British Swimming National Centre Bath’s David McNulty and Tom Dean reflect with Jazz Carlin on adapting to lockdown

04 May 2020

Swimmer Jazz Carlin, who won two Olympic medals while training at the University of Bath, has been catching up with former coach David McNulty and student-athlete Tom Dean to see how they are coping and adapting during the lockdown. The British Swimming National Centre Bath squad, who use the Sports Training Village’s Olympic-sized pool and high-performance gym for their training, should have been honing their preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at this time....

Joe Choong celebrates as he wins gold at the 2019 Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final in Tokyo. Picture credit: UIPM / Nuno Goncalves

Good news for Pentathlon GB stars as qualification process is finalised for rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games

02 May 2020

Pentathlon GB athletes based at the University of Bath will have until mid-June of 2021 to set the qualification standard for the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Joe Choong, Jamie Cooke and Kate French – who had already met the qualification criteria through their performances in 2019 – have also been told they remain eligible for Team GB selection under the new guidelines set out by the UIPM, modern pentathlon’s international governing body. Under the...

World medallist Freya Anderson among five new faces joining British Swimming National Centre at University of Bath

21 April 2020

World, European and Commonwealth medallist Freya Anderson is among five Olympic hopefuls joining the British Swimming National Centre based at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Nineteen-year-old freestyler Anderson will be coached full-time by David McNulty after spending time in Bath over the past 12 months as part of a phased transition from her current club, Ellesmere College. “I’m really excited to get going in Bath and it’s a really good environment down there...

Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games officially rescheduled for summer of 2021

01 April 2020

Sportspeople training at the University of Bath have new target dates to work towards after the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games were officially rescheduled for the summer of 2021. The Olympic Games will now take place between July 23 and August 8, 2021 ,while the Paralympic Games have been rearranged for August 24 to September 5, 2021. The Games have been moved from this year due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjd_hH0QX8o

Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games logos

Decision to postpone Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games welcomed by sporting bodies based at University of Bath

24 March 2020

The decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Games until the summer of 2021 has been welcomed by athletes and sport national governing bodies who train at the University of Bath. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Japanese Government took the decision on Tuesday in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it has had on athletes’ training and preparation. Sara Heath, CEO of Pentathlon GB whose national training centre...

Winter’s training produces early results as Bath-based triathlete Vicky Holland wins gold at Mooloolaba World Cup in Australia

15 March 2020

Triathlete Vicky Holland said she was pleased to see her winter’s training at the University of Bath produce some early success as she claimed victory in the Mooloolaba World Cup in Australia. In what proved to be the last event before World Triathlon announced the suspension of all races until the end of April, Holland – who trains with British Triathlon’s Bath National Performance Centre – produced a strong performance before pulling away from compatriot...

Jo Muir conquers Cairo as Pentathlon GB ace claims first World Cup title and second gold of Tokyo 2020 Olympic year

01 March 2020

University of Bath graduate Jo Muir took another giant step closer to securing a Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification place as she won a thrilling gold at the first World Cup of the year in Cairo, Egypt. The Pentathlon GB athlete, fresh from winning the women’s title at the Budapest Indoor competition, impressed throughout the day before excelling in the run-shoot where she surged from sixth to first and then held off Russia’s Uliana Batashova to...

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