News Archive, Category: Olympic & Paralympic

MJ Church sporting ambassador Dave King, March 2017

King and Gale backed nationally as Tokyo potential

10 November 2017

Hurdler Dave King and high-jumper Tom Gale are amongst a cohort of University of Bath-based athletes who emerged onto British Athletics’ lottery-supported list for the 2018 season, announced today. They are part of the World Class Performance Programme which is funded by the National Lottery and organised with the aim of success at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. King, an MJ Church Ambassador, broke through and won World Championships selection last year and...

100 days to go – slider Dom Parsons feeling in good shape as PyeongChang 2018 gets ever closer

01 November 2017

With just 100 days to go until the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, University of Bath student Dom Parsons says he is in a good place physically and mentally for a massive skeleton season ahead. Parsons is on track for his second Olympic Games after once again being selected in British Skeleton’s World Cup squad for 2017-18, with the first race taking place at Lake Placid in New York on November 9. He has been...

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Olympic champ heads British skeleton World Cup squad as PyeongChang Winter Olympics season starts

17 October 2017

Olympic Champion Lizzy Yarnold heads a six-strong team of University of Bath-based skeleton sliders selected for the opening World Cup races of the 2017-18 season in North America. With the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games now less than four months away, Yarnold will start the build-up to the defence of her title alongside World Cup medalist Laura Deas and Youth Olympic Champion Ashleigh Pittaway. Mechanical Engineering PhD student Dom Parsons, who is currently ranked number...

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...

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