News Archive, Category: Olympic & Paralympic

James Guy swimming in the London 2012 Legacy Pool, January 2017

Two medals in one hour for James Guy as Bath-based swimmers end European Championships on a high

10 August 2018

James Guy won his third relay gold of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships on Thursday, just an hour after the University of Bath-based swimmer had deservedly earned his first individual medal in the pool. Fellow British Swimming National Centre Bath swimmer Siobhan-Marie O’Connor also got on the podium to wrap up an excellent week of competition for GB at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre. Guy, part of the successful men’s 4x200m freestyle and mixed 4x100m...

Eilidh Doyle won 400m bronze at the 2018 World Indoor Championships in Birmingham

Eilidh Doyle and Leon Reid through to finals at Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships

09 August 2018

University of Bath-based athletes Eilidh Doyle and Leon Reid booked places in their respective finals with impressive performances at the Berlin 2018 European Championships on Wednesday. Doyle, competing in a record-equalling fifth Europeans, won her 400m hurdles semi-final in 55.16 to qualify as fourth-fastest overall for Friday’s final (7.50pm). She is coached by Brian Doyle at the Sports Training Village. Biochemistry graduate Kirsten McAslan gained valuable international experience as she raced in the second semi-final,...

PyeongChang 2018 skeleton athletes Jerry Rice, Laura Deas, Dom Parsons and Jackie Narracott with British Skeleton Performance Advisor Andi Schmid at the 2018 Blues Awards

Andi Schmid steps down as British Skeleton Performance Director after 17 years of outstanding success

08 August 2018

Andi Schmid is stepping down from his role as British Skeleton Performance Director after an outstanding 17-year tenure that saw him guide sliders to seven medals at five Winter Olympic Games from their training base at the University of Bath. A former World Champion slider for his native Austria, Schmid took over the role in 2001 and helped to build and foster a training environment that has established British Skeleton as a powerhouse in the...

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor targeting another international medal as James Guy narrowly misses out at Glasgow 2018

08 August 2018

University of Bath-based Siobhan-Marie O’Connor will be looking to win the fourth European Championships medal of her career when she races in the 200m individual medley final at Glasgow 2018 today (Wednesday). O’Connor, coached by Dave McNulty at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, was the fastest qualifier for the final, winning her semi-final on Tuesday in 2:09.80. The final, taking place at 5.39pm, will once again see Commonwealth champion O’Connor line up against Katinka Hosszu,...

James Guy, Adam Peaty, Freya Anderson and Georgia Davies won mixed 4x100m medley relay gold at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships

James Guy aiming for third medal in three days after completing golden double at Glasgow 2018 European Championships

07 August 2018

University of Bath-based swimmer James Guy was part of a record-breaking gold-medal success for the second time in 24 hours as he helped Britain to mixed 4x100m medley relay success at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships on Monday. Fresh from qualifying second fastest for Tuesday’s individual 200m freestyle final in 1:46.44, British Swimming National Centre Bath ace Guy teamed up with Georgia Davies, Adam Peaty and Freya Anderson to take the relay victory in a...

James Guy (left) and Calum Jarvis (right) won 4x200m freestyle gold with Great Britain at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships

National Centre Bath swimmers Calum Jarvis and James Guy help GB to relay gold at Glasgow 2018 European Champions

05 August 2018

University of Bath-based Calum Jarvis and James Guy helped GB strike gold in the 4x200m freestyle relay on a super Sunday night for British Swimming at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships. Sports Performance graduate Jarvis got the final off to a strong start as he finished the first leg in second place before handing over to Duncan Scott who, fresh from winning 100m freestyle silver earlier in the evening, forged into the lead. Tom Dean...

Leon Reid with his 200m bronze medal from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

“Well worth the wait” – Leon Reid cleared to race for Ireland at Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships

03 August 2018

University of Bath-based sprinter Leon Reid will be running in the Berlin 2018 European Championships next week after his protracted transfer of allegiance from Great Britain to Ireland was approved today (Friday). Bath-born Reid, coached by James Hillier at the University’s Sports Training Village, has been in limbo for the past two-and-a-half years after the IAAF put a freeze on international transfers shortly after he had made his application. He was unable to compete at...

Plenty of University of Bath interest as first combined European Championships take place in Glasgow and Berlin

01 August 2018

Fifteen University of Bath-based athletes and a further five graduates will be representing Great Britain across five sports when the inaugural combined European Championships take place in Glasgow and Berlin from August 2-12. The multi-sport event, which will be staged every four years, has been designed to raise the profile of the existing continental championships in athletics, aquatics, cycling, gymnastics, rowing and triathlon, as well as a new golf team championship. Among the 4,500 sportspeople...

(From left) Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz, Megan Fletcher, coach Juergen Klinger, Gregg Varey, Ben Fletcher and Rhys Thompson during a three-week judo training camp in Japan, July 2018

Two years to go – aspiring Tokyo 2020 Olympic judoka head to Japan for training camp

24 July 2018

With exactly two years to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games get under way, Team Bath judoka aspiring to compete in Japan have been to the home of their sport for a productive three-week training camp. Head Coach Juergen Klinger travelled to Tokyo with Rio 2016 Olympian Ben Fletcher, an ambassador for Team Bath partners MJ Church, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games champion Megan Fletcher, Gregg Varey, Rhys Thompson and King Sporting Scholar Prica Awiti-Alcaraz,...

Double Olympian and University of Bath graduate Andrew Willis announces retirement from swimming

20 July 2018

Double Olympian Andrew Willis has today announced his retirement from swimming. The University of Bath Chemical Engineering graduate is one of the most experienced and longest-serving swimmers in the successful British Swimming National Centre Bath programme, having trained with David McNulty at the Sports Training Village since beginning his studies in 2009. During that time he reached two Olympic 200m breaststroke finals, at London 2012 and Rio 2016 where he missed out on a medal...

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