News Archive, Category: Olympic & Paralympic

Pentathlon GB training in Tokyo ahead of the 2019 World Cup Final

First chance to stake 2020 Olympics claim as Pentathlon GB head to Tokyo test event for World Cup Final

26 June 2019

Pentathlon GB athletes based at the University of Bath will have their first chance to set the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifying standard when they compete in the World Cup Final in Japan this week. The culmination of this year’s UIPM World Cup campaign is doubling as an Olympic test event and the gold medallists in the men’s and women’s individual competition will put themselves firmly in line to return to Tokyo next summer. Mathematics...

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Come and ‘Try Games’ for all at inclusive sporting festival in Bath as community celebrates International Olympic Day

13 June 2019

Team Bath is helping to celebrate this year’s International Olympic Day through teaming up with the organisers of an inclusive sporting festival in Bath to provide everyone with the opportunity to ‘Move, Learn and Discover’. Those are the three pillars of both the Olympic Day movement and the Try Games event, which is taking place at Odd Down Sports Ground from 10am to 3pm on Sunday, June 23. Coaches, students and athletes from Team Bath...

Three sports, three continents, nine medals as University of Bath-based sportspeople enjoy weekend to remember

28 May 2019

It was a brilliant Bank Holiday Weekend for sportspeople based at the University of Bath as they won nine medals, five of them gold, on three continents across three different sports – modern pentathlon, wheelchair fencing and judo. Pentathlon GB athletes continued their fantastic start to a 2019 that includes this summer’s European Championships in Bath (click here to buy tickets) by securing four podium places at the fourth World Cup of the season in...

Jamie Cooke on the shooting range at the 2015 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

Pentathlon GB in great form 75 days before Europe’s elite arrive in Bath to battle for Euro Champs titles and Tokyo Olympic places

21 May 2019

In a week which marks 75 days until the opening of August’s European Modern Pentathlon Championships and Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifying event in Bath, GB’s modern pentathletes have already been in positive form this season. The national squad, which includes World Champion Jamie Cooke and European silver and bronze medallists Kate French and Joe Choong, has won eight international medals since the turn of the year and recorded several top-ten finishes in the World Cup...

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Dual Career pistol shooter Kristian Callaghan named in Team GB squad for Minsk 2019 European Games

21 May 2019

Team Bath Dual Career athlete Kristian Callaghan has been selected to represent Team GB at the Minsk 2019 European Games, taking place in Belarus from June 21-30. The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth bronze-medallist, who is studying a PhD Research Programme in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Bath, is one of two pistol shooters selected for the competition. Team GB will be represented by 101 athletes across 11 sports at the second iteration of...

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

VIDEO: David McNulty on importance of supportive coach-athlete relationship as new positive mental health campaign is launched

16 May 2019

David McNulty, who has guided swimmers to Olympic, World and Commonwealth success during his ten years based at the University of Bath, has given his support to a national campaign promoting positive mental health across the UK’s high-performance system. The education programme, led by UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport (EIS), will be delivered to all 43 UK Sport funded sports and aims to reach all 1,200 athletes on world-class programmes. More than...

Ilaria Brandimarte in the London 2012 Legacy Pool. CREDIT: Monica Almada Gouveia

Illness can’t prevent Team Bath Synchro star Ilaria Brandimarte from earning podium place at Swim England National Champs

01 May 2019

Team Bath Synchro Club’s Ilaria Brandimarte overcame illness to claim a well-earned bronze medal at the Swim England National Synchronised Swimming Championships in Nottingham. The British international, who helped GB win a superb silver medal at the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series in Paris last month, almost pulled out of the nationals after being laid low by a virus the day before competition started. She battled on, though, and while lacking the energy to perform...

London calling as multi-medallist Stephanie Millward earns GB selection for 2019 World Para-Swimming Championships

30 April 2019

University of Bath-based swimming champion Stephanie Millward has been selected to represent British Swimming at the 2019 World Para-Swimming Championships taking place in London this September. The Rio 2016 Paralympic double gold-medallist, who trains with Team Bath AS in the London 2012 Legacy Pool, will be competing in her third World Championships having won 11 medals – four of them gold – on her previous appearances at Eindhoven in 2010 and Montreal in 2013. It...

Sporting scholar Tom Dean among super seven University of Bath-based swimmers in British squad for World Championships

24 April 2019

Mechanical Engineering student Tom Dean is among seven University of Bath-based swimmers who have been selected in the British Swimming squad for this summer’s World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. MJ Church Ambassador Dean, who is also supported by a Bill Whiteley Sports Scholarship as he balances sport and study at the highest level, joins reigning World Champions James Guy and Calum Jarvis – a Sports Performance graduate – in the 25-strong squad. World and...

Sochi 2014 Olympic bronze medal finally confirmed for British four-man bobsleigh team

29 March 2019

Four more athletes who trained at the University of Bath have joined the ranks of Olympic medalists after John Jackson’s four-man bobsleigh crew were upgraded to the bronze-medal position at Sochi 2014. Jackson, Stu Benson, Bruce Tasker and Joel Fearon originally finished fifth in Russia five years ago, just 11 hundredths of a second outside the medal spots at the sport’s showpiece event. The subsequent disqualification of the home nation’s gold-medal winning and fourth-placed sleds...

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