News Archive, Category: Rowing

Helen Glover and Polly Swann with their 2021 European Rowing Championships women's pair gold medals

Helen Glover makes triumphant return to competition by striking gold with Polly Swann at European Rowing Championships

11 April 2021

Former Team Bath-based rower Helen Glover made a winning return to the international stage when she and Polly Swann claimed women’s pair gold at the 2021 European Rowing Championships in Varese, Italy. Vicky Thornley also won silver in the women’s single scull and University of Bath alumna Sara Parfett narrowly missed out on a medal as the women’s eight finished fourth during an impressive return to competition by the GB Rowing Team who last raced...

Returning Olympic Champ Helen Glover among former University of Bath-based rowers named in GB squad for European Champs

31 March 2021

History-chasing Helen Glover will race competitively for the first time since winning gold at Rio 2016 when she represents the GB Rowing Team at the 2021 European Championships in Varese, Italy next week. The double Olympic Champion, who returned to training earlier this year, is one of three rowers who learnt their trade on the British Rowing World-Class Start Programme at the University of Bath to have been selected, along with fellow Olympic medallist Vicky...

Crew Bath’s Imy Bantick cooks up World Rowing Indoor Championships success in her kitchen as she wins global title

24 February 2021

University of Bath student Imy Bantick struck gold at the 2021 World Rowing Indoor Championships today – all while competing in her own kitchen. Imy, who studies Sport & Exercise Science and rows for the Crew Bath student rowing club, completed 2km on her home rowing machine in 7mins 22.3secs to claim victory in the U23 Lightweight Women’s race ahead of competitors from Hong Kong, Tunisia, France, Canada and the United States. Tuesday’s race was...

Double Olympic champ Helen Glover seeking to make more history as mum of three targets Tokyo Games after returning to rowing

28 January 2021

Double Olympic champion Helen Glover, who began her celebrated rowing career training at Team Bath, has announced her return to the sport as she seeks to compete at this summer’s rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Games. Glover, who first began rowing on the British Rowing World-Class Start Programme in Bath in 2008, last competed internationally in the women’s pair final at Rio 2016 where she and University of Bath graduate Heather Stanning successfully defended the historic title...

Rowing alumna Becky Wilde “passionate about enabling positive change in student sport” as she takes on new TASS role

04 October 2020

University of Bath alumna Becky Wilde has been appointed as the new chair of the TASS Athletes’ Advisory Group (TAAG). Wilde, who graduated in Sports & Social Sciences this summer, was supported by TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme) as she combined her studies with being part of the GB Rowing Team Start programme based at the Team Bath Sports Training Village. Now she is looking forward to helping others benefit from that support in her...

Fantastic four University of Bath student-athletes among finalists for 2020 TASS Stars Awards

19 August 2020

Four high-achieving University of Bath student-athletes have been shortlisted as finalists in the 2020 TASS [Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme] Stars Awards. Sports Performance student Tim Nurse, who is supported by a King Sporting Scholarship, is in contention for the overall Athlete of the Year honour after another outstanding season on the hockey field for the University of Bath, Team Bath Buccaneers, Great Britain and England. Buchan Jones Scholar Ben Jones, who graduated in Chemistry this...

Celebrating the Class of 2020 as graduating student-athletes reflect on academic and sporting success at University of Bath

29 July 2020

An outstanding group of high-performing student-athletes have been reflecting on their years of combining their dual passions of sport and education at the University of Bath as they mark the conclusion of their undergraduate degree courses. The support of the Team Bath Dual Career programme and scholarship funding, courtesy of the University’s generous alumni and benefactors, has helped them juggle the twin demands of studying at one of the best universities in the country while...

From lacrosse to rowing – student-athlete Immy Macdonald makes international transition with Team Bath Dual Career support

12 March 2020

Team Bath Dual Career student-athlete Immy Macdonald has gained her first taste of international rowing after competing in Paris at the 2020 World Rowing Indoor Championships. The Sports Performance student has been training for less than a year with the University of Bath-based GB Rowing Team World Class Start programme after making the transition from lacrosse. She was supported on her trip to Paris by the Team Bath Elite Athlete Fund. Here Immy writes about...

Heather Stanning with her Rio 2016 Olympic Games gold medal at the University of Bath

Double Olympic Champion Heather Stanning encouraging people to support Row Britannia for Sport Relief challenge at STV

03 March 2020

Heather Stanning, patron of Bath University Boat Club and double Olympic gold medallist, is encouraging everyone at the University of Bath to get involved in Row Britannia for Sport Relief this week. Students, staff and customers are being invited to hop onto the indoor rowing machines set up on the public concourse in the Sports Training Village and row for as long as they can, with the aim of covering a cumulative total of 2,020...

VIDEO: Team Bath sportspeople step up countdown to Tokyo 2020 as a new Olympic and Paralympic year dawns

01 January 2020

2020 is here and with it the dawn of a new Olympic and Paralympic year for sportspeople based at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Athletes across a host of sports - including judo, modern pentathlon, swimming, track and field, triathlon and wheelchair fencing - and nationalities are bidding to represent their countries at the Tokyo 2020 Games, which take place this summer. They are also looking to emulate the success of some of...

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