News Archive, Category: Rowing

Tokyo Olympian among high-performing student-athletes to be awarded University of Bath Sporting Scholarships for 2021-22

07 December 2021

Tokyo 2020 Olympian Kate Shortman is among an exciting new intake of University of Bath sporting scholars for the 2021-22 academic year. Shortman, who represented Team GB in the women’s duet event this summer, is joined among the scholars by fellow artistic swimmer Daniella Lloyd. Swimmer Cam Brooker, rower Phoebe Hayden, cricketer Gemma Lane, fencer Louise Sadler, judoka Josh Shipp and sprinter Aleeya Sibbons are the other high-performing student-athletes who have received a cash award...

Quads reach semi-finals during best-ever Henley Royal Regatta for Crew Bath student rowers

15 August 2021

The University of Bath Rowing Club enjoyed its best-ever Henley Royal Regatta with both the men’s and women’s quadruple sculls crews reaching the semi-finals of their events and all the crews featuring in the last eight. Ben Smeeton, Jamie Gare, Angus Pollock and Joe Stobbs made up the men’s quad that beat Oxford University Lightweight Rowing Club by two lengths on Thursday and then overcame a Hinksey Sculling School & Exeter University crew by almost...

2GAB3B1 Tokyo, Japan. 30th July, 2021. Great Britain's Tom Gale celebrates after qualifying in the Men's High Jump at the Athletics competition during the Tokyo Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, July 29, 2021. Photo by Bob Strong/UPI. Credit: UPI/Alamy Live News

Tokyo 2020: Team Bath AC high jumper Tom Gale through to first Olympics final as former Team Bath Tennis ace Marcus Daniell wins historic medal

30 July 2021

Tom Gale will compete in his first Olympic Games final this weekend after the Team Bath AC high jumper impressed in the qualifying rounds during the first morning of athletics at Tokyo 2020. Gale, who has developed his talent at the Team Bath Sports Training Village over the past eight years and is coached by Denis Doyle, produced a season’s best of 2.28m to join 12 other high jumpers who cleared that height in progressing...

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Tokyo 2020: Alumna Anna Hopkin through to first individual Olympics swimming final as Thursday unfolds in Tokyo

29 July 2021

University of Bath alumna Anna Hopkin is through to her debut individual Olympic final in dramatic style. She snatched fourth in her 100m freestyle semi today and made the final by just one hundredth of a second in a time of 53.11 seconds. “I wasn’t sure that the time was going to make it, so when I scraped in eighth I was really happy. I am just glad to get it out the way and...

2G9WCPH Austria's Michaela Polleres and Ireland's Megan Fletcher during the judo elimination round of 32 at Nippon Budokan on the fifth day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Picture date: Wednesday July 28, 2021.

Tokyo 2020: Team Bath judoka past and present compete in Nippon Budokan while rowers enjoy morning of mixed fortunes

28 July 2021

Team Bath Judo’s Megan Fletcher achieved her dream of competing on the Olympic stage when she and University of Bath graduate Gemma Howell contested the women’s -70kg category in the Nippon Budokan at Tokyo 2020 on Wednesday. Team Ireland's Fletcher (pictured) was edged out by Waza-Ari in the dying seconds of her tight-fought opening contest against world number eight Michaela Polleres of Austria, while Sports & Exercise Science graduate Howell’s bout against 2017 World silver-medallist...

Tokyo 2020: How switch from swimming to rowing helped University of Bath graduate Sara Parfett fulfil her Olympic dream

17 July 2021

Sara Parfett arrived at the University of Bath a decade ago with an Olympic dream and is finally set to fulfil it in Tokyo this summer – but not in the sport she envisaged. Parfett was a talented junior swimmer and joined Mark Skimming’s student squad when she began a Biology degree in 2010. However, she also tried her hand at rowing and proved to be a natural, so much so that she successfully trialled...

Helen Glover, Sara Parfett and Vicky Thornley have been named in the Team GB rowing squad for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

History-making Helen Glover, Bath alumna Sara Parfett and returning medallist Vicky Thornley named in Team GB rowing squad for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

09 June 2021

University of Bath alumna Sara Parfett will make her Olympic debut this summer alongside history-making Helen Glover and Rio medallist Vicky Thornley after the trio were today named in the Team GB rowing squad for Tokyo 2020. All three began their rowing careers on the British Rowing World Class Start talent identification and development programme based at the Team Bath Sports Training Village and Minerva Bath RC. Double gold-medallist Glover will become the first British...

Quartet of World-Class Start rowers heading to Lucerne for final World Rowing Cup test before Tokyo Olympic Games

13 May 2021

Four graduates of the successful World-Class Start talent development programme based at the University of Bath will be in action when the GB Rowing Team compete at the World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland from May 21-23. GB's last international competition before the rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games will see London 2012 and Rio 2016 champion Helen Glover continue her comeback to the sport in the GBR1 women's pair with Polly Swann, the duo having won gold at last month's...

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...

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