News Archive, Category: Rowing

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...

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...

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