Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
History-making athletes who train, study or studied at the University of Bath finished the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games with a fantastic 33 medals between them– seven gold, 17 silver and nine bronze.
Leading the way with seven medals was Bill Whiteley Sporting Scholar Tom Dean, whose one gold and six silver made him Team England’s most decorated athlete at a single Commonwealth Games.
His success was part of an incredible 25-medal haul in the Sandwell Aquatics Centre for British Swimming Performance Centre Bath athletes coached by David McNulty. Backstroke specialist Brodie Williams won two gold and a silver, his first senior international medals, and James Guy secured a super six podium placings. Freya Anderson, Luke Turley, Ed Mildred and Jacob Peters also won medals for Team England, as did alumna Anna Hopkin, while there was a golden double for University of Bath Swimming Club‘s Ben Proud in the 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly.
Away from the pool, there was a first-ever athletics medal for Guernsey from Sports Performance alumnus Alastair Chalmers in the 400m hurdles, plus two brilliant judo medals for Team Bath’s Rhys Thompson and Sports & Exercise Science alumna Gemma Howell.
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In total there were 37 sportspeople who train, study or studied at the University of Bath who competed at Birmingham 2022, across nine different sports – athletics, badminton, cycling, hockey, judo, netball, rugby 7s, swimming and triathlon – and representing seven different countries or territories – England, Wales, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man and South Africa. Click here to see a full list of selected athletes.
Among them was Team Bath Netball star Layla Guscoth, who had the honour of sending the Queen’s Baton Relay on its way around the world from her home city of Birmingham in October 2021. The Baton visited the city of Bath on 5th July 2022 with the baton bearers including Pentathlon GB‘s Olympic gold-medallist Kate French, University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport inductee Stephanie Millward and former Team Bath Netball player/coach Lois Jackson.
Roll of honour
|GOLD (7)||SILVER (17)||BRONZE (9)|
|TOM DEAN (swimming, England) – men’s 4x100m medley relay||FREYA ANDERSON (swimming, England) – mixed 4x100m freestyle relay; women’s 4x100m freestyle relay||FREYA ANDERSON (swimming, England) – women’s 4x200m freestyle relay; mixed 4x100m medley relay|
|JAMES GUY (swimming, England) – men’s 4x100m medley relay||TOM DEAN (swimming, England) – 100m freestyle; 200m freestyle; 200m individual medley; mixed 4x100m freestyle relay; men’s 4x100m freestyle relay; men’s 4x200m freestyle relay||JAMES GUY (swimming, England) – 200m butterfly; mixed 4x100m medley relay|
|JACOB PETERS (swimming, England) – men’s 4x100m medley relay**||JAMES GUY (swimming, England) – 100m butterfly; men’s 4x100m freestyle relay; men’s 4x200m freestyle relay||ED MILDRED (swimming, England) – mixed 4x100m medley relay**|
|BEN PROUD (swimming, England) – 50m butterfly, 50m freestyle||ED MILDRED (swimming, England) – mixed 4x100m freestyle relay**; men’s 4x100m freestyle relay**||LUKE TURLEY (swimming, England) – 1500m freestyle|
|BRODIE WILLIAMS (swimming, England) – 200m backstroke, men’s 4x100m medley relay||BRODIE WILLIAMS (swimming, England) – 100m backstroke||ANNA HOPKIN* (swimming, England) – women’s 4x100m medley relay|
|ANNA HOPKIN* (swimming, England) – mixed 4x100m freestyle relay; women’s 4x100m freestyle relay||RHYS THOMPSON (judo, England) – men’s -100kg|
|GEMMA HOWELL* (judo, England) – women’s -63kg||ALASTAIR CHALMERS* (athletics, Guernsey) – men’s 400m hurdles|
* University of Bath alumni ** Competed in heats
Daily competition round-ups
- Day 1: Swimmers secure silver at end of busy first day of Commonwealth Games competition for University of Bath-based athletes
- Day 2: Six medals for University of Bath swimmers during a super Saturday of Commonwealth Games competition
- Day 3: Bath-based swimmers James Guy and Freya Anderson bag bronze brace at Commonwealth Games
- Day 4: Two more silvers for Tom Dean and another for James Guy as Bath swimmers add to Commonwealth Games medal haul
- Day 5: Birmingham 2022: Brodie Williams is Commonwealth champion on another medal-laden day for Bath-associated athletes at Birmingham 2022
- Day 6: Gold caps magnificent seven for record-breaker Tom Dean as Bath swimmers finish Commonwealth Games with 27 medals
- Day 7: Team Bath’s Imogen Allison makes big impact as England netball defeat Silver Ferns and top group at Commonwealth Games
- Day 8/9: Bath graduate Alastair Chalmers makes athletics history for Guernsey but netballers miss out on Birmingham 2022 final
- Day 10: Magnificent 33-medal haul for University of Bath-associated athletes as Commonwealth Games come to a close
Commonwealth Games previews
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- Economics student Abi Galpin among trio of Bath-associated athletes hitting the track for Guernsey at Commonwealth Games
- University of Bath swimming students targeting national records with Cyprus and Gibraltar at Commonwealth Games
- Bath students past and present excited for home rugby 7s opportunity with Team England at Commonwealth Games
- Team Bath Netball stars hoping to make more history with defending champs England at Commonwealth Games
- British Swimming stars return to international stage as Commonwealth Games continues busy summer of competition
- Sixteen years of dedicated work pays off for Gregg Varey as Team Bath judoka prepares for Commonwealth Games debut