Selected athletes

An impressive 72 athletes with University of Bath links were selected to compete at Glasgow 2014.

However, Lee Merrien, Ben Fletcher and Eloise Laity suffered injuries in the build-up to the Games and did not compete.

View selected athletes by sport:

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Athletics

Eilidh Child (Scotland)

Event: 400m hurdles, 4x400m relay

Eilidh was the first Bath-based athlete selected to compete at Glasgow 2014.

She featured in the first group of Team Scotland athlete announcements on the strength of a strong 2013 season.

It gives her the opportunity to compete at her second home Games in as many years after the Olympics of London 2012.

Lawrence Clarke (England)

Lawrence Clarke. Photo: Sam FarrEvent: 110m hurdles

Lawrence has established himself as one of Britain’s top hurdlers, producing some terrific displays at the London 2012 Olympic Games to finish just outside the medals in fourth place.

Two years earlier he collected bronze at the Delhi Commonwealth Games – he was part of an England one-two-three behind Andy Turner and William Sharman.

Coached by Malcolm Arnold, the Old Etonian has a degree in Theology from Bristol University, he began studying for an MSc in Management at the University of Bath in September 2013.

The BBC spoke to Lawrence as he got ready for the Games.

Emily Diamond (England)

Event: 4 x 400m relay

Emily took up athletics while at school in Bristol and now trains here at the University of Bath, returning to her former coach Dan Cossins after graduating from Loughborough University.

Emily was a shock inclusion in the Olympic 4x400m relay after her surprise fourth-place finish at the trials in Birmingham.

She had never run competitively over 400m until 2012 and had just 11 races over the distance to her name prior to her breakthrough at the trials.

She’ll be looking to build on that experience in Glasgow.

Tom Druce (Guernsey)

Tom Druce

Tom took up athletics seriously in 2003 after taking part in school from age 10. His most successful season at 800m was in 2005 as a junior, but illness and injury issues saw him focus his attention on 400m, earning him a place a two Commonwealth Games. Previously he has competed for Guernsey at the Delhi games of 2010 in the 400m and 4x400m relay and will be running again at Glasgow 2014.

 

Dai Greene (Wales)

Dai GreeneThe former world champion hurdler will get the chance to defend his Commonwealth title at Glasgow 2014 after being selected to represent Wales.

Dai transferred to train at the University of Bath in 2009 to link up with Malcolm Arnold, UK Athletics’ highly experienced National Event Coach – Hurdles.

European Championship gold followed in Barcelona in August 2010 and he collected Commonwealth gold for Wales in Delhi in October 2010.

Kirsten McAslan (Scotland)

Kirsten McAslan (photo: Sam Farr)Kirsten is a talented young 400m runner and combines training with studying for a Biochemsitry degree at the University of Bath.

After a good season, Kirsten was named in the GB 4 x 400m relay squad for the 2013 World Championships in Moscow. She didn’t take part in the Russian capital but will be following in the footsteps of her mum, then Fiona Hargreaves, who represented Scotland at 400m the last time it hosted the Commonwealths at Edinburgh in 1986.

Lee Merrien (Guernsey)

Event: Marathon (Withdrawn through injury)

Lee MerrienLee graduated from the University of Bath with an HND in Coach Education and Sports Performance in 2004.

The Guernsey-based athlete was the first British runner home at the 2012 London Marathon, finishing in 17th in a personal best time of 2:13.41.

He was selected to compete in the marathon in what would be his fourth Commonwealth Games

However, Lee suffered a stress fracture in his back in June which sadly forced him out of the Glasgow event.

Marilyn Okoro (England)

Marilyn made some of her breakthrough performances while training at the University of Bath.

She combined training with studying for a degree in French and Politics, graduating in 2007, and went on to establish herself as one of Britain’s top 800m runner at a highly competitive time for British women’s middle distance running.

Her achievements have included a bronze medal over 800m at the 2005 World University Games in Turkey and 4x400m relay bronzes at the 2007 World Championships and the 2010 Eurppean Championships.

She was selected as a member of the GB team at both the Beijing 2008 and the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Sophie Papps (England)

Event: 4 x 100m relay, 100m

Sprinter Sophie trains here at the University of Bath under the watchful eye of Dan Cossins.

A hugely promising young athlete, she’s already represented Great Britain and Northern Ireland at IAAF Indoor Championships and won European and national junior championship medals.

Leon Reid (Northern Ireland)

Events: 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay

Northen Ireland sprinter Leon ReidQualifying for Northern Ireland through his mother’s family, Bath-born sprinter Leon will be making his Commonwealth Games début in Glasgow.

A former English Schools 100m champion, Leon is coached by Jamies Hillier here at the University of Bath’s Sports Training Village and it looking forward to competing against some of his Bath-based training partners in Glasgow.

When he’s not training, Leon works in the food retail industry to help fund his athletics career.

Jason Gardener MBE, the University of Bath alumni and Hall of Fame for Sport inductee, used to babysit Leon when he was younger and Jason is often in contact with encouragement and advice.

Andrew Robertson (England)

Event: 4 x 100m relay

Andrew is another Dan Cossins trained athlete here at the University of Bath.

An explosive 100m sprinter, Andrew has won medals both domestically and on the continent.

Sebastian Rodger (England)

Event: 400m hurdles

Seb didn’t get into athletics until he was about 12 years old. His first love was rugby but after winning a cross-country event, he soon turned his attention to track and field pursuits, including early forays into 800m and 1500m running.

His career includes full Great Britain internationals in decathlon and World Junior Championships bronze medallist in Canada in the 4×400 relay.

In 2012 he changed events and became a 400m hurdler, enjoying a lot of success since.

Now training at the University of Bath, Seb is on the British Athletics Olympic Potential Podium Funding programme.

Jazmin Sawyers (England)

Event: Long jump

Law student Jazmin does some of her training here at Team Bath.

The multi-talented athlete started out competing in bobsleigh, winning silver at the Winter Youth Olympics in 2012, before moving to heptathlon and eventually concentrating solely on long jump.

It wasn’t long before Jazmin was ranked the number one junior long jumper in the world, after jumping a massive personal best at the Olympic trials in 2012, where she beat the future Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill.

When she’s not studying or competing, she turns her attention to singing.

William Sharman (England)

Event: 110m hurdles

William is the 5th fastest British 110m hurdler of all time, following his 4th place finish at the World Championships in Berlin in August 2009, in a time of 13.30 seconds.

William began his athletics career competing in the decathlon, before focussing entirely on the 110m hurdles.

In 2010 he took part in his first Commonwealth Games, representing England in Delhi that year, where he won silver

William is not only a very talented athlete, he is a classically trained pianist and has two degrees and his father, David, is a former Rugby Union player for Northampton Saints.

Danny Talbot (England)

Danny TalbotEvent: 200m

University of Bath-based Danny Talbot has rapidly established a reputation as one of Britain’s most talented young sprinters.

Coached by Dan Cossins, he won individual 200m silver at the 2013 European Under-23 Championships in Finland and helped the GB 4 x 100m quartet to relay gold.

He was selected to make his Olympic début at London 2012, but the 4 x 100 relay team were disqualified in the heats. He’ll be looking to make amends in Glasgow.

Richard Yates (England)

Event: 400m hurdles

Richard already has one Commonwealth Games under his belt.

He was selected to represent England at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi and won a bronze medal in the 4×400m relay and finished fifth in the 400m hurdles.

Richard is also a qualified solicitor specialising in Sports Law and Commercial Disputes.

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Badminton

Mariana Agathangelou (Jersey)

Mariana Agathangelou ready to receive badminton serveAgathangelou is a Coach Education and Sports Development graduate who played for England at the Delhi Games in 2010 where she was a member of the England team that won team bronze.

She also partnered fellow University of Bath graduate Heather Olver in the women’s doubles, reaching the quarter-finals.

Agathanelou has now returned to play for Jersey, where she was born, and is a member of their five-strong badminton squad for Glasgow.

Alex Hutchings (Jersey)

Twenty-two year old Alex is a University of Bath Sports Performance graduate who makes his Commonwealth Games début in Glasgow.

Joining the University of Bath badminton team as a raw, young player back in 2010, he quickly moved his way through the squads through a combination of talent and hard work. Starting out in the third team, he made good progress and it wasn’t long before he was regularly appearing for the 2nd team and then the 1sts.

In 2014 he returned to the University of Bath to play in a tournament held at the Sports Training Village. He walked away from the competition with the Men’s Doubles title to his name and will be looking to build on that success in Glasgow.

Heather Olver (England)

Heather OlverHeather studied for a degree in Coach Education and Sports Development at the University of Bath, where she combined her studies with training at the High Performance Badminton Centre.

She won a bronze medal at the last Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India, in 2010 and will be looking to repeat her success in Glasgow.

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Gymnastics

Lynne Hutchison (England)

Lynne HutchisonLynne trains full time with the Great Britain Rhythmic Group after being selected by British Gymnastics.

She started rhythmic gymnastics aged six when asked to join the City of Bath club by head coach Sarah Moon after a workshop at school.

She won a bronze medal with the England all-around team at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games and was also the highest placed England athlete in the individual all-around competition in ninth.

Lynne was one of six University of Bath-based gymnasts who made history when they became the first team to represent Great Britain in the rhythmic gymnastics group competition at an Olympic Games.

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Hockey

Emma Batten (Wales)

A former Sport & Exercise Science student here at the University of Bath, Emma has twice been selected for Commonwealth Games with Wales, scoring at the Delhi games in 2010. The Welsh team finished the competition in 8th place.

She made her international début in 2006 in a game against Canada.

During her time here, Emma played three seasons for the University team, captaining them in the 2010/2011 season. After graduating from the University of Bath, Emma moved across the Atlantic to study Exercise Science and Wellness at Old Dominion University in Virginia, USA. She had great success there, leading the field hockey team in goals, points and shots in 2011 and collecting a few personal awards too.

Ben Carless (Wales)

Ben CarlessMechanical Engineering student Ben has been a key part of the University and Team Bath Buccaneers sides since he arrived here in 2009.

He’ll be making him Commonwealth Games début in Glasgow, where he will be hoping to draw on his experience as part of the Welsh men’s team that won silver at the EuroHockey Nations Trophy in 2010.

The defender is also the Under 16 Team Bath Buccaneers Head Coach.

Aileen Davis (Scotland)

University of Bath graduate Aileen Davis still lives in the city and plays her club hockey for Bristol-based Premier League side Clifton.

She been a full Scottish international since making her début in February 2012.

She’s also spent some time in the USA, where she studied for her undergraduate degree and became a key part of the Wake Forest University hockey side, before coming to bath to study an MSc Management with Marketing.

Eloise Laity (Wales)

Eloise Laity(Withdrawn through injury)

Eloise has been playing University hockey since she arrived at the University of Bath in September 2013 to study Chemistry.

She came off the bench to make her début for Wales in Cardiff on 6 May 2014. Like team-mate and University of Bath graduate Emma Batten, Eloise won her first cap in a game against Canada.

The game ended 1-1 and  she impressed sufficiently in that match to earn a place in the Wales Commonwealth Games for Glasgow 2014.

Unfortunately, Eloise was forced to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games through injury, a move which was announced on the day of the opening ceremony.

Lewis Prosser (Wales)

Lewis ProsserBorn in Swindon with Welsh parents, University of Bath graduate Lewis started playing hockey at seven years old, following in the  footsteps of his father who played for Great Britain and Wales.

Lewis was part of the Great Britain team that won bronze at the Youth Olympics and was named Hockey Wales player of the year in 2011 and is another athlete based here at Team bath who will be making his Commonwealth Games début in Glasgow.

Matthew Ruxton (Wales)

Matt RuxtonWith 100 caps for Wales, Team Bath Buccaneers player Matt has captained the Wales senior side since 2009.

Also a keen golfer, Matthew used to play rugby before getting an injury and taking up hockey instead.

He too will be making his first appearance at a Commonwealth Games at the event in Glasgow.

Zoe Shipperley (England)

Zoe Shipperley (Photo: Ady Kerry / England Hockey)Former student and player in both the University of Bath and Team Bath Buccaneers sides, Zoe Shipperley, is now a teacher at St Edwards in Oxford.

She joined England Hockey’s centralised training programme in 2014 and made her début against New Zealand in February of that year.

She played in three more international games before finding herself in the England squad for the 2014 World Cup, played in The Hague.

Following on from that, she was announced in the England squad for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, her first, that summer.

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Judo

Marcon Bezzina (Malta)

Event: Under 63kg

Marcon BezzinaMarcon competed in the 2004 Athens and Beijing 2008 Olympic Games representing her home nation of Malta.

A Sports Performance graduate from the University of Bath, she received an Olympic Solidarity Scholarship for Beijing which allowed her to be based at the University of Bath for training and study.

She was the Maltese flag-bearer at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and has won many medals at the biennial Games of the Small States of Europe.

Andrew Burns (Scotland)

Event: Under 90 KG

Andy BurnsAndy was a member of the Team Bath High Performance group for over two years from the age of 18. During this time he was picked as reserve for the under-23 European Championships in 2005.

Andy has a great record at the British University Championships winning a total of seven medals. He is a member of British Judo Association development squad competing internationally at senior level.

Andy was a medalist in the under-23 Europeans and named reserve for Beijing Olympics.

Now back at home in Scotland, studying for a Masters in Strength and Conditioning at Edinburgh University, he’s looking forward to competing in this Scottish Commonwealth Games.

Ben Fletcher (England)

Event: Under 100 KG (Withdrawn through injury)

Team Bath judo player Ben Fletcher won bronze at the World Junior Championships in South Africa 2011. That followed bronze medals at junior European Cup events in Portugal in March and Austria in June of the same year, and since then he has continued to win medals across the sport. He’ll be hoping to do the same this summer.

Ben was due to join his sister Megan, another of our talented young judokas, in Glasgow but sadly had to withdraw through injury just a week before the start of the Games.

Megan Fletcher (England)

Event: Under 70 KG

Now a 2nd Dan, Megan started judo in 1994. She represented Great Britain at the 2011 World University Games in China and has been training at Team Bath since 2007.

When she’s not in the dojo, Megan works part time at The Castle School in Thornbury.

Joining her brother, Ben, at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Reading-born Megan hopes to bring a medal back home for England.

Gemma Gibbons (England)

Gemma GibbonsEvent: Under 78 KG

Gemma will be one of the favourites for a medal in Glasgow this summer after becoming one of the most recognisable faces in the history of British judo as a result of her emotional win in the semi-final of the women’s under-78kg class competition at the London Olympic Games in 2012.

That win over her French counterpart Audrey Tcheumeo sparked tears from the University of Bath graduate as she guaranteed herself a medal in front of a home crowd.

Gemma produced an outstanding performance to win Britain’s first Olympic judo medal since Sydney 2000 – won by her coach and fellow University of Bath alumni Kate Howey MBE – at the London 2012 Games.

Jan Gosiewski (England)

Event: Under 73 KG

Unlucky to miss out on a place at the London 2012 Olympic Games, he had an outstanding 2013, with a World Cup bronze in Warsaw in March, a fifth place in Bucharest at the start of June and then a silver at the Tallinn in Estonia a week later.

They were good enough to secure a place on the British team to compete at the World Championships for the first time in Rio in August 2013.

Supported by a Trendell Scholarship, Jan is completing a PhD in Biomechanics at the University of Bath after graduating with a Mechanical Engineering degree, followed by an MSc in Design Engineering.

Gary Hall (England)

Event: Under 90 KG

Bristol-born Gary is an explosive judoka in the under 90kg category. In 2014 he was selected for the European Championships team event, following his silver success at the Pan American Open in Buenos Aires. Hall competed at the Senior British Championships in December 2013 and also won the senior European Cup in Malaga that November.

Emmanuel Nartey (Ghana)

Emmanuel Nartey (by Sam Farr)Event: Under 73 KG

Emmanuel made history in 2012 when he became the first judo player to represent Ghana at an Olympic Games.

This after, in 2005, Emmanuel became the first Ghanaian Judoka to contest the World Championships, held in Cairo.

He began training here at Team bath in 2005 and has produced some impressive performances in the last few years, including a bronze medal at 2013 African Championships in Mozambique and another bronze at the Asian Open World Cup event in Chinese Taipei.

But arguably his best result came when he won bronze at the Pan-American Open in Argentina in March 2013, beating Russia’s London 2012 Olympic champion Mansur Isaev in the battle for bronze. When he’s not grappling for medals, Emmanuel spends his time serving in the British Army.

Tom Reed (England)

Event: Under 81 KG

Tom Reed has been training with the High Performance Training Programme here at Team Bath since the age of 16.

In October 2006 Tom commenced his studies in Business Management at the University of Bath, following a gap year where he trained at Tokai University in Japan.

Tom has long been one of Britain’s most capable performers as he possesses an explosive arsenal of throws that make him a crowd favourite on the domestic stage. The Devizes judoka followed in his uncle’s footsteps by becoming a GB player, however he has begun to carve out his own reputation after winning the IJF Miami Grand Prix in June 2013 and achieving seventh in the Grand Prix in Rijeka that year.

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Netball

Ama Agbeze (England)

Former Team Bath netballer Ama currently plies her trade in New Zealand with Haier Pulse, a Wellington-based team who compete in the ANZ Championship.

Ama has won over 50 caps for England, establishing herself as on of the top defence players in the game since she make her début in 2001.

Having already won a Commonwealth Games bronze medal in 2006, she’ll be looking to go even further in Glasgow.

Sara Bayman (England)

Sara BaymanVice-captain Bayman is a Sport and Exercise Science graduate of the University of Bath. A former Team Bath player, she currently plays for ZEO Netball Superleague rivals Manchester Thunder.

As a talented young mid-court player, Sara captained the England under-21 team that won the silver medal at the 2005 World Youth Championships.

A leader and calming influence on court, Bayman has become a vital member of the England squad for the younger players to look up to.

Eboni Beckford-Chambers (England)

Eboni Beckford-ChambersDuring her time at Team Bath, Eboni competed in the Netball Europe competitions at U17 and U19 level and in the Inter Island Tournament in the West Indies.

She juggled her on court action with her studying Law at Bristol University and went on to enjoy great success in the game.

Eboni gained a bronze medal at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games and followed that up with selection for the 2014 Commonwealths in Glasgow.

After leaving Team Bath she moved to Australia to play professionally, where she played for West Coast Fever until joining Adelaide Thunderbirds on the same day she was named in the England squad for Glasgow 2014.

Kadeen Corbin (England)

Kadeen CorbinUniversity of Bath graduate Kadeen Corbin will travel to Glasgow this summer along with her sister Sasha, both of whom have played for Team bath in the past.

Kadeen studied Sports Performance here for two years from September 2010, as she recovered from a serious knee injury. She initially trained and played with the University of Bath team and Team Bath Toucans, before moving up to the Superleague side a few months later.

She played for Team Bath until the end of the 2013/14 season, winning the Superleague title with us that year, after which she joined sister Sasha at Hertfordshire Mavericks.

Sasha Corbin (England)

Sasha CorbinSports Performance graduate Sasha joins her sister Kadeen in the England squad for Glasgow 2014.

A member of the Hertfordshire Mavericks team in the first Superleague season, she moved to Team Bath when she began her degree here, winning the Superleague title with us in 2009.

She returned to Hertfordshire Mavericks in 2011.

After her netball career is over, Sasha’s ambitions include becoming a children’s TV presenter or appear as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing.

Rachel Dunn (England)

Rachel DunnRachel graduated from the University of Bath with a degree in Biology in 2004 – the year she made her senior international netball début for England.

She was selected for the England squad for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games and returned home with a bronze medal following England’s nail-biting 53-52 victory over Jamaica in the third-place play-off.

She was one of six Team Bath players to feature in the England squad for the 2006/7 season.

Rachel went to the Commonwealth Games again in 2010 when they were held in Delhi, India. She and her England team-mates repeated their bronze medal success and Rachel will hope to do even better in Glasgow this summer.

Rachel was a member of TeamBath’s Super Cup squad between 2003 and 2005, including the Super Cup winning team of 2004. She also helped TeamBath win the inaugural Superleauge title in 2006.

Stacey Francis (England)

Stacey FrancisStacey has rapidly established herself as one of England’s top young netball players, featuring in the England teams that won bronze medals at both the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games and the 2011 World Championships in Singapore.

She was a member of the Team Bath teams that won the Superleague titles in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2013. She was the youngest member of the Team Bath team that won the inaugural competition in 2006 at just 17.

Stacey graduated with a degree in Sports Performance from the University of Bath in 2009 and now works as a Marketing Assistant when she’s not training or competing.

Her father, Kevin, is a former professional footballer who played for Birmingham City, Derby County, Exeter City, Hull City, Oxford United and Stockport County.

Serena Guthrie (England)

Serena Guthrie Team Bath Netball 2014Team Bath star Serena was part of the Team Bath side who battled to a fifth Netball Superleague win – their first since 2010 – in Worcester in 2013.

A fast and dynamic player with great interception skills, she made her England début aged just 17 and has gone on to become a key player for Team Bath and a regular England squad member.

She’ll be making her Commonwealth Games début in Glasgow, but has already got a World Netball Championships bronze medal to her name and will be drawing on that experience to try and continue England’s recent medal-winning tradition.

Geva Mentor (England)

Geva MentorFormer Team Bath player Geva became the youngest player to represent England at senior level, aged just 16 in 2001.

She has been involved in the England set-up ever since playing at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games, the 2006 CWGs in Melbourne and the Delhi Games of 2010, winning bronze medals in the 2006 and 2010 Games.

Since 2011 she has been playing in Australia for the Melbourne Vixens.

Kelly Morgan (Wales)

Kelly MorganKelly was part of the Team Bath team who battled to a fifth Netball Superleague win – their first since 2010 – in Worcester on 25 May 2013 with a 62-56 win over Celtic Dragons.

A Welsh international defender and former Celtic Dragon, she represented Wales at the 2006 and 2009 European Championships.

In her spare time she enjoys taking part in triathlons.

Billy Pritchard (Wales)

Billy Pritchard headshotAt 35 years of age, after six years away from the ZEO Netball Superleague during which she had two children, Billy returned to the court with Team Bath for the 2013/2014 season.

Billy had previously captained the Team Bath teams that won the 2004 Super Cup and also the first two years of the Superleague in 2006 and 2007.

Glasgow will be Billy’s third Commonwealth Games. She played for Wales at the Manchester Commonwealth Games in 2002 and in Melbourne in 2006, where she captained the side to 8th place.

Gemma Sole (Scotland)

Sporting excellence runs in Gemma’s family. She is the daughter of the Grand-Slam-winning former Scotland rugby captain David Sole, who was part of the victorious British Lions squad of 1989.

Gemma followed in her father’s footsteps, becoming a full Scottish international, although this time on the Netball court, not the rugby pitch.

A talented athlete, she was tempted to become a rower while here at the University of Bath. The GB Rowing Performance scouts invited her to the test day, however it clashed with the Netball trials and, having been a keen netball player throughout her childhood, she stuck with her first love. A decision that has paid dividends as she now gets to compete in a home Commonwealth Games.

Gemma graduated from the University of Bath with a degree in Modern Languages and European Studies in 2013.

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Shooting

Kristian Callaghan (England)

Event: 25m rapid fire pistol

An engineering student here at the University of Bath, Kristian has been selected to represent England at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014.  In 2013 Kristian competed at the Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney and at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia. He came into shooting via an unusual path. As a youngster he rode horses and joined his local pony club. It was there that he was introduced to shooting and – once he out-grew his pony – bought a pistol and took up the target shooting instead.

Jenny Corish (Wales)

Jenny Corish takes aimEvent: 50m rifle 3 positions

Jenny is representing Wales at her second Commonwealth Games. She teamed up with twin sister Sian at Delhi four years ago, finishing fourth in the 10m air rifle pairs. Jenny graduated from the University of Bath with a Natural Sciences degree.

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Swimming

Sophie Allen (England)

Events: 200m individual medley, 100m Breaststroke

Sophie transferred to train at British Swimming’s National Centre for Swimming here in Bath towards the end of 2012. Earlier that year she produced a terrific swim to take 200m individual medley silver at the 2012 Olympic Trials and secure a place to compete at her first Olympic Games, in London. She produced some terrific performances on the 2013 short course World Cup, winning a total of 11 medals from five back-to-back World Cups.

Alexander Beaton (Guernsey)

Events: 50m backstroke, 50m butterfly

Alexander is a member of a nine-strong Guernsey swimming team selected for Glasgow 2014. A University of Bath graduate in French and Spanish with European Studies, he is currently back at the University studying for a Masters in International Security.

Tom Bielich (Isle of Man)

Tom BielichEvents: 50m and 100m freestyle, 4x100m and 4x200m freestyle relay, 4x200m medley relay

Tom is coming to the end of his first year as an Economics student here at the University of Bath, where he also trains. He has previous experience of Commonwealth competition, having taken part in the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games. Held on the Isle of Man, the event was an important home games for Tom, who raced in the men’s 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle competitions. He’ll be looking to draw on that experience as he makes his senior Commonwealth Games debut in Glasgow.

Tilly Gray (England)

Events: 100m & 200m Butterfly

Tilly has been swimming from the age of five. She used to train in Loughborough and Swansea, combining that with her studies for a BSc in Sports Science at the University, however she has recently moved her training to Team Bath.

She made her debut for British Swimming at the Belgium Flanders Cup in January 2012, and went on to win two golds at the British Universities and Colleges Sport Long Course Swimming Championships later that year.

Tilly joins the England team after taking silver in the 200m butterfly at the British Gas Swimming Championships, Glasgow, April 2014.

Michael Jamieson (Scotland)

Events: 100m & 200m breaststroke

Michael has trained at the British Swimming’s National Centre for Swimming since 2009 and has rapidly established himself as one of Britain’s top swimmers.

A silver medal for Scotland in the 200m breaststroke at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi was followed by another silver at in the same discipline at the London 2012 Olympic Games – one of just three medals won by British swimmers at the Games.

He’ll be hoping to add to that tally in Glasgow – the swimming takes place in the pool in which he trained for six years.

Calum Jarvis (Wales)

Events: 200m freestyle, 4x100m medley relay

In 2012, Calum narrowly missed out on qualification for the Olympic Games in London and he will be looking to make an impression on his Commonwealth début in Glasgow.

He is the Welsh record holder in the 100m Freestyle.

Calum benefits from an NCS Scholarship at the University of Bath.

Jay Lelliott (England)

Events: 1500m freestyle

Jay is a promising young swimmer and is studying Sports Performance at the University of Bath. He is supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship. Jay has battled through some tough times in his career a life so far, having to undergo surgery on a brain tumour when he was just 12-years-old.

Jemma Lowe (Wales)

Events: 100m butterfly, 200m butterfly, 4x100m medley relay

Jemma won 100m Butterfly Bronze for Wales in the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, and she’ll be back in Glasgow, looking to medal again in 2014.

A double Olympian, Jemma represented Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games, swimming in finals at both. She was a member of the GB 4 x 100m medley relay quartet finshing just outside the medals in fourth in Beijing and she finished sixth in the 200m butterfly final at London.

Siobhan Marie-O’Connor (England)

Events: 200m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly, 50m Butterfly, 200m individual medley

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor represented Great Britain at the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games. She trains at the Bath National Centre for Swimming.

Siobhan is the English record holder in the 200m individual medley – a record she set at the British Gas Swimming Championships in Glasgow, April 2014. She is also a triple European junior gold medallist.

The BBC caught up with Siobhan as she prepared for the Commonwealth Games.

Amelia Maughan (England)

Events: 4 x 100m freestyle relay, 4 x 200m freestyle relay

Amelia is a talented teenage swimmer who will be making her Commonwealth Games debut in the pool at Glasgow this summer. She’s used to the big occasion though, with a European Youth Olympic title, European and world junior medals to her name already.

Karl Pardo (Gibraltar)

Event: 4 x 100m freestyle relay

Karl began training at Team Bath when he started studying for a BSc (hons) Accounting and Finance at the University of Bath in 2013.

Capable of swimming in a number of different events, he has represented the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar many times at the Island Games since the age of 10.

Glasgow will be Karl’s first Commonwealth Games.

Joe Roebuck (England)

Events: 200m Butterfly, 100m Butterfly, 200m individual medley

Joe made his Olympic debut at London 2012, his best result being an 11th place in the 200m individual medley. In 2010 he won a pair of silver medals swimming for England at the Delhi Commonwealth Games, as well as a 200m individual medley bronze at the European Championships.

He finished second in the 200m butterfly, taking a silver medal at the British Gas Swimming Championships, Glasgow, April 2014 to qualify for the Commonwealth Games.

Lizzie Simmonds (England)

Events: 100m Backstroke, 200m Backstroke, 50m Backstroke

A double Olympian, Lizzie finished sixth in the 200m backstroke at the Beijing Olympics 2008 and followed that up with fourth at London 2012. She transferred to train at British Swimming’s National Centre for Swimming in Bath in September 2012, saying she needed a new set-up and stimulus to keep her at the top of her game.

Chris Walker-Hebborn (England)

Events: 100m Backstroke, 50m Backstroke, 4 x 100m relay

London 2012 Olympian Chris has spent the majority of his life swimming.

He excelled in the 2008 European Junior Championships with no less than four gold medals.

Glasgow will be his second Commonwealth Games, having achieved a bronze medal in the 4 x 100m medley at the 2010 XIX Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and will be looking to medal again at these Games.

Rachel Williams (Wales)

Event: 4 x 100m freestyle relay, 200m freestyle, 100m Backstroke

Rachel trains at British Swimming’s National Centre for Swimming here at the University of Bath.

She produced some terrific performances at the 2013 ASA Nationals, winning four medals, including a gold in the 800m freestyle in a Welsh  record.

She won bronze on her open water debut at the Cyprus Open Water Swimming Marathon in Limassol in October 2013.

Andrew Willis (England)

Events: 200m Breaststroke, 100m Breaststroke

Andrew combines training at British Swimming’s National Centre for Swimming with studying for a Chemical Engineering degree at the University of Bath.

He made his Olympic debut at London 2012, reaching the 200m breaststroke final, where he finished eighth. Earlier he had equalled his own English record in the heats and taken almost a second off that time in the semis. Glasgow will also be Chris’s second Commonwealth Games. He finished fourth in the 200m breaststroke final at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Andrew is supported by a British Swimming University of Bath NCS Scholarship.

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Triathlon

Aaron Harris (England)

Aaron HarrisHailing from Bideford in Hampshire, Aaron graduated from the University of Bath in 2009 having successfully completed his studies in Sports Performance.

Aaron won the televised British Triathlon Super Series in 2011, building on his and was second place in the same competition the year before.

He will now line up alongside the Brownlee brothers at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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Weightlifting

Natasha Perdue (Wales)

Natasha PerdueEvent: 69kg

Natasha will be taking part in her third Commonwealth Games when she competes in Glasgow, after being selected for the Welsh weightlifting squad.

She was part of the Team GB weightlifting squad at London 2012, following in the footsteps of her father, Terry Perdue, who represented Britain in the 1968 and 1972 Olympics.

Zoe Smith (England)

Event: 58kg

In October 2010, Zoe became the youngest ever English weightlifter at a Commonwealth Games when she competed in Delhi at the age of just 16.

Not only that but Zoe became first England’s female weightlifting medallist when she took home the bronze.

Originally a gymnast, she only came to the sport of weightlifting in 2006 and has gone on to break over 300 British records at junior and senior levels.

Sonny Webster (England)

Event: 94kg

Sonny narrowly missed out on selection for London 2012 and Delhi 2010, but finally got a chance at a major international competition when he was named in England’s weightlifting squad to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

A golf fanatic with a promising career in the sport as a youngster, Sonny came to weightlifting in rather an unusual fashion. In 2005 at his school in Ivybridge, Devon, he was given detention for distracting other lifters when they were training. He was made to try it as a punishment and never looked back.

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Wrestling

Sarah Connolly (Wales)

Event: 63kg

Sarah is a University of Bath Sports Performance graduate and combined her studies with judo training at Team Bath, before turning her attention to wrestling.

A fluent Welsh speaker, Glasgow is her second Commonwealth Games. She made her Commonwealth debut at under-67kg in Delhi four years ago, losing out to Scotland’s Ashlea McManus in the qualification round.
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