London 2012

Athletes with University of Bath links made their mark at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, returning home with an impressive haul of medals.

Return home for the Olympic & Paralympic athletesUniversity of Bath students Michael Jamieson (200m breaststroke) and Samantha Murray (modern pentathlon) both brought silver medals back to Bath from the Olympics, while graduate Heather Stanning and partner Helen Glover became the first female British rowers to win Olympic gold.

The University was also proud to host a range of teams in the lead up to London 2012, including being the main Paralympics GB preparation camps building up to the Games. We also hosted the Chinese swimming team and Malaysian badminton team’s final Olympic preparations.

Re-live London 2012 with our full Olympic round-up.

Paralympic success

Paralympics London 2012 - Paul Blake in the 800m. Photo: Neil Munns/ParalympicsGBThere was more success to come at the Paralympic Games, when Bath-based athletes brought home five medals. Paul Blake’s silver and bronze medals on the track in the Olympic Stadium were the pick of the performances.

Bath turned out in force to mark the athletes’ London 2012 achievements, with thousands of people lining the city’s streets to cheer on athletes on an open-top bus tour through the city, and with staff and students turning out at the University to attend a medallists’ celebration event. You can relive memories of the bus tour on Team Bath TV.

The University of Bath was also proud to host a range of teams in the lead up to London 2012, including being the main Paralympics GB preparation camps building up to the Games. We also hosted the Chinese swimming team and Malaysian badminton team’s final Olympic preparations.

An impressive track record

The Team Bath family is always delighted when athletes achieve their goals.

Many athletes have won Olympic, Paralympic World, European and Commonwealth medals and titles from the training base at the University of Bath.

Read An impressive track record of success for further details of past successes achieved by Bath based athletes.
International Tea Party. Photo: Sam Farr

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