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Polly Maton competes in the T47 long-jump final at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. PICTURE: onEdition

Rio 2016: Polly Maton leaps to top-seven finish on Paralympic Games debut

09 September 2016

University of Bath-based athlete Polly Maton finished a fine seventh on her Paralympic Games debut as she contested the T47 long jump final on the opening day of Rio 2016. The 16-year-old, coached by Colin Baross at the Sports Training Village, produced her best clearance of 5.10m with her opening jump of the competition in the Olympic Stadium. That ensured she was one of the top eight jumpers in the 12-strong field to progress to...

Rio 2016: Diamond and Doyle win relay bronze and help Team GB make Olympic history

21 August 2016

University of Bath-based athletes Emily Diamond and Eilidh Doyle helped Team GB make history at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as they won bronze in the women’s 4x400m relay. It was Britain’s 66th medal of the Olympics, meaning they surpassed their total from London 2012 and became the first nation to win more medals four years after hosting the Games. It also means that six medals have been won by athletes based at the Sports...

Rio 2016: Relay offers second shot at podium place for Eilidh Doyle after “strange” hurdles final

19 August 2016

University of Bath-based athlete Eilidh Doyle missed out on a medal in the 400m hurdles final but will have a second shot at a Rio 2016 Olympic Games podium place in the 4x400m relay over the weekend. Doyle, coached by Malcolm Arnold at the Sports Training Village, was unable to get into contention from the inside lane of the hurdles final overnight and had to settle for eighth place in 54.61. “It’s a really strange...

Kate French and Samantha Murray of Pentathlon GB, May 2016

Live blog – Rio Olympic Games day 14

19 August 2016

Kate French and Samantha Murray will be looking to continue Team GB's proud tradition of winning a medal in every women's modern pentathlon competition since Sydney 2000 when they complete their Rio 2016 competition on Friday. The University of Bath graduates have work to do after the fencing on Thursday but are both strong performers on the international stage, with Murray having won a silver medal at London 2012. You can follow live coverage of...

Rio 2016: Jazmin Sawyers is leading British long jumper on her Olympic debut

18 August 2016

University of Bath-based athlete Jazmin Sawyers was the highest-placed Brit in the Rio 2016 women’s long jump final in the early hours of Thursday morning. The 22-year-old cleared 6.69m to finish eighth overall on her Olympic debut – a result that Sawyers, who has jumped 6.86m this season, described as “good but not great”. “When you say it like that – ‘eighth in my first Olympic final’ – it’s good but I jumped 6.69 and...

Rio 2016: Doyle and Sawyers through to Olympic finals but Pozzi misses out

17 August 2016

Jazmin Sawyers and Eilidh Doyle will contest their first Olympic finals on Thursday and Friday respectively after coming through their semi-finals in the early hours of Wednesday morning. However, it was a disappointing night for fellow University of Bath-based athlete Andrew Pozzi (pictured) and Business Masters graduate Lawrence Clarke as both failed to qualify for the men’s 110m hurdles final. Sawyers, making her Olympic debut at Rio 2016, cleared 6.53m with her last jump to...

Rio 2016: Jazmin Sawyers feels right at home on biggest stage ahead of Olympic debut

16 August 2016

No matter what happens on her Olympic debut tonight, one thing is for sure – Jazmin Sawyers will have a huge smile on her face. The bubbly University of Bath-based long jumper says she thrives on the pressure of competing on the biggest stages, as borne out by her silver medals from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and this year’s European Championships. She also won her first-ever British Championships gold medal this summer to secure...

Rio 2016: Andrew Pozzi and Eilidh Doyle safely clear first hurdle at Olympic Games

16 August 2016

University of Bath-based hurdlers Andrew Pozzi and Eilidh Doyle have both safely progressed through to the semi-finals of their respective competitions at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Despite torrential rain which delayed their heats, Pozzi was able to come runner-up in his 110m hurdles race while Doyle was a confident winner of her 400m hurdles opener. Both are coached at the Sports Training Village by Malcolm Arnold, who is working with athletes at a 13th...

Rio 2016: Plenty of positives for Emily Diamond to take from Olympic debut

15 August 2016

University of Bath-based athlete Emily Diamond says she is taking plenty of positives from her on-track Olympic debut, despite a far-from-perfect build-up at Rio 2016. Laid low by food poisoning just 48 hours before she was due to run, Diamond showed tremendous spirit and resilience to not only compete in her heat but also qualify for the semi-finals. The 25-year-old then ran an excellent time of 51.49 from lane one, just outside her personal best...

Rio 2016: Emily Diamond overcomes food poisoning to reach 400m semi-finals

14 August 2016

University of Bath-based athlete Emily Diamond overcame food poisoning to book her place in Sunday’s 400m semi-finals after a courageous effort on her Olympic debut at Rio 2016. The British 400m Champion had to spend Friday in bed but was determined to get out on the Maracana track for her heat on Saturday. She came home fourth in 51.76, missing out on one of the two automatic qualifying places, but that was more than quick...

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