News Archive, Tag: athletics

Jazmin Sawyers, Andrew Pozzi and Eilidh Doyle return to training after qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Eilidh Doyle and Andrew Pozzi feeling Rio ready thanks to coach Malcolm Arnold

27 July 2016

Legendary athletics coach Malcolm Arnold has famously guided the likes of Jason Gardener, Colin Jackson and John Akii-Bua to Olympic medals during an incredible career spanning nearly 50 years. Now hurdlers Eilidh Doyle and Andrew Pozzi are looking to join that list of greats as they finalise their Rio 2016 Olympic Games preparations at the University of Bath. Both admit it was the opportunity to work with Arnold – Head Coach of the UK Athletics...

Sophie Kamlish sprints to new national record at Muller Anniversary Games

25 July 2016

Sophie Kamlish strengthened her claim for a Rio 2016 Paralympic Games place by setting a new national record at the IPC Grand Prix Final in London on Saturday. The 19-year-old, coached by Rob Ellchuk at the University of Bath, ran 13.35 to finish runner-up to T43 World Champion Marlou van Rhijn in the women’s T44 100m at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. “So glad I could get a new PB/NR in front of such a...

Action from the 2016 Team Bath CoMpete Open Tennis Festival

Tennis and running festivals continue busy month of sport at University of Bath

18 July 2016

The academic year may be over but there is no let-up in the sporting action at the University of Bath, with the Sports Training Village playing host to thousands of athletes of all ages during a busy July. This week’s big event is the 19th Team Bath CoMpete Open Tennis Festival, taking place on the indoor and outdoor courts every day until Saturday, July 23. Hundreds of tennis players from around the country are competing...

Rio-bound Eilidh Doyle sparkles at Diamond League as she runs PB in Monaco

15 July 2016

Eilidh Doyle continued her fine form in the build-up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games by running a new 400m hurdles personal best at the IAAF Diamond League in Monaco. The University of Bath-based athlete set a winning time of 54.09 as she claimed her second Diamond League success of the season, moving her back to the top of the overall standings. “I’m absolutely delighted,” said Doyle, who is coached by Malcolm Arnold at the...

(From left) Emily Diamond, Eilidh Doyle, Andrew Pozzi and Jazmin Sawyers have been selected for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Fab four join University’s Rio-bound Olympians as Team GB name athletics squad

13 July 2016

Four British Champions from the University of Bath were today officially selected in the Team GB athletics squad for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Hurdlers Eilidh Doyle and Andrew Pozzi – both trained by Malcolm Arnold at the Sports Training Village – will be going to their second Games, as will 400m runner Emily Diamond, while long jumper Jazmin Sawyers will make her Olympic debut. Joining the quartet on the plane to Rio will be...

Emily Diamond (left) and Eilidh Doyle (second from right) won 4x400m relay gold at the 2016 European Championships

World-leading time as Emily Diamond and Eilidh Doyle help GB win European relay gold

11 July 2016

Emily Diamond and Eilidh Doyle continued their Rio 2016 Olympic Games preparations in style on Sunday as they helped Great Britain win women’s 4x400m relay gold at the European Championships in Amsterdam. The University of Bath-based athletes teamed up with Anyika Onuora and Seren Bundy-Davies to take the continental title in a world-leading time of 3:25.05. The victory never looked in doubt after Diamond established a good lead on the opening leg which was never relinquished....

Jazmin Sawyers won long jump silver at the 2016 European Championships in Amsterdam

Rio-bound Jazmin Sawyers soars to long jump silver at European Championships in Amsterdam

09 July 2016

University of Bath-based athlete Jazmin Sawyers leapt further than ever before to win long jump silver at the European Championships in Amsterdam on Friday. The 22-year-old’s wind-assisted leap of 6.86m was 11cm further than the previous best she set last month while winning the British Championships to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. “I’m so happy – my first European senior champs and a silver medal!” said Sawyers, who had previously won silver at...

Long-distance learning at University of Bath pays off for Rio-bound Emily Diamond

07 July 2016

Sprinter Emily Diamond is benefitting from the ultimate long-distance learning course at the University of Bath as she prepares to make her Olympic debut at Rio 2016. While the 25-year-old is based at the Sports Training Village, her coach for the past 12 months, Jared Deacon, lives in Scotland and works with Edinburgh Rugby. But thanks to the wonders of modern technology, they have put together a training programme that has seen 400m runner Diamond...

PICTURE GALLERY: Record crowds enjoy Rio-themed Family Fun Day

28 June 2016

Nearly 2,000 people of all ages got into the Rio spirit on Saturday when they enjoyed a wide range of sports and activities during an Olympic-themed Family Fun Day at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Free have-a-go sessions in athletics, badminton, fencing, martial arts, tennis and trampolining proved to be massively popular, as did the chance to experience life as a performance athlete through health and speed testing. Children collected stars as they...

Jazmin Sawyers, Andrew Pozzi and Eilidh Doyle return to training after qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Quartet strike gold as University of Bath-based athletes book Rio 2016 spots

27 June 2016

Hurdlers Andrew Pozzi and Eilidh Doyle were among the University of Bath-based athletes who booked their place at the Rio 2016 Olympic Trials with medal-winning performances at the British Championships in Birmingham. Emily Diamond and Jazmin Sawyers, who also train at the Sports Training Village (STV), secured their coveted Team GB spots by winning gold, while University of Bath graduates Lawrence Clarke and Danny Talbot claimed the top-two places they needed for qualification. All six have also been named...

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