News Archive, Tag: badminton

Heather Olver in team doubles action at the Commonwealth Games 2014

Rio 2016: Heather Olver ends Olympic badminton debut on a winning note

14 August 2016

University of Bath graduate Heather Olver finished her Rio 2016 Olympic Games on a high note as she and Lauren Smith won their final ladies’ doubles match. Defeats to tough opponents from Malaysia and Indonesia in their opening Group C matches meant Olver, a Coach Education and Sports Development graduate, and Smith could not qualify for the next round. However, they got the victory their performances deserved when they beat Lok Yan Poon and Ying...

Heather Olver in action at Glasgow 2014 (photo: Badminton Photo)

Former University of Bath sport stars Heather Olver and Vicky Thornley selected for Rio 2016

27 June 2016

Badminton player Heather Olver and rower Vicky Thornley have become the latest athletes with University of Bath connections to be selected by Team GB for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Olver (pictured left), who studied Coach Education and Sports Development at the University, will continue her successful women’s doubles partnership with Lauren Smith in Rio after being named in an eight-strong badminton squad. A three-time silver-medallist at the Commonwealth Games, Olver was coached by Peter...

China chance for scholar Alex Lane after first Badminton England senior selection

10 May 2016

University of Bath sporting scholar Alex Lane is celebrating his first senior international call-up after being named in the Badminton England squad for next month’s Thomas Cup in China. The competition – also known as the World Men’s Team Championship – is regarded as the biggest badminton event outside of an Olympic Games and features the world’s leading players. Host nation China has won the title nine times, a record only bettered by Indonesia, and...

Pictured are (from left) REVO UK Brand Manager Tyron Dawkins, Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz, Alex Lane, Anna Hopkin and University of Bath Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley

Golden achievements saluted as athletes of the month receive their prizes

20 April 2016

Judoka Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz, swimmer Anna Hopkin, badminton player Alex Lane and slider David Swift are the latest winners of the Team Bath athlete of the month awards. The awards, which are supported by REVO Eyewear and Ellis & Killpartrick, once again showcased the outstanding calibre of sporting talent at the University of Bath. Judoka Awiti-Alcaraz, a Sport Performance student supported by a King Scholarship, was one of two award winners for January after she claimed U21 -63kg gold at...

The University of Bath hosted a Badminton Bronze tournament in April 2016

Badminton players from across the world head to STV for major tournament

20 April 2016

Nearly 200 players from 20 different nations took part in a major badminton tournament at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Saturday. A busy day of action saw 229 games played in the Team Bath Arena before the winners were decided in the men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles. There was home success in the University of Bath Senior Bronze event for Stephanie Pinharry, who won the women’s...

The University of Bath athletics team won seven medals, including three gold, at the 2016 BUCS Nationals

Ten gold medals and a new record as University of Bath student-athletes excel at BUCS Nationals

23 February 2016

University of Bath students won a multitude of medals during a fantastic weekend of competition at the BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Nationals in Sheffield – the UK’s biggest multi-sport event. There were individual golds for Beth Close, Josh Olawore and Cameron Chalmers (athletics); Alex Lane (badminton); Chloe Robyns-Landricombe, Prisca Awiti-Alcarez and Jemima Duxberry (judo); Anna Hopkin and Matthew Johnson (swimming); and Vicky Shenton (trampolining). Holly Clemens, SU Sport Officer, said: “It makes me...

An emotional Alex Lane celebrates after reaching the English National Badminton Championships men's singles final, February 2016

University of Bath student-athletes looking to show Sheffield steel at 2016 BUCS Nationals

18 February 2016

This weekend will see around 100 student athletes from the University of Bath head north to Sheffield to compete in the 2015-16 BUCS Nationals, writes Jamie Betts. Now in its fourth year, the three-day competition will see more than 6,000 students from universities and colleges across Britain compete for honours in ten different sports. This year’s sports are athletics, badminton, boxing, climbing, fencing, judo, karate, rifle shooting, swimming and trampolining, with the University of Bath...

University of Bath badminton player Kirby Ngan with coach Pete Bush after her ladies' singles win at the 2016 National U19 Championships

Double delight for Kirby Ngan ahead of Badminton England debut at European Team Championships

16 February 2016

University of Bath-based badminton player Kirby Ngan will make her senior England debut this week on the back of a double success at the National U19 Championships. The 18-year-old, from Bristol, won both the ladies’ singles and doubles titles in Milton Keynes over the weekend before flying out to Kazan in Russia to compete in the European Team Championships. Ngan is part of Head Badminton Coach Pete Bush’s training group at the Sports Training Village....

An emotional Alex Lane celebrates after reaching the English National Badminton Championships men's singles final, February 2016

Badminton scholar Alex Lane reaches English National final as Heather Olver retains doubles crown

09 February 2016

University of Bath student Alex Lane produced some of the best badminton of his career so far to reach the men’s singles final at the English National Championships. Lane, who is studying Sports Performance and is supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, beat fellow Bath-based player Henley Ngan 21-10 21-8 in the quarter-finals. He then recorded an excellent 21-9 21-14 victory over number-two seed Toby Penty – ranked in the world’s top 100 – to...

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