News Archive, Tag: Danny Talbot

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: 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...

(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, 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...

Eilidh Child through to final as Lawrence Clarke and Danny Talbot prepare for Beijing bows

24 August 2015

University of Bath-based athlete Eilidh Child will contest the women’s 400m hurdles final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing after enduring a nervous wait in the semi-finals. Child, coached by Malcolm Arnold at the Sports Training Village, needed a top-two finish in the Bird’s Nest Stadium on Monday to automatically qualify and was well placed coming off the last hurdle. However, she lost momentum and finished third behind Cassandra Tate of the USA...

Malcolm Arnold and Lawrence Clarke mark one year to Rio 2016

One year to Rio – University of Bath athletes start Olympic countdown

05 August 2015

Athletes, students, coaches and graduates at the University of Bath are excitedly counting down to Rio 2016, with just one year to go until the Olympic Games get under way. Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European medallists are among the many athletes from a wide range of sports aspiring to be Brazil-bound in 12 months’ time. Bringing home just how close the Games are is the fact that the University of Bath is staging a Rio...

Lawrence Clarke. Photo: Sam Farr

Four Bath athletes are Beijing bound after World Championships call

29 July 2015

Four University of Bath-based athletes have been named in the Great Britain squad for next month’s IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing, China. European 400m hurdles champion Eilidh Child, coached by Malcolm Arnold at the Sports Training Village, will compete at a fourth successive World Championships – she finished fifth at the 2013 event in Moscow. Child has also been named in the women’s 4x400m relay squad along with Kirsten McAslan, a Santander Sports Scholar...

Sophie Kamlish. Photo: Sam Farr

Super second for Sophie Kamlish as athletes return to London 2012 stadium

27 July 2015

University of Bath-based sprinter Sophie Kamlish, pictured, finished a superb second on her return to the former Olympic Stadium in London for the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games. The 18-year-old, coached by Rob Ellchuk at the Sports Training Village, produced a strong performance to finish runner-up to World and European champion Marlou van Rhijn in the T44 100m in front of a large home crowd on Sunday. Kamlish – who was sixth in the event at the...

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