News Archive, Tag: David King

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...

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...

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...

(From left) Leon Reid, coach James Hillier and David King. PICTURE: Bath Chronicle

Big PB as hurdler David King sets Rio 2016 qualifying time in Swiss thriller

07 June 2016

David King became the second University of Bath-based 110m hurdler to set the qualifying time for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games when he smashed his personal best in Switzerland on Monday. The Sports Performance graduate, who was supported by the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) during his studies at the University, ran 13.39 at a meeting in Bellinzona. That was 0.15 quicker than King’s previous best, set in Loughborough last month, and well inside the Olympic...

Back with a bang as hurdler Andrew Pozzi sets Rio 2016 Olympic standard

23 May 2016

Andrew Pozzi ran well inside the Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualifying time as he led a University of Bath one-two in the 110m hurdles at Sunday’s Loughborough International. In his first outdoor race in Britain since the London 2012 Games, Pozzi scorched to a new personal best of 13.32 – comfortably quicker than the 13.47 he needed to be in contention for Rio selection. Pozzi – coached by Malcolm Arnold at the Sports Training Village...

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...

Usain Bolt awaits Bath sprinter Andy Robertson at Anniversary Games

24 July 2015

University of Bath-based athlete Andy Robertson will line up against sprint legend Usain Bolt on the opening night of the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games at The Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Former World and Commonwealth champion Kim Collins also goes in a star-studded second heat of the 100m at 8.29pm on Friday. All eyes will be on the race – being shown live on BBC2 – thanks to the presence of the iconic Bolt, the...

Kristen McAslan

Gold and two silvers for Bath athletes at European U23 Championships

14 July 2015

Kirsten McAslan anchored Great Britain’s 4x400m relay team to gold during a good weekend for University of Bath-based athletes at the European U23 Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. McAslan, a Santander Sports Scholar who has just graduated in Biochemistry, collected the baton in front after good work by Seren Bundy-Davies, Zoey Clark (Eddie McKenna) and Victoria Ohuruogu. Despite being closed down by Poland’s Patrycja Wyciszkiewicz, bronze-medallist in the individual 400m, McAslan was able to hold on...

(From left) Leon Reid, coach James Hillier and David King. PICTURE: Bath Chronicle

Hurdler David King sets European standard as he helps England to Loughborough International victory

18 May 2015

University of Bath athlete David King set the qualifying standard for this summer’s European U23 Championships as he helped England to overall victory at the Loughborough International on Sunday. The Sports Performance student, coached by James Hillier, smashed his personal best as he won the 110m hurdles race in 13.69. “It was a PB and a massive progression, so I feel really, really good,” said King, who won gold for the university at the British...

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