News Archive, Tag: Diamond League

Jazmin Sawyers leaps to Berlin win as Eilidh Doyle prepares for Diamond League decider

04 September 2016

University of Bath-based long jumper Jazmin Sawyers beat a field including Olympic and World Champion Tianna Bartoletta to claim victory at the ISTAF Berlin meeting in Germany on Saturday. Sawyers, who had finished eighth at the Zurich Diamond League two days earlier, cleared 6.62m to take top spot. Next up for the Rio 2016 Olympian, coached by Alan Lerwell, is the IAAF World Challenge event in Zagreb, Croatia, on Tuesday. Olympic bronze-medallist Eilidh Doyle, who...

Sophie Kamlish. Photo: Sam Farr

Sophie Kamlish reigns in Rome with new PB as athletes impress at Diamond League

06 June 2016

Sophie Kamlish set a new personal best and there were top-three finishes for Eilidh Doyle and Andrew Pozzi as University of Bath-based athletes produced eye-catching Diamond League displays in Rome and Birmingham. Kamlish, coached by Rob Ellchuk at the Sports Training Village, took 0.08 off her previous best as she won the women’s 100m Paralympic race in 13.36 at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico. That equals the second fastest time in the world this year in the...

Trio of Rio 2016 hopefuls looking to sparkle at Rome Diamond League

02 June 2016

University of Bath-based athletes Eilidh Doyle, Sophie Kamlish and Andrew Pozzi will be looking to sparkle tonight (Thursday) when they compete in the Rome Diamond League. Doyle lines up in a strong women’s 400m hurdles field at 7.04pm BST – she is currently ranked joint-first with Jamaica’s Janeive Russell in the 2016 Diamond League rankings after winning in Doha last month. Joining Doyle – coached by Malcolm Arnold – at the Stadio Olimpico is training...

Sparkling start at Diamond League as hurdler Eilidh Doyle sets world-fastest time

07 May 2016

University of Bath-based athlete Eilidh Doyle got the Rio 2016 Olympic season off to a flying start as she set the fastest women’s 400m hurdles time of the year so far. Doyle, nee Child, clocked 54.53 to finish ahead of Bahrain's Kemi Adekoya and reigning Commonwealth champion Kaliese Spencer of Jamaica at the first Diamond League meeting of the season in Doha. It was a fastest-ever season opener for European champion Doyle, who is coached by...

Paul Blake, Katrina Hart and Sophie Kamlish set for IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Italy

12 June 2015

World champion Paul Blake will be looking to record his second IPC Athletics Grand Prix victory of 2015 when University of Bath-based athletes compete in Grosseto, Italy this weekend. The double London 2012 Paralympic Games medalist, coached at the Sports Training Village by Rob Ellchuk, tops the T36 400m rankings this year after clocking 56.26 to win in Dubai in February. Blake will also contest the T36 100m this weekend, while training partner and fellow...

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