News Archive, Tag: Eilidh Child

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...

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...

Kate French almost went clear in the ride during the European Championships women's final

2015 – another unforgettable year of sport at the University of Bath

26 December 2015

Welcoming the Wallabies, hosting Europe’s finest all-round athletes and celebrating success on the domestic and international stage – 2015 has been another sporting year to savour at the University of Bath. And 2016 promises to be another terrific 12 months, with the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games taking place during the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations. The Road to Rio passed through the Sports Training Village (STV) in August 2015 as the Modern Pentathlon European...

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...

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...

Jack Houghton

Two golds and a silver as hurdlers impress at British Athletics Championships

06 July 2015

Jack Houghton, pictured, claimed a confidence-boosting 400m hurdles silver medal when University of Bath-based athletes competed at the British Championships in Birmingham over the weekend. The Biology student, coached by Colin Bovell at the Sports Training Village, finished runner-up to defending champion Niall Flannery in 50.60 but was ahead of former World Champion Dai Greene. “It was a really strong performance by Jack,” said Bovell. “He just missed out qualifying for the European U23 Championships...

Danny Talbot

University of Bath athletes set leading times at European Team Championships in Russia

23 June 2015

Danny Talbot and Andy Robertson helped Great Britain’s 4x100m men’s relay team set a new championship record as University of Bath-based athletes impressed at the European Team Championships in Cheboksary, Russia. Eilidh Child also set a new European Lead time in the women’s 400m hurdles as Great Britain finished fifth overall. Talbot and Robertson, both coached by Dan Cossins at the Sports Training Village, teamed up with Richard Kilty and James Ellington to win the...

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