News Archive, Tag: Eilidh Child

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...

Lawrence Clarke. Photo: Sam Farr

Season’s best times for Eilidh Child and Lawrence Clarke in Diamond League meetings

08 June 2015

University of Bath-based athletes Eilidh Child and Lawrence Clarke both set season’s best times during a busy week of IAAF Diamond League action. European 400m hurdles champion Child clocked 54.84 to finish third in the Golden Gala in Rome on Thursday, then placed fourth at Sunday’s Birmingham Grand Prix in 55.14. “It was quite close and I am happy technically, although it was quite windy,” said Child – coached by Malcolm Arnold at the Sports...

University of Bath-based athletes get European Team Championships call

02 June 2015

There is a strong University of Bath representation in the 47-strong British Athletics squad announced for this month’s European Team Championships in Cheboksary, Russia. Eilidh Child, coached by Malcolm Arnold at the Sports Training Village, will compete in both the 400m hurdles – the event in which she is European champion – and the 4x400m relay. She is joined in the relay squad by Laura Maddox, the European indoor silver-medalist who trains with University of...

Jazmin Sawyers celebrates silver (Frank Augstein/AP/Press Association Images)

Long jumper Jazmin Sawyers is streets ahead at Great City Games in Manchester

11 May 2015

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games silver-medalist Jazmin Sawyers leapt to an impressive victory when several University of Bath-based athletes competed in the Great City Games on Saturday. Sawyers saved the best until last in the women’s long jump competition, staged on the streets of Manchester city centre, by clearing 6.44m into a head-wind to beat Holland’s Dafne Schippers by 4cm. She tweeted: “Chuffed to bits to win. Love the street athletics set-up, crowd was so much...

Eilidh Child, Anyika Onuora, Kelly Massey and Seren Bundy-Davies won bronze at the 2015 IAAF World Relays

Eilidh Child helps GB set Rio 2016 standard at IAAF World Relays in Bahamas

05 May 2015

Eilidh Child hailed her “brilliant” Great Britain team-mates after earning a 4x400m bronze medal and Rio 2016 Olympic qualification at the IAAF World Relays. The University of Bath-based athlete ran the first leg in the Bahamas as GB finished a fine third behind strong teams from the United States and Jamaica. "I am just really proud of how we performed out there,” said Child, who was joined in the British quartet by Anyika Onuora, Kelly...

Athletes selected for World Relay Championships in Bahamas on road to Rio 2016

20 April 2015

Three athletes who train at the University of Bath have been named in the Great Britain & Northern Ireland team for the IAAF World Relay Championships in Nassau, Bahamas on May 2-3. European 400m hurdles champion Eilidh Child, who is part of Malcolm Arnold’s training group, is joined by Margaret Adeoye, Seren Bundy-Davies, Shana Cox, Kelly Massey and Anyika Onuora in the women’s 4x400m relay squad. University of Bath graduate Danny Talbot and Andy Robertson,...

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