News Archive, Tag: Eilidh Doyle

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...

Rio 2016: Diamond and Doyle win relay bronze and help Team GB make Olympic history

21 August 2016

University of Bath-based athletes Emily Diamond and Eilidh Doyle helped Team GB make history at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as they won bronze in the women’s 4x400m relay. It was Britain’s 66th medal of the Olympics, meaning they surpassed their total from London 2012 and became the first nation to win more medals four years after hosting the Games. It also means that six medals have been won by athletes based at the Sports...

Rio 2016: Relay offers second shot at podium place for Eilidh Doyle after “strange” hurdles final

19 August 2016

University of Bath-based athlete Eilidh Doyle missed out on a medal in the 400m hurdles final but will have a second shot at a Rio 2016 Olympic Games podium place in the 4x400m relay over the weekend. Doyle, coached by Malcolm Arnold at the Sports Training Village, was unable to get into contention from the inside lane of the hurdles final overnight and had to settle for eighth place in 54.61. “It’s a really strange...

Kate French and Samantha Murray of Pentathlon GB, May 2016

Live blog – Rio Olympic Games day 14

19 August 2016

Kate French and Samantha Murray will be looking to continue Team GB's proud tradition of winning a medal in every women's modern pentathlon competition since Sydney 2000 when they complete their Rio 2016 competition on Friday. The University of Bath graduates have work to do after the fencing on Thursday but are both strong performers on the international stage, with Murray having won a silver medal at London 2012. You can follow live coverage of...

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...

Rio 2016: Plenty of positives for Emily Diamond to take from Olympic debut

15 August 2016

University of Bath-based athlete Emily Diamond says she is taking plenty of positives from her on-track Olympic debut, despite a far-from-perfect build-up at Rio 2016. Laid low by food poisoning just 48 hours before she was due to run, Diamond showed tremendous spirit and resilience to not only compete in her heat but also qualify for the semi-finals. The 25-year-old then ran an excellent time of 51.49 from lane one, just outside her personal best...

Jazmin Sawyers, Andrew Pozzi and Eilidh Doyle return to training after qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Eilidh Doyle and Andrew Pozzi feeling Rio ready thanks to coach Malcolm Arnold

27 July 2016

Legendary athletics coach Malcolm Arnold has famously guided the likes of Jason Gardener, Colin Jackson and John Akii-Bua to Olympic medals during an incredible career spanning nearly 50 years. Now hurdlers Eilidh Doyle and Andrew Pozzi are looking to join that list of greats as they finalise their Rio 2016 Olympic Games preparations at the University of Bath. Both admit it was the opportunity to work with Arnold – Head Coach of the UK Athletics...

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...

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