News Archive, Tag: Emily Diamond

Bronze quartet in Poland

Emily Diamond adds to international medal collection by helping GB win bronze at World Athletics Relays in Poland

04 May 2021

Olympic and world medallist Emily Diamond was part of the GB quartet who took bronze on the second and final day of the World Athletics Relays in Poland on Sunday (2 May). Diamond ran an assured third leg for the team, maintaining the lead she inherited form Ama Pipi who held off the chasing pack in the final few metres.  Coached by Benke Blmokvist, Diamond - who trains every Friday at the University of Bath...

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: 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...

Rio 2016: Emily Diamond overcomes food poisoning to reach 400m semi-finals

14 August 2016

University of Bath-based athlete Emily Diamond overcame food poisoning to book her place in Sunday’s 400m semi-finals after a courageous effort on her Olympic debut at Rio 2016. The British 400m Champion had to spend Friday in bed but was determined to get out on the Maracana track for her heat on Saturday. She came home fourth in 51.76, missing out on one of the two automatic qualifying places, but that was more than quick...

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...

(From left) Emily Diamond, Eilidh Doyle, Andrew Pozzi and Jazmin Sawyers have been selected for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Fab four join University’s Rio-bound Olympians as Team GB name athletics squad

13 July 2016

Four British Champions from the University of Bath were today officially selected in the Team GB athletics squad for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Hurdlers Eilidh Doyle and Andrew Pozzi – both trained by Malcolm Arnold at the Sports Training Village – will be going to their second Games, as will 400m runner Emily Diamond, while long jumper Jazmin Sawyers will make her Olympic debut. Joining the quartet on the plane to Rio will be...

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....

Long-distance learning at University of Bath pays off for Rio-bound Emily Diamond

07 July 2016

Sprinter Emily Diamond is benefitting from the ultimate long-distance learning course at the University of Bath as she prepares to make her Olympic debut at Rio 2016. While the 25-year-old is based at the Sports Training Village, her coach for the past 12 months, Jared Deacon, lives in Scotland and works with Edinburgh Rugby. But thanks to the wonders of modern technology, they have put together a training programme that has seen 400m runner Diamond...

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