News Archive, Tag: Emmanuel Nartey

From Team Bath to Team GB as judoka Ben Fletcher is selected for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

16 June 2016

With 50 days to go until Rio 2016, Team Bath judoka Ben Fletcher today became the ninth University of Bath-based athlete to be officially selected by Team GB for this summer’s Olympic Games. The 24-year-old, who is coached by Juergen Klinger at the Sports Training Village, will compete in the men’s -100kg weight category after being one of seven Brits to successfully qualify for the Games. After a gruelling two-year qualification period that took him...

Rio 2016 qualification is almost signed and sealed for Team Bath Judo’s Ben Fletcher

16 May 2016

Team Bath Judo’s Ben Fletcher will find out for certain in the next two weeks whether he has qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Fletcher wasn’t able to reproduce the form he had shown while finishing a career-high seventh in Azerbaijan the previous week as he was beaten by home judoka Viktor Demyanenko in the first round of the men’s -100kg competition at the Almaty Grand Prix in Kazakhstan. But despite the setback, Fletcher...

Best Grand Prix result keeps Team Bath judoka Ben Fletcher on course for Rio 2016

09 May 2016

Team Bath Judo’s Ben Fletcher produced his best-ever Grand Prix result in Azerbaijan on Sunday to maintain his push for a Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification place. World number ten Jose Armenteros was among the judoka Fletcher overcame on his way to a seventh-placed finish in the men’s -100kg weight category in Baku. Hungary’s Miklos Cirjenics was runner-up, moving him into the automatic qualification places for Rio, but Fletcher still holds one of two continental...

Team Bath Judo Club's Gemma Howell (left) won silver at the Tbilisi Grand Prix, March 2016

Silver medal is ‘best yet’ for Team Bath judoka Gemma Howell at Tbilisi Grand Prix

28 March 2016

University of Bath student Gemma Howell won her first Grand Prix judo medal for two years after producing a string of excellent performances in Georgia. The Sport & Exercise Science student, competing in the -63kg weight division, beat judoka ranked 30, 20, eight and nine in the world on her way to a superb silver in the Tbilisi Grand Prix. “I’m really happy, this silver is the best senior medal I’ve won so far,” Howell...

Ben Fletcher and Emmanuel Nartey both won gold at the Casablanca African Open in March 2016

Judo duo Ben Fletcher and Emmanuel Nartey strike gold at Casablanca African Open

14 March 2016

Team Bath judoka Ben Fletcher and Emmanuel Nartey both took major steps on the road to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as they won gold at the Casablanca African Open on Sunday. Gary Hall also claimed his second Continental Open medal of the year during an impressive weekend in Morocco. Victory in the -100kg weight division was the perfect way for Fletcher to celebrate his 24th birthday. “It was a good day’s judo – I’m not...

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Judoka Megan Fletcher takes points and positives from top-seven finish at Qingdao Grand Prix

23 November 2015

Team Bath Judo Club’s Megan Fletcher collected more valuable Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification points as she finished seventh at the Qingdao Grand Prix in China. After her gold-medal success in Australia the previous week, Fletcher got off to a confident start in the U70kg weight division as she beat Georgia’s Esther Stam by yuko. However, a single penalty against Fletcher proved decisive in a tight quarter-final as she was edged out by South Korea’s...

Judoka Ben Fletcher strikes gold in Mauritius to take step closer to Rio 2016

09 November 2015

Team Bath Judo Club’s Ben Fletcher gained more valuable qualification points on the road to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as he struck gold at the African Open Championships in Mauritius. The 23-year-old, coached by Juergen Klinger at the University of Bath, dominated all of his fights in the under-100kg weight division to claim the third international title of his career and his second in 2015, following his success in Tunis in January. After overcoming...

European medals for Team Bath judoka in Glasgow, Lisbon and Reims

12 October 2015

There were two silvers and a bronze medal for Team Bath’s elite judoka to celebrate when the European Open took place in Scotland and Portugal at the weekend. Tom Reed reached the under-81kg final at the men’s event in Glasgow, while Ben Fletcher strengthened his grip on a Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification place with bronze in the under-100kg division. And over at the women’s event in Lisbon, Megan Fletcher won a silver medal in...

300 days to Rio 2016 as Olympic judo hopefuls face crunch continental competition

10 October 2015

It is exactly 300 days until the Rio 2016 Olympic Games get under way – and Team Bath’s elite judoka face a crucial competition as they bid to reach Brazil. Valuable qualification points for the Games are up for grabs at the European Judo Open, which takes place this weekend in Glasgow for men and Lisbon for women. Among those heading to Scotland is Ben Fletcher, pictured, who currently meets the qualification criteria for Rio...

Emmanuel Nartey tweeted this picture of himself with his bronze medal from the 2015 All-Africa Games

Judo bronze for Emmanuel Nartey at All-Africa Games

14 September 2015

Team Bath Judo Club’s Emmanuel Nartey has won a bronze medal while representing Ghana at the 2015 All-Africa Games in Brazzaville, Congo. Nartey, coached by Juergen Klinger at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, needed just 28 seconds to beat Tunisia’s Hamza Barhoumi by ippon in the fight for third place in the under-73kg category. The London 2012 Olympian had also started the competition with a quick-fire Pool C victory, against Gabon’s Pierre Ginvard...

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