News Archive, Tag: European Championships

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....

Jazmin Sawyers won long jump silver at the 2016 European Championships in Amsterdam

Rio-bound Jazmin Sawyers soars to long jump silver at European Championships in Amsterdam

09 July 2016

University of Bath-based athlete Jazmin Sawyers leapt further than ever before to win long jump silver at the European Championships in Amsterdam on Friday. The 22-year-old’s wind-assisted leap of 6.86m was 11cm further than the previous best she set last month while winning the British Championships to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. “I’m so happy – my first European senior champs and a silver medal!” said Sawyers, who had previously won silver at...

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor (right) won women's 4x100m medley relay gold at the 2016 European Championships in London

Golden finish to European Championships for University of Bath-based swimmers

23 May 2016

Chris Walker-Hebborn and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor won their second relay gold medals of the week as University of Bath-based swimmers finished the LEN European Aquatics Championships on a high note. Jazz Carlin also claimed 400m freestyle silver as Britain, despite being in heavy training for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, finished the competition in London with an impressive 22 medals. The penultimate swim of the event saw O’Connor team up with Kathleen Dawson, Chloe Tutton and...

Piers Gilliver (left) won epee silver at the 2016 Wheelchair Fencing European Championships

Euro silver keeps Piers Gilliver on top of the world ahead of Rio 2016 Paralympics

20 May 2016

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver can begin preparing for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in earnest after finishing his qualification campaign ranked number one in the world. The 21-year-old won a silver medal at the IWAS European Championships in Torino, Italy on Thursday to confirm his status as the top epee fencer during the two-year qualification period. It was Gilliver’s ninth medal in 12 ranking competitions since September 2014 and his third podium...

Jazz Carlin and Siobhan-Marie O'Connor

European silvers give swimmers a boost as they prepare for Rio 2016 Olympics

20 May 2016

University of Bath-based swimmers Jazz Carlin and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor both won silver medals on another great night of competition at the LEN European Aquatics Championships in London. Both athletes are in heavy training for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games but still managed to produce impressive performances in the Aquatic Centre, with Carlin clocking 8:23.52 as she finished runner-up to Hungary’s Boglarka Kapas in the 800m freestyle. “I’m really happy with that,” said Carlin. “To come...

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor was selected for Team GB's swimming squad in 2016. PICTURE: Clare Green for Matchtight

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor sets up second medal shot at European Aquatics Champs

19 May 2016

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor will be competing for her second LEN European Aquatics Championships medal of the week on Thursday after qualifying second-fastest for the women’s 200m individual medley final. The University of Bath-based swimmer was runner-up to defending champion Katinka Hosszu of Hungary in the second of Wednesday’s semi-finals at the London Aquatics Centre. “I’m really happy with that,” said O’Connor, who won gold in the mixed 4x100m medley relay on Tuesday. “The time was similar...

Adam Peaty, Chris Walker-Hebborn, Fran Halsall and Siobhan-Marie O'Connor won mixed relay gold at the 2016 European Swimming Championships

“Amazing night” as swimming stars add European gold to their World relay title

18 May 2016

University of Bath-based swimmers Chris Walker-Hebborn and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor helped Great Britain defend their European Championships mixed 4x100m medley relay title at the London Aquatics Centre on Tuesday. The British Swimming National Centre Bath duo teamed up with Adam Peaty – fresh from winning the 100m breaststroke title – and Fran Halsall to win gold in 3.44.56. The same quartet won gold at the World Championships last year and their victory never looked in doubt...

Judoka Ben Fletcher closes in on Rio 2016 place after highest-ever finish at European Championships

25 April 2016

Team Bath judoka Ben Fletcher is back in the automatic qualification places for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after producing his best result at a senior major championships to date. The 24-year-old’s seventh-placed finish at the European Judo Championships in Kazan, Russia on Saturday lifted him back up to 29th in the Olympic qualification rankings for the -100kg weight category. With just one month of the two-year qualification period remaining and no more major tournaments...

Continental championships offer Team Bath judoka big chance to close in on Rio 2016

07 April 2016

Team Bath judoka Ben Fletcher and Emmanuel Nartey can strengthen their claims for Rio 2016 Olympic Games selection when they compete in continental championships this month. Fletcher has been named in a 13-strong Great Britain team for this month’s European Judo Championships in Russia. It is the last major tournament before this summer’s Olympics, giving Fletcher – coached by Juergen Klinger at the Sports Training Village – a big chance to collect more priceless qualification points before the May...

Heather Stanning and Helen Glover receive a guard of honour during the 2016 European Rowing Championships team announcement. PICTURE: Peter Spurrier / Intersport Images

Glover and Stanning looking to defend European title at start of Rio Olympic season

06 April 2016

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning will be looking to make the first of what they hope will be two major title defences this year after being named in the GB Rowing Team for next month’s European Championships. The women’s pair, who both learnt to row at the University of Bath, set a new Championships record when they won a first European gold together in Poznan, Poland last year. They will be favourites to retain that...

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