News Archive, Tag: GB Rowing Team Start programme

World University Rowing Championships call-up for Sam Courty

31 August 2016

University of Bath graduate Sam Courty will continue her rowing education in Poznan, Poland this weekend when she represents Britain at the FISU World University Rowing Championships. Courty, a double World U23 medallist with the GB Rowing Team, will race alongside Anastasia Chitty in the women’s pair. The biennial Championships have provided valuable experience to a number of rowing internationals, with Rio 2016 Olympic men’s four champion George Nash and women’s eight silver-medallist Karen Bennett...

Rio 2016: Helen Glover and Heather Stanning retain Olympic title and create more rowing history

12 August 2016

They learnt to row at the University of Bath, now Helen Glover and Heather Stanning have created more sporting history by winning women’s pair gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Four years after becoming the first British women rowers to win an Olympic title with their unforgettable success at London 2012, Glover and Stanning became the first British women to retain their crown with an imperious display on the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. Unbeaten...

Vicky Thornley (right) with Katherine Grainger and coach Paul Thompson after winning women's double scull silver at Rio 2016

Rio 2016: Vicky Thornley’s stunning silver adds to rowing scheme’s roll of honour

11 August 2016

Vicky Thornley became the latest graduate of a highly-successful rowing talent development programme at the University of Bath to win an Olympic medal as she helped Katherine Grainger make Team GB history during an incredible race at Rio 2016. They went into the women’s double scull final on the back of an incredibly difficult summer, which saw their partnership dissolved after a poor performance at the European Championships but reformed after they failed to earn...

Vicky Thornley and Katherine Grainger in the Rio Olympic Village

Rio 2016: Final flourish awaits Vicky Thornley and Katherine Grainger after ‘best row yet’

09 August 2016

Former University of Bath-based rower Vicky Thornley will contest her second Olympic final on Thursday after she and Katherine Grainger produced their best performance yet in the women’s double scull in Tuesday’s Rio 2016 semi-finals. After a difficult season in which their partnership was dissolved then reformed after they failed to secure a place in the women’s eight, Thornley and defending champion Grainger looked in impressive form for Team GB as they secured a strong second...

Rio 2016: Defending champs Helen Glover and Heather Stanning dig deep for heat win

09 August 2016

“We did what we needed to do” – that was what defending champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning had to say after progressing to the women’s pair semi-finals at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The London 2012 gold-medallists, who both learnt to row at the University of Bath, are unbeaten in the pair since 2011 but saw that record put under threat by Denmark’s Hedvig Rasmussen and Anne Andersen in Monday’s heats. The Danes led...

Crew Bath rowers Luke Gwenter and Tom Mapp in the men's double scull at the 2016 European University Games

University of Bath rowers impress in national and international regattas

24 July 2016

Rowers at the University of Bath have been making an impact on the national and international stage during a busy summer of racing. Students Luke Gwenter and Tom Mapp represented the GB Universities Rowing Team at the European Universities Games in Zagreb, Croatia, finishing a fine eighth overall in the men’s double scull. They were also part of the Bath University Boat Club men’s eight that qualified for the Temple Challenge Cup at the prestigious...

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning at the Team GB rowing squad announcement for Rio 2016

Glover and Stanning to defend Olympic rowing title in Rio after Team GB selection

10 June 2016

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning will get the chance to defend their Olympic title after being named in the Team GB rowing squad for the Rio 2016 Games. Sports Technology graduate Stanning and Glover – who both started their rowing careers at the University of Bath – will once again contest the women’s pair, the event in which they are reigning Olympic, World and European Champions. “There is a great sense of pride that comes along...

Rower Tom Mapp won bronze at the 2016 BUCS Regatta

Debutants among the medals as rowers enjoy promising BUCS Regatta

04 May 2016

University of Bath Boat Club rowers won three medals and narrowly missed out on three more when they competed in the 2016 BUCS Regatta at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham. Laura Macro won gold in the lightweight women’s intermediate single scull, while fellow regatta debutant Henry Young was first home in the beginner men’s single. Mechanical Engineering student Tom Mapp (pictured) won bronze in the intermediate men’s single and finished fourth in the...

University of Bath student Nick Bell in action at the GB Rowing Team World Trials, April 2016. PICTURE: Peter Spurrier/Intersport Images

Scholar Nick Bell top student sculler at GB Rowing Team World Trials

13 April 2016

University of Bath sporting scholar Nick Bell was the fastest student sculler at this week’s GB Rowing Team Trials for the World Senior, U23 and University Championships. The Sport & Exercise Science student finished fourth in the B Final and tenth overall in a strong men’s single scull competition at GB’s national training centre in Caversham. Bell, supported by a Goldsmith Sporting Scholarship, is coached by Dan Harris at the GB Rowing Team Start centre...

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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