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Heather Olver in team doubles action at the Commonwealth Games 2014

Rio 2016: Heather Olver ends Olympic badminton debut on a winning note

14 August 2016

University of Bath graduate Heather Olver finished her Rio 2016 Olympic Games on a high note as she and Lauren Smith won their final ladies’ doubles match. Defeats to tough opponents from Malaysia and Indonesia in their opening Group C matches meant Olver, a Coach Education and Sports Development graduate, and Smith could not qualify for the next round. However, they got the victory their performances deserved when they beat Lok Yan Poon and Ying...

Heather Olver in action at Glasgow 2014 (photo: Badminton Photo)

Former University of Bath sport stars Heather Olver and Vicky Thornley selected for Rio 2016

27 June 2016

Badminton player Heather Olver and rower Vicky Thornley have become the latest athletes with University of Bath connections to be selected by Team GB for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Olver (pictured left), who studied Coach Education and Sports Development at the University, will continue her successful women’s doubles partnership with Lauren Smith in Rio after being named in an eight-strong badminton squad. A three-time silver-medallist at the Commonwealth Games, Olver was coached by Peter...

The University of Bath hosted a Badminton Bronze tournament in April 2016

Badminton players from across the world head to STV for major tournament

20 April 2016

Nearly 200 players from 20 different nations took part in a major badminton tournament at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Saturday. A busy day of action saw 229 games played in the Team Bath Arena before the winners were decided in the men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles. There was home success in the University of Bath Senior Bronze event for Stephanie Pinharry, who won the women’s...

An emotional Alex Lane celebrates after reaching the English National Badminton Championships men's singles final, February 2016

Badminton scholar Alex Lane reaches English National final as Heather Olver retains doubles crown

09 February 2016

University of Bath student Alex Lane produced some of the best badminton of his career so far to reach the men’s singles final at the English National Championships. Lane, who is studying Sports Performance and is supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, beat fellow Bath-based player Henley Ngan 21-10 21-8 in the quarter-finals. He then recorded an excellent 21-9 21-14 victory over number-two seed Toby Penty – ranked in the world’s top 100 – to...

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