News Archive, Tag: Jazmin Sawyers

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...

Jazmin Sawyers, Andrew Pozzi and Eilidh Doyle return to training after qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Quartet strike gold as University of Bath-based athletes book Rio 2016 spots

27 June 2016

Hurdlers Andrew Pozzi and Eilidh Doyle were among the University of Bath-based athletes who booked their place at the Rio 2016 Olympic Trials with medal-winning performances at the British Championships in Birmingham. Emily Diamond and Jazmin Sawyers, who also train at the Sports Training Village (STV), secured their coveted Team GB spots by winning gold, while University of Bath graduates Lawrence Clarke and Danny Talbot claimed the top-two places they needed for qualification. All six have also been named...

(From left) Leon Reid, coach James Hillier and David King. PICTURE: Bath Chronicle

Big PB as hurdler David King sets Rio 2016 qualifying time in Swiss thriller

07 June 2016

David King became the second University of Bath-based 110m hurdler to set the qualifying time for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games when he smashed his personal best in Switzerland on Monday. The Sports Performance graduate, who was supported by the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) during his studies at the University, ran 13.39 at a meeting in Bellinzona. That was 0.15 quicker than King’s previous best, set in Loughborough last month, and well inside the Olympic...

Gold for Pozzi plus silver for Robertson and student Chalmers at British Indoor Championships

29 February 2016

Andrew Pozzi produced a terrific run to get the better of a 60m hurdles field packed with University of Bath-based athletes past and present at the 2016 Indoor British Championships in Sheffield. The 23-year-old, part of Malcolm Arnold’s training group at the Sports Training Village, secured his place in the Great Britain & NI World Indoor Championships team by winning gold in 7.61. Two University of Bath graduates were hot on his heels – Lawrence Clarke,...

Sophie Kamlish. Photo: Sam Farr

Super second for Sophie Kamlish as athletes return to London 2012 stadium

27 July 2015

University of Bath-based sprinter Sophie Kamlish, pictured, finished a superb second on her return to the former Olympic Stadium in London for the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games. The 18-year-old, coached by Rob Ellchuk at the Sports Training Village, produced a strong performance to finish runner-up to World and European champion Marlou van Rhijn in the T44 100m in front of a large home crowd on Sunday. Kamlish – who was sixth in the event at the...

Usain Bolt awaits Bath sprinter Andy Robertson at Anniversary Games

24 July 2015

University of Bath-based athlete Andy Robertson will line up against sprint legend Usain Bolt on the opening night of the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games at The Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Former World and Commonwealth champion Kim Collins also goes in a star-studded second heat of the 100m at 8.29pm on Friday. All eyes will be on the race – being shown live on BBC2 – thanks to the presence of the iconic Bolt, the...

Danny Talbot

University of Bath athletes set leading times at European Team Championships in Russia

23 June 2015

Danny Talbot and Andy Robertson helped Great Britain’s 4x100m men’s relay team set a new championship record as University of Bath-based athletes impressed at the European Team Championships in Cheboksary, Russia. Eilidh Child also set a new European Lead time in the women’s 400m hurdles as Great Britain finished fifth overall. Talbot and Robertson, both coached by Dan Cossins at the Sports Training Village, teamed up with Richard Kilty and James Ellington to win the...

Paul Blake, Katrina Hart and Sophie Kamlish set for IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Italy

12 June 2015

World champion Paul Blake will be looking to record his second IPC Athletics Grand Prix victory of 2015 when University of Bath-based athletes compete in Grosseto, Italy this weekend. The double London 2012 Paralympic Games medalist, coached at the Sports Training Village by Rob Ellchuk, tops the T36 400m rankings this year after clocking 56.26 to win in Dubai in February. Blake will also contest the T36 100m this weekend, while training partner and fellow...

University of Bath-based athletes get European Team Championships call

02 June 2015

There is a strong University of Bath representation in the 47-strong British Athletics squad announced for this month’s European Team Championships in Cheboksary, Russia. Eilidh Child, coached by Malcolm Arnold at the Sports Training Village, will compete in both the 400m hurdles – the event in which she is European champion – and the 4x400m relay. She is joined in the relay squad by Laura Maddox, the European indoor silver-medalist who trains with University of...

(From left) Leon Reid, coach James Hillier and David King. PICTURE: Bath Chronicle

Hurdler David King sets European standard as he helps England to Loughborough International victory

18 May 2015

University of Bath athlete David King set the qualifying standard for this summer’s European U23 Championships as he helped England to overall victory at the Loughborough International on Sunday. The Sports Performance student, coached by James Hillier, smashed his personal best as he won the 110m hurdles race in 13.69. “It was a PB and a massive progression, so I feel really, really good,” said King, who won gold for the university at the British...

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