News Archive, Tag: judo

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...

Team Bath judoka Ben Fletcher earns more Rio 2016 qualification points in Turkey

04 April 2016

Team Bath judoka Ben Fletcher recorded a second-successive seventh-placed finish when he competed at the Samsun Grand Prix in Turkey. The result gave the 24-year-old another 48 valuable points in his pursuit of Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification, with just a handful of competitions remaining before the May 31 deadline. Fletcher, coached by Juergen Klinger at the University of Bath, saw his superior fitness come to the fore in his opening -100kg contest in Samsun as...

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...

Jan Gosiewski in the Team Bath Judo Dojo

Globetrotting judoka Jan Gosiewski looking for crowd support on final push for Rio 2016

25 February 2016

The road to Rio will travel through the Czech Republic, Peru, Argentina, Georgia and Turkey for University of Bath judoka Jan Gosiewski over the next few weeks. So ahead of his final push for a dream Olympic place in Team GB, the 27-year-old has launched a crowd-funding campaign to help cover the costs of his extensive travels. The global nature of judo means that Gosiewski has to go around the world to take part in...

Judo AASE programme aims to breed next generation of performance athletes

24 February 2016

Six of the most talented young judoka in the South West last week spent time with Team Bath's high performance judo squad as part of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) programme. The year-long programme, run in conjunction with the British Judo Association (BJA), is designed to provide young athletes aged 16-18 with the opportunity to experience the lifestyle of performance athletes. At the same time they are helped towards earning UCAS-recognised sports qualifications which equate to two...

The University of Bath athletics team won seven medals, including three gold, at the 2016 BUCS Nationals

Ten gold medals and a new record as University of Bath student-athletes excel at BUCS Nationals

23 February 2016

University of Bath students won a multitude of medals during a fantastic weekend of competition at the BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Nationals in Sheffield – the UK’s biggest multi-sport event. There were individual golds for Beth Close, Josh Olawore and Cameron Chalmers (athletics); Alex Lane (badminton); Chloe Robyns-Landricombe, Prisca Awiti-Alcarez and Jemima Duxberry (judo); Anna Hopkin and Matthew Johnson (swimming); and Vicky Shenton (trampolining). Holly Clemens, SU Sport Officer, said: “It makes me...

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

University of Bath student-athletes looking to show Sheffield steel at 2016 BUCS Nationals

18 February 2016

This weekend will see around 100 student athletes from the University of Bath head north to Sheffield to compete in the 2015-16 BUCS Nationals, writes Jamie Betts. Now in its fourth year, the three-day competition will see more than 6,000 students from universities and colleges across Britain compete for honours in ten different sports. This year’s sports are athletics, badminton, boxing, climbing, fencing, judo, karate, rifle shooting, swimming and trampolining, with the University of Bath...

Judoka Jemima Duxberry back on the podium after long-term injury

03 February 2016

University of Bath judoka Jemima Duxberry made an encouraging return from long-term injury as she won a bronze medal at an international club event in Belgium. The result was all the more impressive as it was also the first time the Sports Performance student had competed in the U78kg weight category. Duxberry, who is supported by the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS), had previously fought in the U70kg division before being sidelined for more than...

Team Bath judoka Gary Hall adds to British success with medal on world stage

18 January 2016

Following the successful defence of his -90kg title at the British Judo Championships in December, Gary Hall followed up with a bronze medal at the Tunis African Open in Tunisia on Sunday (January 17). The tournament was a ranking event, meaning Hall's medal moved him up the judo world rankings and a step closer to qualification for Rio 2016 this summer. Elsewhere, Team Bath's Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz, who is supported by a King Scholarship, successfully followed up her own British Championships...

Gemma Gibbons and Laura Deas have been shortlisted for the Sky Sports News Sportswoman of the Month award for December 2015

Vote Laura Deas and Gemma Gibbons for Sky Sportswoman of the Month

06 January 2016

University of Bath-based skeleton gold-medallist Laura Deas and graduate Gemma Gibbons are both on the shortlist for Sky Sports News Sportswoman of the Month for December 2015. Deas, who trains with the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association at the Sports Training Village, ended the year ranked third in the women’s BMW ISBF World Cup standings. She recorded top-ten finishes in both Winterberg and Konigssee during December, having won her maiden World Cup title in Altenberg...

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