News Archive, Tag: judo

Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz (second from left) was crowned as British Junior Judo Champion in the -63kg category in December 2015

Sporting scholar Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz among Team Bath judoka to win British Championships gold

14 December 2015

Judoka who train at Team Bath won three golds and eight medals in total during an impressive weekend at the British Judo Championships in Sheffield. University of Bath Sport Performance student Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz (pictured second from left), who is supported by a King Scholarship, set the tone on Saturday as she was crowned as national junior champion in the -63kg weight division. The following day’s Senior Championships saw Gary Hall, a bronze-medallist at the Glasgow 2014...

Gemma Gibbons with silver medal - London 2012 Judo Women. Photo: Paul Sancya/AP/Press Association Images

Judoka Gemma Gibbons wins historic bronze medal at Tokyo Grand Slam

06 December 2015

University of Bath graduate Gemma Gibbons became the first British woman ever to medal at the year-ending Tokyo Grand Slam as she won a superb bronze on Sunday. The London 2012 Olympic silver-medallist, who studied Sports Performance, twice produced exciting comeback victories before defeating home favourite Ruika Sato in the -78kg bronze-medal match. “I am really pleased with that result,” said Gibbons. “I have always dreamt of getting a Tokyo Grand Slam medal and today I...

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Judoka Megan Fletcher takes points and positives from top-seven finish at Qingdao Grand Prix

23 November 2015

Team Bath Judo Club’s Megan Fletcher collected more valuable Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification points as she finished seventh at the Qingdao Grand Prix in China. After her gold-medal success in Australia the previous week, Fletcher got off to a confident start in the U70kg weight division as she beat Georgia’s Esther Stam by yuko. However, a single penalty against Fletcher proved decisive in a tight quarter-final as she was edged out by South Korea’s...

World medallists and international athletes among sporting scholars for 2015-16

02 November 2015

Talented student athletes from an array of different sports have been awarded University of Bath sporting scholarships. Among the 2015 scholars are medallists at British and World Championships, an England Hockey Cup winner and a rugby player who competed in this year’s Six Nations. University of Bath students with the potential to succeed both academically and in their chosen sport can apply for the scholarships, which are awarded each year. They are supported by alumni and...

European medals for Team Bath judoka in Glasgow, Lisbon and Reims

12 October 2015

There were two silvers and a bronze medal for Team Bath’s elite judoka to celebrate when the European Open took place in Scotland and Portugal at the weekend. Tom Reed reached the under-81kg final at the men’s event in Glasgow, while Ben Fletcher strengthened his grip on a Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification place with bronze in the under-100kg division. And over at the women’s event in Lisbon, Megan Fletcher won a silver medal in...

Judo stars Ben Fletcher and Gemma Gibbons bag crucial Olympic qualifying points at World Championships

03 September 2015

Team Bath Judo's Ben Fletcher built on his first-ever Grand Prix medal in July by reaching the last-16 at the 2015 World Judo Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan. Fletcher's progress, which was ended by eventual-finalist German Frey Karl-Richard, meant he has now earned enough qualification points to book a spot in the 'green zone' for Olympic qualifying - occupied by athletes who are in a direct qualification position. 23-year-old Fletcher, who trains under Juergen Klinger at...

Upgraded changing rooms reopen at Sports Training Village

07 August 2015

The changing rooms along the corridor from the gym to the judo dojo within the Sports Training Village have now reopened. We thank all our customers for their patience whilst work has been undertaken to upgrade these facilities, providing better use of space, greater flexibility and more modern fixtures and fittings. This work has been part of a continuing project to improve the changing environment across the Sports Training Village and follows on from the...

Head judo coach Juergen Klinger awarded 7. Dan

16 July 2015

Team Bath head judo coach Juergen Klinger has described his "delight" at being recognised as an integrated judo coach in the UK after receiving a 7. Dan rank. German Klinger has been at the University of Bath since 2006 and received the award at the British Judo Open last weekend. Speaking of the award, Klinger said: "I'm delighted to receive the 7. Dan. It is a rank not awarded by assessment so you must be...

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Gemma Howell wins all-Bath final at British Judo Open

14 July 2015

There was an all Team Bath final at the 2015 British Judo Open, which took place in the SSE Arena, Wembley over the weekend. Gemma Howell and Megan Fletcher usually fight in different weight categories but both were entered in the -70kg competition this time. And both progressed to the final, where they produced – in the words of coach Juergen Klinger – “a fantastic fight, very open and very fast”. It went all the...

Ben Fletcher wins first-ever Judo Grand Prix medal in Mongolia

06 July 2015

Team Bath Judo Club’s Ben Fletcher said he “couldn’t be happier” after winning his first-ever Grand Prix medal in Mongolia. Fletcher, coached by Juergen Klinger at the Sports Training Village, also secured 120 Olympic qualification points to boost his hopes of reaching Rio 2016. “My first-ever Grand Prix medal – a really good day and performance,” he tweeted. “Couldn’t be happier.” And there was a gold medal for University of Bath graduate Gemma Gibbons who...

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