News Archive, Tag: London 2012

iz Johnson wins Bronze (Left) and Charlotte Henshaw wins Silver (Right) in final of the Womens 100m Breaststroke SB6. (Photo: Clare Green/ParalympicsGB)

Retiring Paralympic champion Liz Johnson thanks University of Bath swimming coach

21 April 2016

Multiple Paralympic medallist Liz Johnson has praised University of Bath Head Swimming Coach Mark Skimming after announcing her retirement from the sport. Johnson worked with Skimming at the Sports Training Village for four years in the build-up to London 2012, where she won a bronze medal in the SB6 100m breaststroke. That completed her Paralympic medal collection in the event, adding to the silver she won at Athens 2004 and her memorable gold medal at...

Wallabies join long list of national teams to train at University of Bath

11 September 2015

When Australia arrive at their Rugby World Cup training camp at the University of Bath next week, they will become the latest national team to hone their preparations for a major championships at the world-class Sports Training Village. It was the training base for the England rugby union team during Brian Ashton’s reign as head coach, which included the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France. England were defending champions at the time and went on...

Malcolm Arnold and Lawrence Clarke mark one year to Rio 2016

One year to Rio – University of Bath athletes start Olympic countdown

05 August 2015

Athletes, students, coaches and graduates at the University of Bath are excitedly counting down to Rio 2016, with just one year to go until the Olympic Games get under way. Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European medallists are among the many athletes from a wide range of sports aspiring to be Brazil-bound in 12 months’ time. Bringing home just how close the Games are is the fact that the University of Bath is staging a Rio...

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...

Louise Hunt in action

Third time lucky for tennis ace Louise Hunt at BNP Paribas World Team Cup?

20 May 2015

University of Bath graduate Louise Hunt will be hoping it is a case of third time lucky when she represents Great Britain at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Turkey next week. The wheelchair tennis player, who competed at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, finished runner-up alongside Jordanne Whiley and Lucy Shuker at the last two World Team Cup events. The same trio have been selected for the latest instalment of the wheelchair tennis...

Rio 2016

500 days to go – University of Bath-based athletes start countdown to Rio 2016 Olympic Games

24 March 2015

It is exactly 500 days until the 2016 Olympic Games get under way – and elite athletes at the University of Bath are starting to map out their road to Rio. Nearly 40 athletes who train or trained at the Sports Training Village competed at London 2012 and hopes are high for another big Bath representation when the Olympic cauldron is next lit on August 5, 2016. Nick Woodbridge knows exactly what it is like...

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