News Archive, Tag: Louise Hunt

High hopes of medals for University-based athletes as Rio 2016 Paralympic Games begin

07 September 2016

The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games start today and there are high hopes of medal success among the University of Bath-based athletes past and present competing for ParalympicsGB over the next 11 days. Polly Maton, a 16-year-old athlete coached at the Sports Training Village by Colin Baross, is in action when competition gets fully under way on Thursday and will contest the T47 long jump final at 10.11pm BST. She returns to the Olympic Stadium on...

Melissa Reid and Nicole Walters in action at the 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Paratriathlon Event. PICTURE: ITU/Delly Carr

Para-triathlon guide Nicole Walters set to make history with ParalympicsGB at Rio 2016

15 July 2016

Nicole Walters has become the third University of Bath-based athlete to be selected for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games after being named in the history-making para-triathlon squad. The Sport & Exercise Science graduate, who still trains at the University, will act as guide for visually-impaired Melissa Reid when the sport makes its debut on the Paralympic programme this summer. Former Team Bath swimmer David Hill has also been selected in the ParalympicsGB team – he...

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...

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