News Archive, Tag: Malcolm Arnold

(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...

Sophie Kamlish. Photo: Sam Farr

Sophie Kamlish reigns in Rome with new PB as athletes impress at Diamond League

06 June 2016

Sophie Kamlish set a new personal best and there were top-three finishes for Eilidh Doyle and Andrew Pozzi as University of Bath-based athletes produced eye-catching Diamond League displays in Rome and Birmingham. Kamlish, coached by Rob Ellchuk at the Sports Training Village, took 0.08 off her previous best as she won the women’s 100m Paralympic race in 13.36 at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico. That equals the second fastest time in the world this year in the...

Trio of Rio 2016 hopefuls looking to sparkle at Rome Diamond League

02 June 2016

University of Bath-based athletes Eilidh Doyle, Sophie Kamlish and Andrew Pozzi will be looking to sparkle tonight (Thursday) when they compete in the Rome Diamond League. Doyle lines up in a strong women’s 400m hurdles field at 7.04pm BST – she is currently ranked joint-first with Jamaica’s Janeive Russell in the 2016 Diamond League rankings after winning in Doha last month. Joining Doyle – coached by Malcolm Arnold – at the Stadio Olimpico is training...

Back with a bang as hurdler Andrew Pozzi sets Rio 2016 Olympic standard

23 May 2016

Andrew Pozzi ran well inside the Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualifying time as he led a University of Bath one-two in the 110m hurdles at Sunday’s Loughborough International. In his first outdoor race in Britain since the London 2012 Games, Pozzi scorched to a new personal best of 13.32 – comfortably quicker than the 13.47 he needed to be in contention for Rio selection. Pozzi – coached by Malcolm Arnold at the Sports Training Village...

Sparkling start at Diamond League as hurdler Eilidh Doyle sets world-fastest time

07 May 2016

University of Bath-based athlete Eilidh Doyle got the Rio 2016 Olympic season off to a flying start as she set the fastest women’s 400m hurdles time of the year so far. Doyle, nee Child, clocked 54.53 to finish ahead of Bahrain's Kemi Adekoya and reigning Commonwealth champion Kaliese Spencer of Jamaica at the first Diamond League meeting of the season in Doha. It was a fastest-ever season opener for European champion Doyle, who is coached by...

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,...

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Malcolm Arnold welcomed into UK Sport’s prestigious Coaching Fellowship

25 November 2015

Malcolm Arnold OBE has been made honorary member of UK Sport’s prestigious Coaching Fellowship, which aims to champion the coaching profession and support the development of world-class coaches in the UK. Arnold, UK Lead Hurdles Coach for British Athletics, has been based at the University of Bath since 1998 and has coached athletes such as Colin Jackson, Jason Gardener, Dai Greene and Eilidh Child to international success during that time. He was announced as a...

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Bath Bullet Jason Gardener to become next President of UK Athletics

28 September 2015

Former University of Bath sprinter Jason Gardener will become the next President of UK Athletics, it was confirmed on Monday. The Bath Bullet, who won 4x100m relay gold at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games while coached by Malcolm Arnold, will take over from Lynn Davies - the 1964 Olympic long jump champion - following UK Athletics’ AGM on December 4. Lawrence Clarke, part of Arnold’s current training group at the Sports Training Village, has also...

‘Do or die’ Lawrence Clarke misses out on World Championships final

27 August 2015

A “do or die” effort from University of Bath graduate Lawrence Clarke wasn’t quite enough to secure a place in the 110m hurdles final at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing. Clarke, coached by Malcolm Arnold at the Sports Training Village, got off to a flying start in Thursday’s semi-final and was well placed in third after 60m. However, he couldn't maintain that pace and hit the last hurdle, causing him to lose his balance...

Eilidh Child through to final as Lawrence Clarke and Danny Talbot prepare for Beijing bows

24 August 2015

University of Bath-based athlete Eilidh Child will contest the women’s 400m hurdles final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing after enduring a nervous wait in the semi-finals. Child, coached by Malcolm Arnold at the Sports Training Village, needed a top-two finish in the Bird’s Nest Stadium on Monday to automatically qualify and was well placed coming off the last hurdle. However, she lost momentum and finished third behind Cassandra Tate of the USA...

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