News Archive, Tag: Megan Fletcher

Commonwealth judo win gives Megan Fletcher belief ahead of European Games

23 June 2015

Team Bath Judo Club’s Megan Fletcher says she is going into the European Games full of confidence after her gold-medal triumph at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Fletcher is joined in Baku, Azerbaijan by brother Ben and Gemma Howell, who are all coached by Juergen Klinger at the University of Bath. And she is targeting another international medal as she pursues her ultimate ambition of qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. “If I can...

Kate Howey tweeted this picture of the British judo squad in Mongolia for a training camp ahead of the 2015 European Games

Team Bath judoka continue Baku 2015 European Games countdown in Mongolia

04 June 2015

Team Bath Judo Club’s Ben Fletcher, Megan Fletcher and Gemma Howell are finalising their preparations for this month’s European Games at a training camp in Mongolia. University of Bath graduate Gemma Gibbons – the London 2012 Olympic silver-medalist – is also part of the touring group. It is the first time the British Judo Association has gone to the Central Asian country, whose judoka are considered to be among the best in the world. “They...

Team GB call up Team Bath judoka for Baku 2015 European Games

23 April 2015

Team Bath Judo Club trio Ben Fletcher, Megan Fletcher and Gemma Howell have been named in a 153-strong Team GB squad for this summer’s inaugural European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. Team GB will compete across 13 sports and 19 disciplines at Baku 2015 as 50 European nations come together for the continent’s first-ever major multi-sport event from June 12-28. The competition has even more significance for Team Bath’s judoka as it will also double as...

Gemma Howell

Encouraging return from injury for Team Bath Judo Club’s Gemma Howell at Samsun Grand Prix

02 April 2015

Team Bath Judo Club’s Gemma Howell made an encouraging return from injury by finishing fifth at the Samsun Grand Prix in Turkey. London 2012 Olympian Howell, who is coached by Juergen Klinger and former University of Bath student Kate Howey, won her pool in the under-63kg competition. Victories over Slovakia’s Ivana Komlosiova, Mia Hermansson of Sweden and Mongolia’s Munkhzaya Tsedevsuren set up a semi-final with Anicka Van Emden of the Netherlands. However, Howell – a...

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...

Siblings among five Team Bath judo players in England team for Glasgow 2014

13 May 2014

Five University of Bath–based judo players, including the brother and sister pair of Ben and Megan Fletcher, were today (Tuesday) named in the England team to compete at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The Fletchers (pictured right) are joined in the team by Jan Gosiewski, currently studying for a Biomechanics PhD at the University of Bath, as well as graduate Tom Reed and by Gary Hall, meaning Bath judokas take up five places on England’s...

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