News Archive, Tag: Paralympics

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...

Paralympics London 2012 - Paul Blake celebrates winning a Silver Medal after competing in the Men's 400m - T36 Final. Photo: Richard Washbrooke/ParalympicsGB

New fundraising campaign launched to Supercharge ParalympicsGB for Rio 2016 and beyond

07 January 2016

People are being encouraged to help ‘Supercharge ParalympicsGB’ by supporting a new fundraising campaign launched today. All money raised will help to fund the ParalympicsGB team – including a number of athletes based at the University of Bath – not only at the Rio 2016 Games but also at Pyongchang 2018, Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022. The British Paralympic Association (BPA), a registered charity, has historically received some public fundraising support but the Supercharge ParalympicsGB...

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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500 days to go – athletes start countdown to Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

26 April 2015

Athletes at the University of Bath are stepping up their preparations for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, which will get under way in exactly 500 days time. Ben Rushgrove knows exactly what it is like to be at this stage of the four-year Paralympic cycle, having won T37 100m silver at Beijing 2008 and 200m bronze at London 2012. However, having lost his funding after a disappointing 2014, the 500 days ahead offer a new...

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