News Archive, Tag: ParalympicsGB

Sprinters Sophie Kamlish and Polly Maton join Rio-bound contingent after Paralympic Games selection

26 July 2016

Teenage sprinters Sophie Kamlish and Polly Maton today became the latest University of Bath-based athletes to be selected by ParalympicsGB for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Nineteen-year-old Kamlish – who competed at London 2012 (pictured) – had her place confirmed in the second wave of athletics selections, three days after setting a new T44 100m national record at the IPC Grand Prix Final. That run of 13.35 at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London was the third fastest...

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...

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On top of the world and now off to Rio – Piers Gilliver’s ParalympicsGB place confirmed

05 July 2016

Piers Gilliver – the world’s number-one ranked wheelchair fencer – today became the latest University of Bath-based athlete to be selected for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The 21-year-old has enjoyed tremendous success during the past two years, winning nine medals in 12 international competitions – including three back-to-back World Cup titles – to comfortably finish top of the epee qualifying rankings. “I am so happy to be part of the ParalympicsGB team for Rio...

Louise Hunt. Photo: onEdition 2012

Wheelchair tennis ace Louise Hunt set for second Paralympic Games after Rio 2016 selection

28 June 2016

Wheelchair tennis player Louise Hunt has become the latest University of Bath graduate to be officially selected by ParalympicsGB for the Rio 2016 Games. Hunt, who studied Sports Performance, was one of ten players named during an announcement on Tuesday morning at New Palace Yard under Big Ben in the Houses of Parliament. A winner of multiple titles at ITF2 level competition, Hunt has also won several medals for Great Britain at the annual World...

Sascha Kindred. Photo: onEdition

Familiar faces named in ParalympicsGB swimming squad for Rio 2016 Games

16 May 2016

Former Team Bath swimmer Sascha Kindred will compete at his sixth Paralympic Games after being named in a 31-strong ParalympicsGB squad for Rio 2016. Kindred (pictured) won two gold medals, plus a silver and bronze, at the Sydney 2000 Games while based at the Sports Training Village. That was his second Paralympics, having made his debut at Atlanta 1996, and he has won six titles in total during the past 20 years. Also heading to...

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...

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...

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Golden start to life at University of Bath for wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver

27 May 2015

Wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver has seen his new training programme at the University of Bath pay immediate dividends as he won another epee gold medal at the World Cup in Pisa, Italy. It was a fourth success in five tournaments for the 20-year-old, who is ranked number one in the world in the qualifying standings for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. “I am really thrilled – there is nothing like the feeling of winning gold,”...

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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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