News Archive, Tag: Polly Maton

Polly Maton competes in the T47 long-jump final at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. PICTURE: onEdition

Rio 2016: Polly Maton leaps to top-seven finish on Paralympic Games debut

09 September 2016

University of Bath-based athlete Polly Maton finished a fine seventh on her Paralympic Games debut as she contested the T47 long jump final on the opening day of Rio 2016. The 16-year-old, coached by Colin Baross at the Sports Training Village, produced her best clearance of 5.10m with her opening jump of the competition in the Olympic Stadium. That ensured she was one of the top eight jumpers in the 12-strong field to progress to...

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...

Sprinters Joel Fearon, Sophie Kamlish and Polly Maton race into record books at English Champs

02 August 2016

Joel Fearon, an athlete with the University of Bath-based Great Britain Bobsleigh squad, ran the joint third-fastest 100m ever by a Briton at the English Athletics Championships.  And fellow sprinters Sophie Kamlish and Polly Maton celebrated their ParalympicsGB selections for Rio 2016 by smashing their personal bests in Bedford. Fearon, part of the four-man bobsleigh team that finished fifth at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, ran 9.96 for victory on Saturday – the fastest time...

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...

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