News Archive, Tag: Rio 2016

Rio 2016: Doyle and Sawyers through to Olympic finals but Pozzi misses out

17 August 2016

Jazmin Sawyers and Eilidh Doyle will contest their first Olympic finals on Thursday and Friday respectively after coming through their semi-finals in the early hours of Wednesday morning. However, it was a disappointing night for fellow University of Bath-based athlete Andrew Pozzi (pictured) and Business Masters graduate Lawrence Clarke as both failed to qualify for the men’s 110m hurdles final. Sawyers, making her Olympic debut at Rio 2016, cleared 6.53m with her last jump to...

Rio 2016: Jazmin Sawyers feels right at home on biggest stage ahead of Olympic debut

16 August 2016

No matter what happens on her Olympic debut tonight, one thing is for sure – Jazmin Sawyers will have a huge smile on her face. The bubbly University of Bath-based long jumper says she thrives on the pressure of competing on the biggest stages, as borne out by her silver medals from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and this year’s European Championships. She also won her first-ever British Championships gold medal this summer to secure...

Rio 2016: Andrew Pozzi and Eilidh Doyle safely clear first hurdle at Olympic Games

16 August 2016

University of Bath-based hurdlers Andrew Pozzi and Eilidh Doyle have both safely progressed through to the semi-finals of their respective competitions at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Despite torrential rain which delayed their heats, Pozzi was able to come runner-up in his 110m hurdles race while Doyle was a confident winner of her 400m hurdles opener. Both are coached at the Sports Training Village by Malcolm Arnold, who is working with athletes at a 13th...

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Rio Olympian and international coach to lead ladies’ hockey at University in 2016-17

15 August 2016

Two hockey internationals, including one competing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, are set to join the women’s coaching staff at the University of Bath and Team Bath Buccaneers for the 2016-17 season. John Jackson, captain of the first Ireland hockey team at an Olympic Games since 1908, is set to coach the University Women’s 1st team in British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions, with plans to bring him on board being finalised upon...

Rio 2016: Plenty of positives for Emily Diamond to take from Olympic debut

15 August 2016

University of Bath-based athlete Emily Diamond says she is taking plenty of positives from her on-track Olympic debut, despite a far-from-perfect build-up at Rio 2016. Laid low by food poisoning just 48 hours before she was due to run, Diamond showed tremendous spirit and resilience to not only compete in her heat but also qualify for the semi-finals. The 25-year-old then ran an excellent time of 51.49 from lane one, just outside her personal best...

Rio 2016: Fourth silver for Bath-based swimmers as Chris Walker-Hebborn wins relay medal

14 August 2016

Chris Walker-Hebborn capped an outstanding week for University of Based-swimmers in the pool at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as he helped Team GB’s men to silver in the 4x100m medley relay. That was the fourth silver of the Games for the British Swimming National Centre Bath training group, adding to the two from Jazz Carlin and one from Siobhan-Marie O’Connor. And they went mighty close to returning to the Sports Training Village with five...

Rio 2016: Weightlifter Sonny Webster’s hat trick adds to “incredible” experience on Olympic debut

14 August 2016

Weightlifter Sonny Webster said competing at Rio 2016 had been “the most amazing experience” of his life after the University of Bath graduate made his Olympic debut on Saturday. And he also claimed an unusual record, becoming the first Olympic weightlifter to compete wearing a hat as he lifted 148kg in the snatch and 185kg in the clean and jerk for 333kg overall to finish sixth in Group B of the men’s 94kg competition. “That...

Rio 2016: Emily Diamond overcomes food poisoning to reach 400m semi-finals

14 August 2016

University of Bath-based athlete Emily Diamond overcame food poisoning to book her place in Sunday’s 400m semi-finals after a courageous effort on her Olympic debut at Rio 2016. The British 400m Champion had to spend Friday in bed but was determined to get out on the Maracana track for her heat on Saturday. She came home fourth in 51.76, missing out on one of the two automatic qualifying places, but that was more than quick...

Heather Olver in team doubles action at the Commonwealth Games 2014

Rio 2016: Heather Olver ends Olympic badminton debut on a winning note

14 August 2016

University of Bath graduate Heather Olver finished her Rio 2016 Olympic Games on a high note as she and Lauren Smith won their final ladies’ doubles match. Defeats to tough opponents from Malaysia and Indonesia in their opening Group C matches meant Olver, a Coach Education and Sports Development graduate, and Smith could not qualify for the next round. However, they got the victory their performances deserved when they beat Lok Yan Poon and Ying...

Rio 2016: Another super silver from Jazz Carlin takes Bath swimming medal count to three

13 August 2016

University of Bath-based swimmer Jazz Carlin became Team GB’s first double medallist of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games when she won 800m freestyle silver in the early hours of Saturday morning. The 25-year-old, full of confidence after claiming 400m freestyle silver on Monday, enjoyed a race-long battle with Hungary’s reigning European champion Boglarka Kapas before getting the edge by two-tenths of a second in 8:16.17. Gold went to outstanding American Katie Ledecky in a world-record...

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