News Archive, Tag: Rob Ellchuk

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...

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...

Sophie Kamlish sprints to new national record at Muller Anniversary Games

25 July 2016

Sophie Kamlish strengthened her claim for a Rio 2016 Paralympic Games place by setting a new national record at the IPC Grand Prix Final in London on Saturday. The 19-year-old, coached by Rob Ellchuk at the University of Bath, ran 13.35 to finish runner-up to T43 World Champion Marlou van Rhijn in the women’s T44 100m at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. “So glad I could get a new PB/NR in front of such a...

Rio-bound Eilidh Doyle sparkles at Diamond League as she runs PB in Monaco

15 July 2016

Eilidh Doyle continued her fine form in the build-up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games by running a new 400m hurdles personal best at the IAAF Diamond League in Monaco. The University of Bath-based athlete set a winning time of 54.09 as she claimed her second Diamond League success of the season, moving her back to the top of the overall standings. “I’m absolutely delighted,” said Doyle, who is coached by Malcolm Arnold at the...

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...

Sophie Kamlish. Photo: Sam Farr

Sophie Kamlish reigns in Rome with new PB as athletes impress at Diamond League

06 June 2016

Sophie Kamlish set a new personal best and there were top-three finishes for Eilidh Doyle and Andrew Pozzi as University of Bath-based athletes produced eye-catching Diamond League displays in Rome and Birmingham. Kamlish, coached by Rob Ellchuk at the Sports Training Village, took 0.08 off her previous best as she won the women’s 100m Paralympic race in 13.36 at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico. That equals the second fastest time in the world this year in the...

Trio of Rio 2016 hopefuls looking to sparkle at Rome Diamond League

02 June 2016

University of Bath-based athletes Eilidh Doyle, Sophie Kamlish and Andrew Pozzi will be looking to sparkle tonight (Thursday) when they compete in the Rome Diamond League. Doyle lines up in a strong women’s 400m hurdles field at 7.04pm BST – she is currently ranked joint-first with Jamaica’s Janeive Russell in the 2016 Diamond League rankings after winning in Doha last month. Joining Doyle – coached by Malcolm Arnold – at the Stadio Olimpico is training...

Back with a bang as hurdler Andrew Pozzi sets Rio 2016 Olympic standard

23 May 2016

Andrew Pozzi ran well inside the Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualifying time as he led a University of Bath one-two in the 110m hurdles at Sunday’s Loughborough International. In his first outdoor race in Britain since the London 2012 Games, Pozzi scorched to a new personal best of 13.32 – comfortably quicker than the 13.47 he needed to be in contention for Rio selection. Pozzi – coached by Malcolm Arnold at the Sports Training Village...

Spanish success for Paul Blake as Rio 2016 Paralympics countdown continues

16 May 2016

University of Bath-based athlete Paul Blake continued his preparations for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games by producing an impressive win in Spain over the weekend. The triple World Champion, making his second international appearance of the season, clocked 54.98 to take victory in the T36 400m at the XI International Meeting Kern Pharma Grand Prix in Sauleda. Blake is coached by Rob Ellchuk at the Sports Training Village. University of Bath Business Masters graduate Lawrence...

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