News Archive, Tag: Rome

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...

Joe Choong in action at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships men's final

Career-best finish for student Joe Choong at Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Rome

04 April 2016

University of Bath student Joe Choong produced his best Modern Pentathlon World Cup performance so far as he finished just outside the medals in Rome. Choong, supported by an Ivor Powell Sports Scholarship, was consistently impressive throughout the men’s final on Saturday as he finished just five seconds behind bronze-medallist Jan Kuf of the Czech Republic. French duo Valentin Prades and Christoper Patte took gold and silver respectively. Jamie Cooke and Sam Curry finished 24th...

Lawrence Clarke. Photo: Sam Farr

Season’s best times for Eilidh Child and Lawrence Clarke in Diamond League meetings

08 June 2015

University of Bath-based athletes Eilidh Child and Lawrence Clarke both set season’s best times during a busy week of IAAF Diamond League action. European 400m hurdles champion Child clocked 54.84 to finish third in the Golden Gala in Rome on Thursday, then placed fourth at Sunday’s Birmingham Grand Prix in 55.14. “It was quite close and I am happy technically, although it was quite windy,” said Child – coached by Malcolm Arnold at the Sports...

Student Tom Toolis is top Brit on senior World Cup final debut but Pentathlon GB rue women’s bad luck

11 April 2015

Performance Director Jan Bartu said he was in “philosophical” mood after two incident-packed finals for Pentathlon GB’s athletes at World Cup 3 in Rome. He was pleased to see University of Bath student Tom Toolis finish 17th in his first senior men’s final on Saturday, which made him the top-placed Brit ahead of Nick Woodbridge in 20th, Joe Evans in 26th and Joe Choong in 27th. But Bartu, pictured, added that a possible problem with...

Joe Evans (by Steve Ballinger, Matchtight)

Men’s quartet complete clean sweep of final places for Pentathlon GB at Rome World Cup

09 April 2015

All four Pentathlon GB men have made it through to Saturday’s final at World Cup 3 in Rome after impressive performances in Thursday’s qualification round. University of Bath students Joe Evans and Tom Toolis finished second and third respectively in Group A, while Joe Choong also placed in the top three in Group B. Double Olympian Nick Woodbridge, making his first World Cup appearance for two years after a hip injury, narrowly missed out on...

Freyja Prentice of Pentathlon GB

Freyja Prentice and Kate French through to Modern Pentathlon World Cup final in Rome

09 April 2015

Pentathlon GB duo Freyja Prentice and Kate French are safely through to the women’s individual final at World Cup 3 in Rome, Italy. Prentice – who won a bronze medal at the last World Cup in Cairo, Egypt in March – topped Group B in the qualifying stages on Wednesday with 1,080 points, ranking her ninth overall. And French – a third-placed finisher at World Cup 1 in Sarasota, US in February – scored 1,076...

Mhairi Spence, Nigel Laughton, Kara Luck and Nick Woodbridge at the launch of the 2015 European Championships ticket sale. PICTURE: Sam Farr for Matchtight

Double Olympian Nick Woodbridge returns as Pentathlon GB name strong team for World Cup in Rome

01 April 2015

Double Olympian Nick Woodbridge will make his first World Cup appearance for two years after being named in the Pentathlon GB squad for this season’s third World Cup in Rome from April 8-13. Reigning World Champion Samantha Murray – who struck gold at the opening World Cup in Sarasota, US – also returns to a women’s team which features Kate French and Frejya Prentice, who have both won bronze medals this season. Woodbridge – who...

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