News Archive, Tag: Rowing

Steph Clutterbuck and Laetitia Tay of Bath University Boat Club won the women's double scull University Shield at the 2016 British Rowing Senior Championships

Shield success for Bath University Boat Club at British Rowing Senior Championships

24 October 2016

Steph Clutterbuck and Laetitia Tay brought home a trophy as the University of Bath Boat Club produced some impressive performances at the British Rowing Senior Championships in Nottingham over the weekend. Tay and Clutterbuck won the University Shield category in the women’s double scull on Saturday before teaming up with fellow student Laura Macro and Sport & Exercise Science graduate Sam Courty to win the B final and finish seventh overall in the quadruple scull...

World University Rowing Championships call-up for Sam Courty

31 August 2016

University of Bath graduate Sam Courty will continue her rowing education in Poznan, Poland this weekend when she represents Britain at the FISU World University Rowing Championships. Courty, a double World U23 medallist with the GB Rowing Team, will race alongside Anastasia Chitty in the women’s pair. The biennial Championships have provided valuable experience to a number of rowing internationals, with Rio 2016 Olympic men’s four champion George Nash and women’s eight silver-medallist Karen Bennett...

Rio 2016: Helen Glover and Heather Stanning retain Olympic title and create more rowing history

12 August 2016

They learnt to row at the University of Bath, now Helen Glover and Heather Stanning have created more sporting history by winning women’s pair gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Four years after becoming the first British women rowers to win an Olympic title with their unforgettable success at London 2012, Glover and Stanning became the first British women to retain their crown with an imperious display on the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. Unbeaten...

Vicky Thornley and Katherine Grainger in the Rio Olympic Village

Rio 2016: Final flourish awaits Vicky Thornley and Katherine Grainger after ‘best row yet’

09 August 2016

Former University of Bath-based rower Vicky Thornley will contest her second Olympic final on Thursday after she and Katherine Grainger produced their best performance yet in the women’s double scull in Tuesday’s Rio 2016 semi-finals. After a difficult season in which their partnership was dissolved then reformed after they failed to secure a place in the women’s eight, Thornley and defending champion Grainger looked in impressive form for Team GB as they secured a strong second...

Rio 2016: Defending champs Helen Glover and Heather Stanning dig deep for heat win

09 August 2016

“We did what we needed to do” – that was what defending champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning had to say after progressing to the women’s pair semi-finals at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The London 2012 gold-medallists, who both learnt to row at the University of Bath, are unbeaten in the pair since 2011 but saw that record put under threat by Denmark’s Hedvig Rasmussen and Anne Andersen in Monday’s heats. The Danes led...

Rio 2016: Who to watch and when as biggest sporting show on Earth finally begins

05 August 2016

It’s finally here – today’s the day the Rio 2016 Olympic Games officially get under way! What is sure to be a colourful, vibrant and spectacular opening ceremony will start the XXXI Olympiad at 8pm Rio time (midnight in the UK). Fifteen University of Bath-based athletes will be in action over the next 16 days, hoping to emulate the likes of Dr Stephanie Cook (modern pentathlon), Jason Gardener (athletics), Kate Howey (judo) and Michael Jamieson...

Crew Bath rowers Luke Gwenter and Tom Mapp in the men's double scull at the 2016 European University Games

University of Bath rowers impress in national and international regattas

24 July 2016

Rowers at the University of Bath have been making an impact on the national and international stage during a busy summer of racing. Students Luke Gwenter and Tom Mapp represented the GB Universities Rowing Team at the European Universities Games in Zagreb, Croatia, finishing a fine eighth overall in the men’s double scull. They were also part of the Bath University Boat Club men’s eight that qualified for the Temple Challenge Cup at the prestigious...

Heather Olver in action at Glasgow 2014 (photo: Badminton Photo)

Former University of Bath sport stars Heather Olver and Vicky Thornley selected for Rio 2016

27 June 2016

Badminton player Heather Olver and rower Vicky Thornley have become the latest athletes with University of Bath connections to be selected by Team GB for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Olver (pictured left), who studied Coach Education and Sports Development at the University, will continue her successful women’s doubles partnership with Lauren Smith in Rio after being named in an eight-strong badminton squad. A three-time silver-medallist at the Commonwealth Games, Olver was coached by Peter...

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning at the Team GB rowing squad announcement for Rio 2016

Glover and Stanning to defend Olympic rowing title in Rio after Team GB selection

10 June 2016

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning will get the chance to defend their Olympic title after being named in the Team GB rowing squad for the Rio 2016 Games. Sports Technology graduate Stanning and Glover – who both started their rowing careers at the University of Bath – will once again contest the women’s pair, the event in which they are reigning Olympic, World and European Champions. “There is a great sense of pride that comes along...

Rower Tom Mapp won bronze at the 2016 BUCS Regatta

Debutants among the medals as rowers enjoy promising BUCS Regatta

04 May 2016

University of Bath Boat Club rowers won three medals and narrowly missed out on three more when they competed in the 2016 BUCS Regatta at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham. Laura Macro won gold in the lightweight women’s intermediate single scull, while fellow regatta debutant Henry Young was first home in the beginner men’s single. Mechanical Engineering student Tom Mapp (pictured) won bronze in the intermediate men’s single and finished fourth in the...

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