News Archive, Tag: Sam Courty

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...

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning won the GB Rowing Team Olympic Trials in 2016

Olympic Trials wins set GB rowers Glover, Stanning and Thornley up for big summer

24 March 2016

Helen Glover, Heather Stanning and Vicky Thornley were all victorious once again at this week’s GB Rowing Team Trials, the latest major step on the road to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. All three are graduates of the highly-successful GB Rowing Team Start talent ID and development programme at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Glover and Stanning – reigning Olympic, World and European champions – were red-hot favourites to win the women’s pair...

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning won European Rowing Championship gold in 2015. PICTURE: Peter Spurrier/Intersport Images

Olympic stars of the future sought at GB Rowing Team Start trials in Bath

28 September 2015

The talent identification programme which helped turn Helen Glover and Heather Stanning into Olympic, World and European rowing champions is staging trials at the University of Bath next week. Both Glover and Stanning are graduates of the GB Rowing Team Start Programme based at the Sports Training Village and Minerva Bath Rowing Club. Now Talent Development Coach Dan Harris is hoping to find the next generation of Olympic rowers when he hosts trials during the first...

The women's four of Sam Courty, Holly Hill, Melissa Wilson and Emily Ford with their bronze medals. PICTURE: Peter Spurrier / Intersport Images

Second World U23 Championships medal for rower Sam Courty

25 July 2015

University of Bath rower Sam Courty has another World U23 Championships medal to add to her collection after an excellent afternoon for the GB Rowing Team in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Courty, a Santander Sports Scholar who has just graduated in Sports & Exercise Science, won bronze in the women’s four with Emily Ford, Melissa Wilson and Holly Hill on Saturday. As in their previous two outings, the British crew took the final by the scruff of...

Sam Courty (front) and the women's four in action at the World U23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. PICTURE: Peter Spurrier / Intersport Images

Rower Sam Courty through to final at World U23 Championships

24 July 2015

University of Bath rowers Sam Courty and Frazier Christie both made good progress on the second morning of the World U23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Courty, a Santander Sports Scholar who has just graduated in Sports & Exercise Science, is part of a GB Rowing Team women’s four that won their repechage to secure a place in Saturday’s final. Having finished runners-up in their heat on Thursday, the four of Emily Ford, Melissa Wilson, Holly...

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning celebrate their latest success at the 2015 World Cup in Lucerne

Golden Glover and Stanning win again in Lucerne as rowers selected for World U23s

13 July 2015

Rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning extended their remarkable international winning run to 27 races as they struck gold once again at the World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland. And there was cause for celebration for two current University of Bath rowers, Sam Courty and Frazier Christie, after they were named in the GB Rowing Team for next week’s World U23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Courty and Christie are both part of the Start programme at...

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning will represent the GB Rowing Team at the 2015 European Championships in Poznan

International challenges await University of Bath rowers past and present

14 May 2015

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning will be looking to win their first European Championship title together when they represent the GB Rowing Team in Poznan, Poland later this month. And Vicky Thornley will form an eye-catching double scull crew with Olympic champion Katherine Grainger, who is making her first international appearance since London 2012. Glover and University of Bath Sports Technology graduate Stanning are the reigning Olympic and World Champions in the women’s pair. However,...

(From left) Frasier Christie, Alex Wilding, coach Dan Harris, Sam Courty, Nick Bell and Ben Jackson with the medals from the 2015 BUCS Regatta

Four medals for University of Bath rowers at BUCS Regatta

06 May 2015

There was a gold, a silver and two bronze medals for University of Bath rowers as they continued their impressive 2015 form at the BUCS Regatta, staged at Nottingham Water Sports Centre. Mechanical Engineering student Alex Wilding and Ben Jackson, who is studying Sport & Exercise Science won the men’s intermediate double scull final in 7:53.94 to finish six seconds clear of the field. They then teamed up with Nick Bell and Frazier Christie to...

Helen Glover gives Heather Stanning a pat on the back after winning women's pair gold at the 2015 GB Rowing Team Trials. PICTURE: Peter Spurrier/ Intersport-images.com

Helen Glover, Heather Stanning and Vicky Thornley victorious on good Trials weekend for Bath rowers past and present

20 April 2015

It was an encouraging weekend for University of Bath-based rowers past and present at the GB Rowing Team Trials. Helen Glover and Heather Stanning dominated the women’s pair once again – and warned their rivals they are getting better all the time. The reigning Olympic and World champions were in imperious form all weekend at Caversham, making the light of the windy conditions to win the time-trial, semi-finals and final by a comfortable distance. Glover...

Sports Personality of the Year to be crowned at celebration of Bath student sport

16 April 2015

Medallists at World and European level are joined by a student hailed as a “perfect role model” on a four-strong shortlist for the 2015 University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year Award. Rower Sam Courty, swimmer Jay Lelliott, badminton player Chris Hotchen and rugby player Freddie Clarke are in contention for the prize, which will be presented at the Blues Awards ceremony. The annual gala event recognises the sporting achievements of University of Bath...

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