News Archive, Tag: Sports Performance

Sonny Webster in action at the 2015 IWF World Weight Lifting Championships. MUST CREDIT: British Weight Lifting

Graduation one day, Rio 2016 selection the next for weightlifter Sonny Webster

29 June 2016

Weightlifter Sonny Webster has today been selected by Team GB for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games - just 24 hours after graduating from the University of Bath. Webster, who completed his three-year Sports Performance course this summer, will make his Olympic debut in the men’s 94kg division after being crowned as British Champion in that weight category earlier this month. The 22-year-old is one of only two weightlifters in the Team GB squad and will be joined in Rio by Rebekah...

Sonny Webster in action at the 2015 IWF World Weight Lifting Championships. MUST CREDIT: British Weight Lifting

Hat-trick of personal bests for weightlifter Sonny Webster at World Championships

01 December 2015

University of Bath student Sonny Webster concluded an excellent year of competition by recording three personal bests at the IWF World Weightlifting Championships in the United States. The 21-year-old, who studies Sports Performance, competed in the men’s 94k C group in Houston and started in confident fashion by achieving a best-ever snatch lift of 151kg. He then set a new PB of 188kg with his third and final lift in the clean and jerk to...

Joe Choong and Tom Toolis

University of Bath students cannot wait for home European Championships

11 August 2015

It’s where they study, where they train and could be where they set the Olympic qualifying standard – the University of Bath really is home from home for modern pentathletes Joe Choong and Tom Toolis. The two up-and-coming talents will be among the eight Pentathlon GB athletes competing at the Sports Training Village from August 18-23 when it hosts the European Championships, a qualifying event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Both have seen their sporting...

Sports Performance student Lizzy Rees won both the BUCS Indoor and Outdoor archery titles in 2015

Archer Lizzy Rees on target with double BUCS gold for University of Bath

26 June 2015

Lizzy Rees believes her maximum-points haul in BUCS competitions this year was the perfect way to thank the University of Bath for supporting her archery and academic careers. The Sports Performance student, a Santander Sports Scholar, won gold in the WA 1440 Ladies Barebow category at the recent BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Archery Outdoor Championships at Lilleshall National Sports Centre – setting a new record of 974 points in the process. That followed...

Lloyd Wallace on the podium and in action at the 2015 World Junior Championships

Aerial skier Lloyd Wallace soars to World Junior Championships podium place in Italy

25 March 2015

Lloyd Wallace capped the best season of his career so far by winning a bronze medal in aerial skiing at the World Junior Championships in Valmalenco, Italy. Despite reduced visibility and falling snow, the University of Bath Sports Performance student nailed two triple twisting double somersaults. That earned the 20-year-old from Shaftesbury a lifetime best score of 190.70 for his full double-full and double-full full, returning him to the podium for the third time in...

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