News Archive, Tag: Stephanie Millward

Polly Maton competes in the T47 long-jump final at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. PICTURE: onEdition

Rio 2016: Polly Maton leaps to top-seven finish on Paralympic Games debut

09 September 2016

University of Bath-based athlete Polly Maton finished a fine seventh on her Paralympic Games debut as she contested the T47 long jump final on the opening day of Rio 2016. The 16-year-old, coached by Colin Baross at the Sports Training Village, produced her best clearance of 5.10m with her opening jump of the competition in the Olympic Stadium. That ensured she was one of the top eight jumpers in the 12-strong field to progress to...

Sascha Kindred. Photo: onEdition

Familiar faces named in ParalympicsGB swimming squad for Rio 2016 Games

16 May 2016

Former Team Bath swimmer Sascha Kindred will compete at his sixth Paralympic Games after being named in a 31-strong ParalympicsGB squad for Rio 2016. Kindred (pictured) won two gold medals, plus a silver and bronze, at the Sydney 2000 Games while based at the Sports Training Village. That was his second Paralympics, having made his debut at Atlanta 1996, and he has won six titles in total during the past 20 years. Also heading to...

BAC members, including Anna Watkins and Karen Pickering (second and third from left), tried their hands at bobsleigh with athletes from the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association. PICTURE: Paul Gregory

Olympic champions among elite sportspeople at Sports Training Village for BAC Athletes Day

09 September 2015

A host of Olympic, Paralympic and world-class sports people gathered at the University of Bath on Wednesday to take part in the British Athletes Commission’s first Athletes Day. Up-and-coming stars across a wide range of sports – from football to fencing, swimming to sailing, dressage to diving – also attended the event which focused on dealing with sponsors, agents and the media. The day was run by Anna Watkins, the rower who famously won double...

University of Bath swimmer Jay Lelliott

Super six golds for University swimmers at British Summer Championships

03 August 2015

University of Bath swimmers won a host of medals, including six gold, during an impressive week at the British Summer Championships, which took place at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield. Pharmacy student Anne Bochmann got the week off to a super start as she led the women’s 19yrs+ 200m freestyle final throughout to win gold in 2:00.04. Keynsham SC’s Amelia Maughan took silver in 2:00.40. The following evening saw Sports Performance student...

Sophie Kamlish. Photo: Sam Farr

Super second for Sophie Kamlish as athletes return to London 2012 stadium

27 July 2015

University of Bath-based sprinter Sophie Kamlish, pictured, finished a superb second on her return to the former Olympic Stadium in London for the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games. The 18-year-old, coached by Rob Ellchuk at the Sports Training Village, produced a strong performance to finish runner-up to World and European champion Marlou van Rhijn in the T44 100m in front of a large home crowd on Sunday. Kamlish – who was sixth in the event at the...

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500 days to go – athletes start countdown to Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

26 April 2015

Athletes at the University of Bath are stepping up their preparations for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, which will get under way in exactly 500 days time. Ben Rushgrove knows exactly what it is like to be at this stage of the four-year Paralympic cycle, having won T37 100m silver at Beijing 2008 and 200m bronze at London 2012. However, having lost his funding after a disappointing 2014, the 500 days ahead offer a new...

University of Bath-based swimmer Stephanie Millward remains upbeat despite IPC World Championships setback

30 March 2015

Stephanie Millward was in philosophical mood after a heavy cold ended her hopes of defending her four IPC World Swimming Championship titles this summer. The University of Bath-based swimmer was not able to perform at her best during the weekend’s British Para Swimming International Meet in Glasgow. She failed to make the 18-strong British Swimming squad for the 2015 World Championships, as did Aquae Sulis Performance Swimming Club team-mate Aaron Moores, but is approaching the...

Podium place for University of Bath-based Aaron Moores at British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow

27 March 2015

University of Bath-based swimmer Aaron Moores picked up a medal on the opening day of the 2015 British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow. The Aquae Sulis Performance Swimming Club member won bronze in the men’s 100m breaststroke, the SB14 swimmer touching the wall in 1:09.57 for 881 classification points. Gold went to Warrender Baths’ Scott Quin (1:07.53, 963pts) and Sweden’s Karl Forsman (SB5) won silver (1:34.41, 910pts). Moores and Aquae Sulis team-mate Stephanie Millward –...

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