News Archive, Tag: Vicky Thornley

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 won European Rowing Championship gold in 2015. PICTURE: Peter Spurrier/Intersport Images

European triumph completes title collection for rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning

01 June 2015

Former University of Bath rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning completed their collection of major international titles as a women’s pair as they eased to victory at the European Rowing Championships in Poznan, Poland. The Olympic and World champions were clear-water winners in all three of their races over the weekend, with their final victory time of 6:58.28 slicing five seconds off the previous championship record. Minerva Bath patron Glover, who had won the title...

Heather Stanning and Helen Glover in women's pair semi-final action

Helen Glover, Heather Stanning and Vicky Thornley progress to European Rowing Championships finals

30 May 2015

It may have been blustery in Poznan, Poland but Helen Glover and Heather Stanning made smooth progress to the women's pair final at the European Rowing Championships on Saturday. Vicky Thornley - who, like Glover, started her career on the GB Rowing Team Start programme at the University of Bath - will also be in finals action on Sunday alongside Katherine Grainger in the double scull. Glover is the defending European champion, having won the...

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,...

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...

Rio 2016

500 days to go – University of Bath-based athletes start countdown to Rio 2016 Olympic Games

24 March 2015

It is exactly 500 days until the 2016 Olympic Games get under way – and elite athletes at the University of Bath are starting to map out their road to Rio. Nearly 40 athletes who train or trained at the Sports Training Village competed at London 2012 and hopes are high for another big Bath representation when the Olympic cauldron is next lit on August 5, 2016. Nick Woodbridge knows exactly what it is like...

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