News Archive, Tag: Zoe Smith

Jazz Carlin and Zoe Smith have been shortlisted for Sky Sports News Sportswoman of the Month for November 2015

Vote Jazz Carlin and Zoe Smith for Sky Sports News Sportswoman of the Month

02 December 2015

Two University of Bath-based athletes have been shortlisted for the Sky Sports News Sportswoman of the Month award for November. Jazz Carlin, who trains with the British Swimming National Centre at the Sports Training Village, is in the running after winning five FINA/airweave World Cup medals. The World Championship bronze-medallist, who is coached by Dave McNulty and Graeme Antwhistle, is one of four Bath swimmers currently competing with Great Britain at the LEN European Short-Course Championships...

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...

Zoe Smith wins gold at Glasgow 2014 (photo: Alasatir Grant/AP/Press Association Images)

Two British records at World Championships boost weightlifter Zoe Smith’s Rio 2016 hopes

26 November 2015

Weightlifter Zoe Smith broke two British records as she boosted her chances of competing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games by securing a top-ten finish at the IWF World Championships in the United States. Commonwealth champion Smith, who does some of her training at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, lifted an overall total of 221kg – the most ever by a British woman in the -63kg weight category – as she placed ninth. The...

Zoe Smith wins gold at Glasgow 2014 (photo: Alasatir Grant/AP/Press Association Images)

Weightlifters Zoe Smith and Sonny Webster selected for IWF World Championships

06 October 2015

Commonwealth champion Zoe Smith and University of Bath student Sonny Webster have been named in a nine-strong British Weight Lifting team for next month’s IWF World Championships in the United States. Smith, who won under-58kg gold at Glasgow 2014 and also competed at the London 2012 Olympic Games, does some of her training at the Sports Training Village. “It’s the first time in nearly 30 years the Championships have taken place in the USA so...

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