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British Athletes Commission’s first Athletes’ Day

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

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Eilidh Child finishes sixth in the 400m hurdles final in Beijing

University of Bath-based athlete Eilidh Child finished sixth in the women’s 400m hurdles final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing. Danny Talbot ran a new personal best in a 200m semi-final won by Usain Bolt and fellow graduate Lawrence Clarke secured his place in the 110m hurdles semis. Child, coached by Malcolm Arnold

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Eilidh Child through to World final in Beijing

University of Bath-based athlete Eilidh Child will contest the women’s 400m hurdles final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing after enduring a nervous wait in the semi-finals. Child, coached by Malcolm Arnold at the Sports Training Village, needed a top-two finish in the Bird’s Nest Stadium on Monday to automatically qualify and was

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Counting down to Rio 2016

Athletes, students, coaches and graduates at the University of Bath are excitedly counting down to Rio 2016, with the Olympic Games now just a year away. Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European medalists are among the many athletes from a wide range of sports aspiring to be Brazil-bound in 12 months’ time. Bringing home just how

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Four Bath-based athletes named in GB squad for Beijing

European 400m hurdles champion Eilidh Child, coached by Malcolm Arnold at the Sports Training Village, will compete at a fourth successive World Championships – she finished fifth at the 2013 event in Moscow. Child has also been named in the women’s 4x400m relay squad along with Kirsten McAslan, a Santander Sports Scholar who recently graduated

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Jazmin Sawyers second at Anniversary Games

Saturday the athletics stadium, saw Jazmin Sawyers – who does some of her training at the University of Bath – produce a consistent series of leaps to finish runner-up in the long jump. Saywers’ best clearance was 6.66 and it needed a new British record of 6.98 from Shara Proctor to deny her victory. Heptathletes Katarina

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Gold and two silvers at European U23 Championships

Kirsten McAslan anchored Great Britain’s 4x400m relay team to gold during a good weekend for University of Bath-based athletes at the European U23 Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. McAslan, a Santander Sports Scholar who has just graduated in Biochemistry, collected the baton in front after good work by Seren Bundy-Davies, Zoey Clark (Eddie McKenna) and Victoria

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