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GB flourish in challenging conditions at European Championships

The 2016 European Rowing Championships in Brandenburg, Germany began with over 500 athletes from 34 countries and ended with 23 nations earning medals. This is the widest medal spread ever at the European Rowing Championships which was first founded in 1893. The wind  today on the Beetzsee lake regatta course made for challenging rowing conditions

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Bath Graduate’s World gold hailed as “amongst the best of all time”

Sir David Tanner, Britain’s rowing chief, has hailed the World Championships women’s pair gold won by University of Bath graduate Heather Stanning and Bath Minerva’s Helen Glover as  “one of the best GB performances of all-time”. “That was utterly exceptional”, said Tanner of the pairs dominant race to gold, holding off New Zealand and the

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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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O’Connor narrowly misses out on a third medal

British Swimming National Centre Bath, can already boast three medals this week at the FINA World Championships final in Kazan, Russia and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor has two of them – bronze in the 200m individual medley and gold in the mixed 4x100m medley relay, along with Chris Walker-Hebborn. O’Connor narrowly missed out on a third medal on Thursday

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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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Brilliant bronze for Siobhan-Marie O’Connor at World Championships

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor (pictured above) became the first University of Bath-based swimmer to win a medal at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia when she took 200m individual medley bronze on Monday. The 19-year-old, coached by Dave McNulty and Graeme Antwhistle at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, held off fast-finishing American Maya Di Rado to

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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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