Posted 3rd Jun 2014

Students and alumni among athletes selected for Glasgow 2014

Students and alumni feature among the 32 athletes with University of Bath links selected to compete at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

And with 50 days to go until the start of the Games, many more Bath athletes are expected to win places at this year’s biggest multi-sport event.

The 32 selected athletes will represent seven different countries and compete in seven sports at the Glasgow Games, which run from 23 July to 3 August.

They include a trio of athletes representing Scotland at a home Games – hurdler Eilidh Child, swimmer Michael Jamieson and judo player Andrew Burns.

Eight University of Bath students have already been selected for the Games. Two of them are also among the 12 University alumni selected, after going on to study for further qualifications after their first degree.

Some 25 of the 32 athletes currently train at the University.

A wide and diverse mix of talented individuals

“It’s great to see so many athletes representing so many different countries in so many sports at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. It demonstrates what a wide and diverse mix of talented individuals we have training at the University,” said Stephen Baddeley, Director of Sport at the University of Bath.

“It’s a reflection of their hard work and I’d like to wish them the very best of luck in their continuing preparations for Glasgow.”

Students selected for Glasgow 2014

Alexander Beaton (MA in International Security/French & Spanish with European Studies [graduated], Guernsey, Swimming)

Thomas Bielich (Economics, Isle of Man, Swimming)

Kristian Callaghan (Mechanical Engineering, England, Shooting)

Jan Gosiewski (PhD in Biomechanics/Mechanical Engineering, Design Engineering [graduated], England, Judo)

Eloise Laity (BSc Chemistry, Wales, Hockey)

Jay Lelliott (Sports Performance, England, Swimming)

Andrew Willis (Chemical Engineering, England, Swimming)

Sonny Webster (Sports Performance, England, Weightlifting)

Alumni selected for Glasgow 2014

Mariana Agathangelou (Coach Education & Sports Development, Jersey, Badminton)

Emma Batten (Sport & Exercise Science, Wales, Hockey)

Andrew Burns (Coach Education & Sports Development, Scotland, Judo)

Jenny Corish (Natural Science, Wales, Shooting)

Tom Druce (Sports Performance, Guernsey, Athletics)

Gemma Gibbons (Sports Performance, England, Judo)

Alex Hutchings (Sports Performance, Jersey, Badminton)

Michael Jamieson (Sports Performance, Scotland, Swimming)

Lee Merrien (Coach Education & Sports Performance, Guernsey, Athletics, Marathon)

Tom Reed (Business Administration, England, Judo)

More to come

Athletes have been selected to represent England, Ghana, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Scotland and Wales, and will compete in athletics, badminton, hockey, judo, shooting, swimming and weightlifting.

Four Team Bath netballers – including one student and one graduate – have been named in England’s 18-strong long squad for the Games, along with eight former Team Bath players, including four graduates.

The squad will be reduced to 12 players in early July, and there are other squads from other sports still to be announced.

See a full list of athletes with ties to Bath who have been selected for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

You can also find out more about some of the athletes on Team Bath TV.

You can find out more about Team Bath on our website.

You can also follow Team Bath on Twitter and Facebook.

For further information about the University of Bath please visit our website.

For further information members of the media can contact the Team Bath press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 383518.

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