Leeds Beckett success at the World Athletics Championships
BSc (Hons) Sports Performance alumni Tom Bosworth competed in the 20km walk, finishing 24th overall. The 25-year-old, who graduated in 2013 was the eighth European home in very hot conditions at the Bird's Nest Stadium. Tom was originally placed 25th but the Indian athlete originally placed 13th was later shown to have been a lap behind the other competitors.
— Andi Drake (@andidrake) August 23, 2015
25th at World Champs will do for a debut Plan went perfectly till 14k Then conditions struck! Endurance is a painful game. Much more to come
— Tom Bosworth (@TomBosworth) August 23, 2015
— British Athletics (@BritAthletics) August 23, 2015
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise graduate Laura Weightman, who trains on campus with University Athletics coach Andy Henderson qualified for the semi-finals of the 1,500m, but unfortunately had to pull out due to a fall as she crossed the finishing line of her heat.
2/2 ... Concussion. I had to take team doc advice not to race. Health always comes first. I'll be back. Thanks for everyone's messages.— Laura Weightman (@LauraWeightman) August 23, 2015
Mick Hill, Senior Coach High Performance & Enterprise at Leeds Beckett helped Yorkshire athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill take a remarkable gold medal in the women's Heptathlon. Mick, was out in Fukuoka, Japan with Jessica prior to the games coaching her in the Javelin, an event in which she threw well as she began to build an insurmountable lead over the rest of the pack.
Wow what an incredible feeling! I still can't quite believe it. World Champion! I can't thank my amazing family and team enough!— Jessica Ennis-Hill (@J_Ennis) August 24, 2015