News Archive, Month: February 2007

Illness robs Lyons of senior GB rowing debut

21 February 2007

Illness robbed University of Bath student Dave Lyons of his opportunity to make his senior rowing debut in Great Britain colours. The Coach Education and Sports Development student was due to compete in one of two GB fours at last weekend’s FISA Team Cup in Seville, Spain, but a member of his crew was ill, so the boat couldn’t race. Lyons was selected to row in a GB eight in Germany in October last year,...

13th in World Cup for GB pair

19 February 2007

The British women’s bobsleigh crew of Jackie Davies and Paula Walker finished 13th in the penultimate round of the World Cup at the weekend. The pair, who do some of their training at the University of Bath, followed up their 10th place in Italy a week ago with 13th in Winterberg, Germany at the weekend. Gold went to Germany’s Sandra Kiriasis, who drove to her fifth straight women’s bobsleigh victory. The final round of the...

Lyons aims to roar for GB

15 February 2007

University of Bath student Dave Lyons will row for Great Britain at this weekend’s FISA Team Cup in Spain. The Coach Education and Sports Development student will row in one of two Great Britain fours at the early season ‘friendly’ sprints regatta in Seville. University of Bath graduate Marcus Bateman, now a member of the Leander Club,  also makes the trip to Seville in the GB eight – a crew that also features former Olympian...

Top-10 finish for Davies

12 February 2007

The British bobsleigh crew of Jackie Davies and Paula Walker finished 10th in their first World Cup outing of the season. The pair, who do some of their training at the University of Bath, secured a top-10 finish overall with the ninth fastest times in each of the two runs. The event, which took place at Cesana Pariol in Italy, was round six of the eight-round 2006/7 season. Gold went to Germany’s reigning World Champion...

Bobsleigh crews 14th and 16th

03 February 2007

Britain’s bobsleigh women finished 14th and 16th in the World Championships in Switzerland. Jackie Davies and her brakeman Paula Walker came home 14th in the GB2 crew at St Moritz with a pair of 13th place finishes and two 17th place finishes. The GB1 crews of Nicola Minichiello and Lauren Therin finished 16th overall. Their best performance was an eighth fastest time in the third of four runs. The Brtitish crews do some of their...

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