News Archive, Month: February 2009

Pengilly wins GB’s second Skeleton World Champs silver medal

28 February 2009

Adam Pengilly produced an outstanding performance to win Great Britain’s second silver medal of the Skeleton World Championships in Lake Placid. Pengilly’s silver today (Saturday) came just over 24 hours after team-mate Amy Williams struck silver in the women’s competition. Both athletes train at the University of Bath. It is the first time Britain’s skeleton sliders have won two medals at a World Championships and comes less than a year to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic...

Williams wins Skeleton World Championship silver

27 February 2009

Britain’s Amy Williams produced a stunning final run to win the silver medal at the Skeleton World Championships in Lake Placid, the USA this afternoon (Friday). The 26-year-old from Bath went into the fourth and last run today in fourth place – just 0.07 seconds off the bronze medal position. But despite battling against the effects of a virus, she produced easily the fastest final run. With the final round of the competition run in...

Williams fourth at World Championships halfway mark as three Brits feature in top-10

26 February 2009

Britain’s women sliders are all well placed at the halfway mark of the 2009 Skeleton World Championships, with Amy Williams in fourth and both Shelley Rudman and Donna Creighton also featuring in the top-10. Rudman, the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games silver medallist, is currently seventh after today’s (Thursday) first two runs, and Creighton, competing at her first World Championships, is 10th. Andi Schmid, GB Performance Director, said he was delighted to see three British...

Minichiello & Cooke become Britain’s first women bobsleigh world champions

21 February 2009

Nicola Minichiello and Gillian Cooke became the first British women to win a Bobsleigh World Championship title when they won gold in Lake Placid this afternoon (Saturday). The pair had been second at the halfway mark overnight after two of the four runs that make up the World Championships – four-hundredths of a second behind leaders Shauna Rohbock and Elana Meyers of the USA. But the Brits produced an outstanding third run to head the...

Sliders prepare for World Champs

20 February 2009

Six British skeleton sliders will compete at next week’s World Championships in Lake Placid, USA. British Skeleton, which is based at the University of Bath, has a full complement of three women competing at a World Championships for the first time. Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games silver medallist Shelley Rudman is joined by Amy Williams and Donna Creighton (pictured) in the women’s competition. It is the first time Creighton has qualified to compete at a...

European team silver for Mariana

18 February 2009

University of Bath student Mariana Agathangelou collected a silver medal for her role for England at badminton’s European Team Championships. England finished runners-up as they went down 3-2 to Denmark in the final of the competition, which was held in Liverpool. Agathangelou, a 20-year-old Coach Education and Sports Development student at the University of Bath, played one match in the competition – winning the women's doubles contest partnering Jenny Wallwork as England beat Wales 5-0...

Minichiello ends World Cup series in third

16 February 2009

Britain’s Nicola Minichiello ended the 2008/9 Bobsleigh World Cup in third place overall. Minichiello, who does some of her training at the University of Bath, finished sixth in the final leg of the World Cup in Park City, the USA at the weekend. That was good enough to ensure she secured third place overall for the series. During the eight-race World Cup series Minichiello collected a silver and two bronze medals in a season that...

Bath graduate takes top lightweight honours

16 February 2009

University of Bath graduate Adam Freeman-Pask won the lightweight men's single scull title at the third GB Winter Assessment Trials, held in Boston, Lincolnshire, on Saturday (14th February). Freeman-Pask, who graduated from the University with a degree in Natural Sciences in 2006 and is now rowing for Imperial College in London, finished just under two seconds ahead of reigning world lightweight men's four champion Paul Mattick. Meanwhile Vicky Thornley and Gemma Akers, both racing for...

Amy ends World Cup campaign in fifth

13 February 2009

Bath-based Amy Williams rounded off her Skeleton World Cup campaign with fourth place in the final race of the series in Park City, the USA last night (Thursday). It means Williams finished the series in fifth overall – the highest World Cup series finish of her career. “I’m a little disappointed because I’m still making some mistakes, but if I can make mistakes and still come fourth I should probably come away happy,” she said....

Mariana helps England secure 5-0 win over Wales

12 February 2009

University of Bath student and badminton player Mariana Agathangelou made a successful European Team Championships debut last night (Thursday). The 20-year-old Coach Education and Sports Development student partnered Jenny Wallwork in England’s women’s doubles tie against Wales at the championships, which are being held in Liverpool. The England pair comfortably beat Carissa Turner and Caroline Harvey 21-12, 21-16 as England went on to secure a 5-0 victory over Wales. England top their group in the...

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