News Archive, Month: January 2010

Talan selected for Vanouver by ParalympicsGB

30 January 2010

Talan Skeels-Piggins, who does some of his land-based training at the University of Bath, has been selected to make his Paralympic Games debut at Vancouver 2010. Talan has been named in ParalympicsGB's six-strong ski team to compete at the Vancouver Paralympic Games, which take place in March. Talan shattered his spine and fractured his neck in a motorcycle accident in March, 2003. He has tackled a number of sports since the accident and has now...

Adam and Amy selected for Vancouver Olympic Winter Games

29 January 2010

University of Bath-based athletes Adam Pengilly and Amy Williams were today (Friday) selected to represent Great Britain at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. They are members a four-strong Team GB skeleton team that also includes Shelley Rudman and Kristan Bromley. Pengilly competes at his second successive Olympic Winter Games. Eighth in Turin in 2006, he won silver at the 2009 World Championships in Lake Placid in the USA and is currently ranked 18th in...

Chinese Olympic champion trains in Bath

28 January 2010

Liu Zige, one of the world's top swimmers and China's only swimming gold medallist at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, has spent two weeks training at British Swimming's Intensive Training Centre at the University of Bath. Liu set a world record to strike gold in the 200m butterfly at the Beijing 2008 Olympics Games, making her one of China's stars of the Games. She went on to take silver in the same discipline at last...

Buccs miss out on indoors promotion

27 January 2010

Team Bath Buccaneers men’s indoor hockey team missed out on promotion to the top flight of the sport when they finished seventh in Division 1. The team went into a busy weekend with one win and one draw already under their belts – but could only win one and draw one of their remaining six fixtures. Buccs went down 6-2 to eventual Division 1 winners Canterbury and 4-7 to Bowdon, who went on to finish...

Rachel Smith

20 January 2010

Sport/Event > Rhythmic Gymnastics, group all-round Date and Place of Birth > 3 January 1993, Coventry, UK Height > 175cm Weight > 63kg Coached by > Sarah Moon, Laura Murariu Date Arrived at Team Bath > July 2011 Occupation > Full time athlete Biography > Rachel is currently training full time with the Great Britain National Team and is team captain. Training since she was six years old, in 2012 she realised the greatest ambition of...

Buccs win one and draw one in opening weekend of indoor campaign

19 January 2010

Team Bath Buccaneers men’s indoor squad won one and drew one in the opening weekend of their England Hockey National Indoor Division 1 campaign. In their first fixture Buccs faced Stourport, the only team to have defeated them in the outdoor league this season. Buccs started slowly and trailed at the break 4-2 but recovered well to win the game 8-4. Tim Davenport starred with six goals, with Andy Machin and Richard Bendry contributing a...

Buccs boys aim for National Indoor Finals

19 January 2010

Team Bath Buccaneers under-16 boys contest the National Indoor Hockey Championships this weekend after winning the regional indoor tournament. Buccs go to the national qualifiers at Fleming Park in Hampshire as West champions after beating a strong Taunton Vale team on penalty flicks at the regional tournament. This weekend the Buccs hockey lads will be up against the other regional winners and runners-up from around England, bidding for a place at the National Indoor Finals...

Medals for Pengilly and Type

18 January 2010

British sliders Adam Pengilly and Chris Type both won medals at the penultimate round of the Skeleton Intercontinental Cup in Calgary, Canada. Pengilly took silver – his second in successive days in Intercontinental Cup competitions on the same track – with Type winning bronze. Gold went to John Daly of the USA, his second win in two days, while Britain’s Ant Sawyer finished 13th. In the women’s race, GB’s Donna Creighton came 10th with Sarah...

Amy just misses medals in St Moritz

15 January 2010

Team Bath's Amy Williams fininshed just outside the medals in the penultimate round of the 2009/10 Skeleton World Cup in St Moritz, Switzerland today (Friday). Williams finished in fourth place, just 0.27 seconds away from bronze medal position. Williams, silver medallist at last season's World Championships, remains fifth in the overall FIBT world rankings and has finished in the top-10 in all but one of her World Cup races this season. Meanwhile, Adam Pengilly, who...

Buccs men target indoor promotion push

12 January 2010

Team Bath Buccaneers men’s indoor squad begin their England Hockey National Indoor campaign this weekend in a weather-affected playing schedule at UWE in Bristol. With last weekend’s postponement of the Premier Indoor League, England Hockey have reduced playing times to ensure that both the Premier League and Division 1 campaigns can run concurrently at the one venue. Buccs will go into the indoor season with confidence from their outdoor campaign which has seen them rocket...

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