News Archive, Month: February 2010

Amy Williams

Amy thrilled to carry Union Flag at closing ceremony

27 February 2010

University of Bath-based Olympic champion Amy Williams will carry the Union Flag for Team GB at Sunday’s Vancouver 2010 closing ceremony. The British Olympic Association today announced its decision to choose Amy to carry the flag, following her gold medal winning performance in the skeleton on 19th February. Amy became Team GB’s first individual Olympic Winter Games gold medallist for 30 years and the first woman individual gold medallist for 58 years. She said: “What...

Paula 11th in Olympic bobsleigh

26 February 2010

University of Bath-based bobsleigh athlete Paula Walker secured a impressive 11th place finish on her Olympic debut in Vancouver. Paula, who drove the GBR 2 sled along with brakeman Kelly Thomas, finished 11th after the four runs making up the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games competition. Paula, who is 23, said: “This is our first Olympic Winter Games and we’re absolutely over the moon that we’ve come so far. Eleventh is higher than our world...

Adam Pengilly

Adam elected to IOC Athletes’ Commission

25 February 2010

University of Bath based skeleton athlete Adam Pengilly has been elected to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes. Pengilly received the most votes (615) from the total number of ballots accepted (1,902), which represents 75.3 per cent of the Olympic athletes at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Pengilly will serve for a term of eight years and become an IOC member during that period. The role of the IOC Athletes' Commission is to ensure...

Amy Williams Gold medallist with union jack flag

Amy Williams wins stunning Olympic gold

20 February 2010

University of Bath-based skeleton slider Amy Williams today (Friday) became Team GB’s first individual Olympic Winter Games gold medallist for 30 years and the first woman individual gold medallist for 58 years. The 27-year-old won the women’s skeleton title at Vancouver 2010 Olympic by an emphatic 0.56 seconds. Williams said she was delighted with her gold medal. "It's absolutely brilliant. It's out of this world. Never in a million years did I think I'd come...

Team GB’s Amy Leads at Skeleton Halfway Mark

19 February 2010

Team GB’s Amy Williams goes into the second and final day of the skeleton competition at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games with a 0.30 second lead. The 27-year-old from Bath was in scintillating form on the opening day of skeleton competition at the Whistler Sliding Centre, setting a track record on her first run and clocking the second fastest time on the second. She goes into the final two runs tomorrow (Friday) 0.30 seconds...

Zoe finishes eighth at Olympic Winter Games

17 February 2010

Team GB's Zoe Gillings missed out on the medals at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, finishing eighth overall. Snowboarder Zoe, who does some of her land-based training at the University of Bath, battled her way through to the semi-finals of the competition at Cypress Mountain. But a third place finish in her semi put her into the small final, rather than the big final, where the medals are contested. An injury she sustained to...

Buccs men stretch lead to 12 points

16 February 2010

Team Bath Buccaneers men’s firsts stretched their lead at the top of England Hockey League Conference West to 12 points with an impressive 4-2 win at Old Georgians. Old Georgians played a high, aggressive press, which could have created a problem for Team Bath. But this strategy also left gaps in the home side’s defences which allowed Buccs to create opportunities by playing the ball into these gaps. Buccs struck quickly in a short spell...

Buccs battle back to salvage a point

08 February 2010

Team Bath Buccaneers men’s firsts overturned a three-goal deficit with 15 minutes of Sunday’s game against Fareham remaining to salvage a point in a 3-3 draw. Buccs continue to top England Hockey League Conference West, but their lead is now reduced by a point to 10 points with seven games remaining. Buccs and Fareham went into the first game after the Christmas break in first and second place respectively in Conference West. Fareham were two...

Buccs resume campaign with top of table clash

03 February 2010

The University of Bath Sports Training Village hosts a top of the table clash between Team Bath Buccaneers and Fareham on Sunday (7th February) when England Hockey League Men’s Conference West resumes following the traditional Christmas and New Year break. Buccs go into the contest at the top of Conference West with nine wins from 10 games. They are 11 points clear of second place Fareham, who have five wins to their name.  Sunday’s contest...

Ryan Scott

01 February 2010

Sport/Event > Athletics, 100m & 200m Date and Place of Birth > 1987, Bristol Coached by > Malcolm Arnold Date Arrived at Team Bath > 2003 Course of Study > Foundation Degree in Sports Performance at the University of Bath Clubs > Yate AC and Newham & Essex Beagles Occupation > Student Biography > Teenage sprinter who has trained at the University of Bath for three years under Malcolm Arnold’s guidance and alongside Jason Gardener, the...

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