News Archive, Month: December 2013

Lloyd looks to the future

27 December 2013

“It was like a Coldplay concert,” reported Lloyd Wallace University of Bath Sports Performance student Lloyd Wallace after competing at the World Cup Aerial Skiing in Beijing’s iconic Bird’s Nest stadium. “A crowd of 40,000, spotlights, massive TV screens and pumping music.  It is hard to express how awesome the event was.” Usually the aerial competitions are held in ski resorts, frequently high up in snowy mountains so it was a new experience for the...

Fitness classes (Photo: Sam Farr)

New Year, new you with Team Bath

26 December 2013

With the festive jollities gone for another 12 months, many of us are looking down at our over-indulged bodies and thinking about making that time-honoured New Year’s Resolution to get in shape. However well-intentioned we are it’s something that many of us let slip, but at Team Bath health and fitness is our passion and with roughly 50 classes each week there’s something for everyone. From x-biking to yoga, beach circuits to Pilates and cardio...

Stuart Benson

19 December 2013

Sport/Event > Bobsleigh Date and Place of Birth > 12 February 1981 Occupation > Royal Air Force avionics technician Biography > Already an accomplished triple jumper, 200m runner and 60m indoor sprinter - Scottish champion no less - Stuart began his bobsleigh career in the summer of 2011 and now finds himself as a brakeman in the Team GB set-up. Career highlights > 5th - 4-man, Winter Olympics, Sochi, Russia, February 2014 Selected for Team...

Lloyd prepares to compete in iconic Bird’s Nest Stadium

18 December 2013

University of Bath Sports Performance student Lloyd Wallace will compete in the iconic Bird's Nest Stadium this weekend as the Beijing 2008 Olympic stadium hosts freestyle aerial skiing for the first time. The 18-year-old is looking forward to competing in his first World Cup of the 2014 season. The competition will use a 200-metre high hill made of scaffolding and covered with snow brought in by lorry from nearby hills. “It should be unbelievable” said...

Gemma Howell

Impressive medal haul by Team Bath judo players

18 December 2013

Team Bath judo players won three gold medals and an array of silvers and bronzes at the British Championships at the weekend. Gemma Howell, Jan Gosiewski and Ben Fletcher each collected golds at the senior championships in Sheffield. London 2012 Olympian Howell, who is studying for a Sport and Exercise Science degree at the University of Bath and receives a Trendell Scholarship, won the women’s under-63kg class title. Gosiewski, who is studying for a PhD...

Michael Jamieson (Photo Sam Farr)

Bath swimmers win seven out of eight GB medals

16 December 2013

University of Bath-based swimmers rounded off the European Short Course Championships in impressive style as they won seven of the eight medals collected by the British team. Michael Jamieson, Jemma Lowe, Chris Walker-Hebborn and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, who all train at British Swimming’s British Gas Bath Intensive Training Centre, each collected medals over the weekend. They added to the trio of medals already won during the short course championships at Herning in Denmark by O’Connor, Lowe...

Bobsleigh men claim historic medal

15 December 2013

The GBR 1 four-man bobsleigh crew, piloted by John Jackson, are celebrating winning Britain’s first four-man World Cup medal for 16 years. The crew of Jackson, Stu Benson, Bruce Tasker and Joel Fearon took silver at the Lake Placid World Cup in the USA finishing just 0.07 seconds off the USA team, piloted by Vancouver 2010 Olympic champion Steve Holcomb. Their remarkable performance was GB’s first World Cup podium finish in the four-man event since...

Another gold for Yarnold

15 December 2013

Britain’s Lizzy Yarnold continued her fantastic start to the skeleton season with a gold medal in race four of the World Cup at Lake Placid in the USA. It means the 25-year-old has now secured podium places in all four of her World Cups to date following her gold at Calgary in Canada, silver at Park City in the USA, and a bronze at the first of two back-to-back Lake Placid races. She said: “Of...

Jan wins bronze in Monaco

13 December 2013

University of Bath student and judo player Jan Gosiewski produced another strong performance to take bronze at the International Tournament of Monaco. Gosiewski won his opening three contests in the under-73kg class before losing his semi-final to France’s Julien Elfaiz. But he came back to beat Sammy Tamellin, also from France, in the battle for bronze. Gosiewski is studying for a Biomechanics PhD at the University of Bath, were he receives a Trendell Scholarship. Fellow...

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor (photo: Sam Farr)

Bath-based swimmers collect Euro hat-trick

13 December 2013

University of Bath-based swimmers won all three of Britain’s medals on the opening day of the European Short Course Championships in Denmark yesterday (Thursday). Eighteen-year-old Siobhan-Marie O’Connor won silver in the 200m individual medley with a personal best of 2:06.73 at the championships in Herning with training partner Sophie Allen taking bronze. And moments later fellow British Gas Bath Intensive Training Centre (ITC) swimmer Jemma Lowe won bronze medal in the women’s 200m butterfly. London...

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