News Archive, Month: December 2013

Athletes’ achievements are celebrated

10 December 2013

Four athletes who have won medals at world level competitions are the winners of the latest Team Bath athlete of the month awards. University of Bath-based triathlete Nicole Walters guided visually-impaired athlete Melissa Reid to gold at the World Paratriathlon Championships in London. Walters, who has a Sport and Exercise Science degree from the University of Bath, wins the women’s award for September. Ghanaian judo player Emmanuel Nartey takes the men’s award for September after...

Buccs promoted to Indoors Division 1

09 December 2013

Team Bath Buccaneers’ Indoor side were promoted to the Maxinutrition Super 5s Division 1 this weekend with some fantastic performances in Division 2 at the University of the West of England. The team won four of their five fixtures to finish runners-up - enough to ensure they will play in Division 1 in the New Year. For a full report see our Buccs match report pages.

GB successes as Sochi build-up continues

08 December 2013

The British skeleton team produced another strong set of results in the lead up to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Lizzy Yarnold, who does some of her training at the University of Bath, added a silver medal at the second World Cup of the season at Park City in the USA to the gold she won in the opening competition in Calgary, Canada. University of Bath graduate Shelley Rudman, the reigning world champion, made...

University named as one of only two national centres for swimming

05 December 2013

The University features strongly in plans unveiled today by British Swimming. Its Sports Training Village has been named as one of only two national centres for the sport in Great Britain as it continues to prepare for the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The British Gas GBR National Centre for Swimming at University of Bath will become a performance hub for the sport from the beginning of the new year. The centre will grow...

Bath pair impress as GB tennis team take bronze

04 December 2013

University of Bath students Steph Cornish and Alex Walker helped the British team take bronze at the Master-U BNP Paribas University International in France. Great Britain, with Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy Director of Tennis Barry Scollo as team manager, came third among the eight nations behind winners the USA and second placed Russia. Sports Performance student Walker and Economics student Cornish both impressed as Great Britain beat the host nation 4-2 in the bronze...

Buccs top Conference West at Christmas break

02 December 2013

A Tim Davenport hat-trick made sure Team Bath Buccaneers men's firsts went into the Christmas break on top of the England Hockey Now: Pension West Conference. Davenport netted the first three in Buccs' 4-0 win over ISCA at the Sports Training Village on Saturday (30 November) with Welsh international Ben Carless smashing home to complete the rout. With 11 of the 18 games in the regular season played, Team Bath Buccs are two points clear...

Skeleton sliders impress at World Cup 1

02 December 2013

It was a terrific weekend for Bath-based British Skeleton athletes with Lizzy Yarnold winning gold and University of Bath student Dom Parsons taking bronze at the opening World Cup event of the season. Yarnold, who trains at the University, finished second behind Noelle Pikus-Pace in Calgary, Canada, but was upgraded to gold after the American was disqualified. “I'm really pleased, it’s a good start to my first Olympic season,” she said. It feels like it...

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