News Archive, Month: January 2014

Dom Parsons at the University of Bath (Photo Sam Farr)

University of Bath student hopes to engineer Sochi success

13 January 2014

Student Dom Parsons has temporarily put the brakes on his work on an innovative mechanical engineering research project at the University of Bath to try to achieve his dream of competing at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games next month. Parsons is studying for a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University, where he is carrying out research on developing a new generation of more powerful, more efficient car engines. And it was as an...

Eight Team Bath players feature in England squads for international series

09 January 2014

Eight members of Team Bath’s Netball Superleague squad will represent England in forthcoming fixtures against world number two team New Zealand, as well as Jamaica and Wales. England have two teams playing in the series, which runs from 17 to 21 January with games at Wembley Arena and the Copper Box Arena in London. Four members of Team Bath’s 2014 Superleague squad – Rosie Allison, Pamela Cookey, Stacey Francis and Serena Guthrie - feature in...

Successful preparation camp held at University

06 January 2014

The British Paralympic Association (BPA) has this weekend hosted the first of a series of multi-sport preparation camps aimed to support developing athletes in their preparations for Rio and beyond. The camp, which took place at the University of Bath on January 3-5, brought together almost 100 aspiring Paralympians from 11 different sports and included Para-Canoe and Para-Triathlon, which are both new sports on the programme for Rio 2016. The camp is the first of...

Double Olympian Weale announces retirement

06 January 2014

University of Bath graduate Sam Weale has announced his retirement from the sport of modern pentathlon after a career spanning more than a decade that saw him compete at two Olympic Games. Weale took up the demanding sport of modern pentathlon in 2000 and represented Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, finishing 10th, the best performance by a GB man since Graham Brookhouse’s eighth in 1992. He followed that up with 13th place...

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