News Archive, Month: February 2014

Lizzy can’t wait to show the world at Sochi

10 February 2014

Bath-based skeleton athlete Lizzy Yarnold can’t wait to show the world what she can do when she competes at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Yarnold arrived in Sochi as world number one after winning the 2013/4 World Cup series with an impressive series of performances that included four gold medals among seven podium finishes from eight competitions. The 25-year-old, who trains at the University of Bath, looks to follow in the runner tracks of...

Pozzi strikes gold at British Indoor Champs

10 February 2014

Andrew Pozzi’s gold medal in the 60m hurdles was the pick of the Bath performances at the Sainsbury’s British Athletics Indoor Championships at the weekend. Pozzi and former training partner William Sharman tied in the final in a dead heat in a time of 7.64 seconds, just inside the World Indoor qualifying standard. Pozzi, who is coached at the University of Bath by Malcolm Arnold, British Athletics’ lead hurdles coach, was delighted with the win...

Team Bath struck down by Thunder

07 February 2014

Reigning ZEO Superleague champions Team Bath suffered their first defeat of the 2014 season as they went down 54-41 to Manchester Thunder at the University of Bath Sports Training Village tonight (Friday). Team Bath went behind early in quarter one and despite battling back, they could never quite turn the tables on Thunder in the round two encounter, which was televised live on Sky Sports. Team Bath head coach Jess Thirlby said: “We made a...

Pickering devastated to miss Sochi

07 February 2014

University of Bath graduate Craig Pickering said he was ‘devastated’ to miss out on competing at the Sochi Olympic Winter Games after suffering a slipped disc. Pickering sustained the injury to his back on Sunday (2 February) training at GB Bobsleigh’s Olympic preparation camp in Konigssee, Germany. It means that at least for the time being, he misses the opportunity to become one of the few athletes to have represented Great Britain at both a...

Sprint ace Pickering set for Sochi Winter Olympic challenge

05 February 2014

University of Bath graduate Craig Pickering is set to join a select group of athletes who have competed at Summer and Winter Olympic Games after swapping the athletics track for the bobsleigh track. Pickering made his Olympic debut in the iconic Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing at the 2008 Olympic Games as a member of Britain’s 4x100m relay team. Six years on the University of Bath Sport and Exercise Science graduate is poised to return...

Master of wine masters the push-track

05 February 2014

Wine expert Peter Richards swapped wine tips for the unfamiliar world of the skeleton and bobsleigh push-start track at the University of Bath to help give this weekend’s Saturday Kitchen an Olympic Winter Games theme. Peter, Master of Wine on the BBC One hit show Saturday Kitchen, had several runs on the skeleton sled under the guidance of Team Bath track controller Nathan Bryer. And you can see the results on this Saturday’s (8 February)...

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Thirlby expecting tough Thunder challenge

04 February 2014

Team Bath head coach Jess Thirlby predicts Manchester Thunder will come out fighting when the two teams meet in round two of the ZEO Superleague at the University of Bath on Friday (7 February). Team Bath started their campaign with a 59-45 win over Team Northumbria last week, while Thunder went down 55-48 at home to Surrey Storm. Friday’s contest, which is being shown live on Sky Sports, brings together two of the three teams...

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