News Archive, Month: February 2018

PyeongChang 2018: Mica McNeill and Mica Moore record Team GB’s best-ever women’s bobsleigh Olympic result

21 February 2018

Mica McNeill and Mica Moore achieved Team GB’s best-ever women’s bobsleigh result at a Winter Olympic Games when they placed eighth at PyeongChang 2018 on Wednesday. The 2017 Junior World Champions, who train with the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA) at the University of Bath, went into day two lying sixth overall after two fine runs on Tuesday. They lost a couple of places in the third run but maintained eighth position in their fourth...

Beth Close won 200m gold at the 2018 BUCS Nationals in SheffieldBeth Close won 200m gold at the 2018 BUCS Nationals in Sheffield

Eight golds among 28-medal haul for University of Bath student-athletes at BUCS Nationals 2018

21 February 2018

Student-athletes at the University of Bath won 28 medals across five different sports during a successful visit to Sheffield for the 2018 BUCS Nationals. Among the eight gold medals was a thrilling 200m title on the athletics track for Beth Close (pictured) after a storming finish. She then anchored the women’s 4x200m relay team to another tremendous victory as they retained the title for Bath. MJ Church ambassador Anna Hopkin’s 50m freestyle gold was one...

Customer notice: Potential delays getting onto campus on Thursday and Friday

21 February 2018

Members of the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU) will be taking strike action at the University of Bath on Thursday and Friday (February 22&23). The Sports Training Village will be open and operational as normal but customers should please be aware they could experience some delays getting onto campus. If this situation changes for any reason we will update you via this website and our social media channels. Thank you for your understanding.

Eilidh Doyle and David King

British medallists Eilidh Doyle and David King selected for Birmingham 2018 IAAF World Indoor Athletics

20 February 2018

University of Bath-based Eilidh Doyle and David King have been named in a 31-strong British Athletics squad for next month’s IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham. Doyle, who celebrates her 31st birthday today (Tuesday) booked her place by winning 400m gold at the SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships on Sunday, again at Arena Birmingham, in a season-best time of 51.84. “I am delighted with that,” said the multiple international medallist, who is coached by Brian...

PyeongChang 2018: Personal-best two-man result offers promising signs for four-man bobsleigh

19 February 2018

Brad Hall and Joel Fearon believe the signs are promising ahead of this weekend’s four-man bobsleigh competition after securing a top-12 finish in the two-man on Monday at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The British duo’s combined time of 3:18.34 from the four runs was 1.48 seconds adrift of champions Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz of Canada but still a personal best two-man result for the pair at world level. “We dropped a few places...

Wheelchair Fencing World Cup medallists Dimitri Coutya (front, second from left) and Piers Gilliver (front centre) with the GB team in Hungary

Gold and two bronze adds up to successful start to 2018 World Cups for Uni-based wheelchair fencers

18 February 2018

University of Bath-based Dimitri Coutya and Piers Gilliver enjoyed a medal-laden start to 2018 as they won gold and two bronze at the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Eger, Hungary. Coutya, who was crowned as double World Champion in November, again struck gold in the men’s Category B epee competition after beating Italy’s Alessioa Sarri in the final. That came after he had won bronze in the foil discipline, just behind Ukraine’s Anton Datsko...

PyeongChang 2018: Gold for Lizzy Yarnold and bronze for Laura Deas during sensational skeleton Saturday

17 February 2018

Lizzy Yarnold made history as she defended her Winter Olympic Games title and Laura Deas bagged a brilliant bronze during a sensational Saturday for Team GB’s skeleton racers at PyeongChang 2018. Yarnold, who trains at the University of Bath with the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA), went into the final run two-hundredths of a second behind Janine Flock but then smashed the track record to put the pressure on her Austrian rival. Flock could...

PyeongChang 2018: Lloyd Wallace hails “unbelievable” support after defying odds to make Winter Olympics debut

17 February 2018

Lloyd Wallace said competing at PyeongChang 2018 was “the craziest night of my life” after the University of Bath graduate defied the odds to make his Winter Olympic Games debut. Saturday’s qualifying stages for the men’s aerials were the highest-scoring competition ever and Wallace finished 20th overall after his second jump – a back full-full-full – scored 100.03 from the judges, ranking him 11th in that round. “What a show – that was the craziest...

PyeongChang 2018: Lizzy Yarnold and Laura Deas in medal contention after day one of women’s skeleton

16 February 2018

Lizzy Yarnold and Laura Deas are both pushing hard for a Winter Olympic Games medal after finishing third and fourth respectively at the halfway point of the women’s skeleton competition at PyeongChang 2018. Just hours after University of Bath PhD student Dom Parsons had won a historic bronze in the men’s race, defending champion Yarnold took to the ice and set a new track record to lead the way after the first run. She dropped...

PyeongChang 2018: University of Bath student Dom Parsons bags Team GB’s first medal with skeleton bronze

16 February 2018

University of Bath student Dom Parsons has won Team GB’s first medal of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games after bagging a brilliant bronze in the men’s skeleton on Friday. Parsons, who combines his sport with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, is the first British man to win a skeleton medal since 1948 and the fifth skeleton athlete since 2002 to win a medal while training at the University of Bath. “That was a bit...

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