News Archive, Month: February 2018

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...

Team Bath Netball tame Celtic Dragons to continue winning start to 2018 Superleague season

20 February 2018

Team Bath Netball will go into their first home of the 2018 Vitality Superleague season this week on the back of two away wins after recording an impressive 54-35 victory at Celtic Dragons on Monday. The Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold won three of the four quarters and drew the other as they overcame spirited opposition from the Welsh franchise to continue their 100 per cent start to the season. As in the opening match at...

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...

Great Britain's Lizzy Yarnold (left) poses with her gold medal alongside Laura Deas with her bronze medal during the medal ceremony for the Women's Skeleton on day nine of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea.

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...

Great Britain's Dom Parsons with his Olympic Winter Games bronze. He will be the official Olympic Day Run starter.

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...

PyeongChang 2018: University of Bath student Dom Parsons firmly in medal mix after day one of men’s skeleton

15 February 2018

University of Bath student Dom Parsons is firmly in contention to win Team GB’s first medal of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games after an excellent first day of competition in the men's skeleton. Parsons, who combines his sport with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, lies just three-hundredths of a second outside the medal places after setting a rapid combined time of 1:41.26 from his two runs on Thursday. Fellow Brit Jerry Rice, who also...

Will Flinn on the charge for the University of Bath men's 1st XV in the 24-22 BUCS Super Rugby win over Hartpury College

Title-chasing Exeter pushed all the way by men’s 1st XV in televised BUCS Super Rugby derby battle

15 February 2018

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV pushed title-chasing Exeter University all the way in a televised thriller before being edged out 36-28 in the penultimate BUCS Super Rugby game of the season. Exeter had won comfortably when the teams met at the Sports Training Village but Bath, sponsored by IKON Construction and supported by Investigo, showed how far they have come since then during an action-packed battle at Exeter Chiefs’ Sandy Park. The hosts...

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