News Archive, Month: September 2019

Delighted Dimitri Coutya retains Wheelchair Fencing World Championships title as Piers Gilliver adds to medal haul

18 September 2019

Dimitri Coutya successfully defended his Category B epee title on another medal-laden day for University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers at the IWAS World Championships in South Korea. Piers Gilliver also followed up his gold medal on the opening day by winning bronze in the Category A sabre for a second successive worlds. Coutya narrowly missed out on his retaining his foil crown on Tuesday, having to settle for silver on this occasion, but there was...

First global gold is perfect birthday present as Piers Gilliver wins wheelchair fencing World Championships title in South Korea

17 September 2019

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver saw his wait for a major global gold medal come to an end on his 25th birthday at the IWAS World Championships in South Korea. After winning silver at the 2015 and 2017 editions, as well as the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Gilliver deservedly came out on top this time after a dominant display in the Category A epee competition. Training partner Dimitri Coutya also reached the Category...

Experienced international Fionnuala Toner to bring her “fearless” approach to Team Bath Netball for 2020 Vitality Superleague

17 September 2019

She played at the Netball World Cup this summer and at two Commonwealth Games – now Fionnuala Toner is bringing her international talent to Team Bath for the 2020 Vitality Superleague season. The Northern Ireland star has today become the sixth player - and the first new face - to sign up for an exciting Blue & Gold squad ahead of the new campaign. Toner – who can play at goal-defence, wing-defence and centre –...

Double gold and a massive relay record as Stephanie Millward enjoys more success at London 2019 World Para Swimming Champs

16 September 2019

Team Bath AS swimmer Stephanie Millward added two more global golds to her impressive medal collection during a record-breaking week at the London 2019 World Para Swimming Allianz Championships. Millward, who trains in the University of Bath’s London 2012 Legacy Pool, swam a storming anchor leg as she, Alice Tai, Brock Whiston and Toni Shaw won the women’s 34pts 4x100m medley relay title in 4:36.31 – obliterating the previous world record by almost nine seconds....

“Coach’s dream” Abi Robson celebrates 21st birthday by being named in Team Bath Netball Vitality Superleague squad for 2020

15 September 2019

Rising star Abi Robson has received the perfect 21st birthday present – a place in the Team Bath Netball squad for the 2020 Vitality Superleague season. It is a third successive Superleague season in the Blue & Gold for the talented young defensive mid-courter, who is celebrating her milestone birthday today (September 15), but she has worn those famous colours for much longer. Robson first played for Team Bath’s junior section in the 2012-13 season...

Young fencers, kayakers, judoka, synchro swimmers and racers among new intake to Team Bath Futures programme

14 September 2019

Thirteen talented young sportspeople were welcomed as new members of the Team Bath Futures Athlete Development Programme when they attended a successful induction day at the Sports Training Village. The new contingent compete in sports as diverse as kayaking, fencing, judo, synchronised swimming and racing. The Futures Athlete Development Programme is open to sportspeople aged between 11 and 18 who already compete at regional level or above in their chosen sport or who show great...

Beach volleyball at the 2019 Girls Go Gold event

Hundreds of young sportswomen inspired by Girls Go Gold Conference at University of Bath

12 September 2019

Around 400 sporty school pupils from across the south of England enjoyed an inspirational visit to the University of Bath Sports Training Village as they took part in the annual GSA Girls Go Gold Conference. The Girls’ Schools Association event, delivered by the Youth Sport Trust and Team Bath coaches and staff, saw the secondary-aged pupils enjoy practical high-performance coaching in netball and hockey, as well as recreational sport sessions in laser-run, beach volleyball, softball,...

Wheelchair fencers Dimitri Coutya and Piers Gilliver ready to take on the world in Cheongju championships

11 September 2019

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers Piers Gilliver and Dimitri Coutya will be looking to cap stellar seasons – and lay down a marker for Tokyo 2020 – when they represent Great Britain at the IWAS World Championships in South Korea next week. The duo are ranked as the world’s number one epee fencers in Category A and B respectively after winning a host of gold medals on the World Cup circuit. Coutya made history two...

In the England squad and back in Blue & Gold for 2020 – netballer Imogen Allison looking forward to a big year of sport and study

10 September 2019

Fresh from being named in the England senior squad for a first time, Imogen Allison has become the fourth player to sign up to Team Bath Netball for the 2020 Vitality Superleague season. The tenacious wing-defence is rated as one of the most exciting prospects in the country, with her dynamic displays earning Allison a nomination for the 2019 Superleague Young Player of the Year Award and a place on the Roses’ Futures Programme. She...

Laura Macro won lightweight women's single scull gold at the 2019 EUSA Rowing Championships in Sweden

Another gold for Laura Macro as GB Rowing Team Start Bath student rowers impress on European stage

08 September 2019

University of Bath sporting scholar Laura Macro continued her excellent 2019 form onto the international stage as she won gold at the EUSA (European University Sports Association) Rowing Championships in Sweden. The Sport & Exercise Science student, who is supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship, won an exciting lightweight women’s single scull final by four-tenths of a second as she beat Poland’s Klaudia Pankratiew to the title. Macro, who has also won gold at both...

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