News Archive, Month: August 2021

Talented Team Bath Netball U15 squad get Superleague stars’ guidance as School Games return

31 August 2021

Team Bath Netball’s U15s will have the benefit of coaching from two Superleague stars when they compete in the 2021 School Games tournament this weekend. Rachel Shaw is Head Coach and fellow wing-attack Kirsty Harris is Assistant Coach of the talented U15s squad, who will be competing at Loughborough University from September 3-5. Representing the Blue & Gold will be Alice Clark, Ashleigh Mae Browne, Daisy Pointon, Ella Williams, Phoebe Moloney, Holly May, Hope Jordan,...

Tokyo 2020: Superb silver in team foil means University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers are bringing home nine medals between them from Paralympic Games

29 August 2021

The ParalympicsGB wheelchair fencers who train at the University of Bath capped an excellent week of competition at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games by winning a superb silver in the men’s team foil. Today’s result means that Dimitri Coutya, Piers Gilliver and Oliver Lam-Watson, who are coached by Peter Rome, will be bringing home a magnificent nine medals between them from six events. Their brilliant form in the team foil event was inspired by an...

Tokyo 2020: Wheelchair fencer Dimitri Coutya recovers from narrowest of semi-final defeats to win third bronze of Paralympic Games

28 August 2021

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencer Dimitri Coutya won his third bronze medal in as many days at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games after bouncing back brilliantly from the narrowest of semi-final defeats in the Category B foil competition. Coutya fought back from 14-10 down during an epic semi-final to set up a winner-takes-all point against China’s Yanke Feng but it was the defending champion who landed the crucial hit to settle a contest that lasted...

Tokyo 2020: Bath fencers bag team epee bronze at Paralympic Games to add to individual successes

27 August 2021

There were more medals for University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games today as Dimitri Coutya, Piers Gilliver and Oliver Lam-Watson won bronze in the men’s team epee competition. Victory over the Ukraine sealed the medal with all three fencers recording wins against their opponents in a rapid-fire win. Earlier the trio reached the semis via three convincing wins against France (45-29), Ukraine 45-28 and Poland 45-30. In the semi-final they...

Tokyo 2020: Piers Gilliver strikes gold and Dimitri Coutya takes bronze as University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers claim epee medals

26 August 2021

Wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver was crowned as Paralympic Champion and training partner Dimitri Coutya won bronze as the duo claimed the first medals of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games for University of Bath-based sportspeople. Gilliver bounced back from his early exit in Wednesday’s sabre competition to totally dominate the Category A epee event, winning all of his preliminary pool bouts and conceding just eight hits in the quarter- and semi-finals. [caption id="attachment_65862" align="alignright" width="292"] Piers...

Tokyo 2020: Swimmer Suzanna Hext narrowly misses out on medal as wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver vows to bounce back from day one setback

25 August 2021

Swimmer Suzanna Hext narrowly missed out on a medal on the opening day of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games as she finished fourth in the S5 200m freestyle. Hext, who does her strength and conditioning work at the Team Bath Sports Training Village with English Institute of Sport (EIS) coach Michael Peacock, was in medal contention throughout Wednesday's final before Italy's Monica Boggioni came through in the closing stages to take bronze behind China's Li...

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Tokyo 2020: How London 2012 and University of Bath Canoe Club set graduate Stuart Wood on course for Paralympic Games debut

24 August 2021

Stuart Wood had never tried canoeing before joining the student club at the University of Bath – now he is set to make his Paralympic Games debut at Tokyo 2020 and is targeting a podium place too. Wood began a Maths & Physics degree course at the University in September 2012, just a few weeks after being amongst the crowd at the Lee Valley White Water Centre for the canoe slalom at the London Olympic...

Tokyo 2020: Who to watch and when as eight University of Bath-based sportspeople and one graduate compete at Paralympic Games

23 August 2021

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games officially get under way on Tuesday with eight sportspeople who train at the University of Bath and one graduate among the 227 ParalympicsGB athletes taking on the world. Among the first British athletes in action is wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver, who begins the first of his four medal bids at 1am BST on Wednesday in the Category A sabre competition. Gilliver then goes for gold the following day in the...

Olympic medallist Bruce Tasker named as British Bobsleigh Team Leader for Beijing 2022 Winter Games

18 August 2021

Olympic bronze medalist Bruce Tasker has been named Team Leader for the British Bobsleigh programme for the Olympic Winter Games in China in February. Tasker, who spent eight years training at the University of Bath and now coaches there twice a week, will lead the team at Beijing 2022 in six months’ time and will also head up the elite programme between now and the Games. The 33-year-old won four-man Olympic bronze alongside John Jackson,...

Professor Ian White, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bath, and Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley visit Dimitri Coutya, Oliver Lam-Watson and Piers Gilliver during wheelchair fencing at the Team Bath Sports Training Village

GB wheelchair fencing squad receive well wishes of University of Bath as they head off from training base to Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

17 August 2021

Medal hopefuls with the GB wheelchair fencing squad have flown out to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games with messages of support from their University of Bath training base. Shortly before heading out to Japan over the weekend, ParalympicsGB fencers Dimitri Coutya, Piers Gilliver and Oliver Lam-Watson, along with coach Peter Rome, were visited by Professor Ian White, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bath, and Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley to wish...

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