News Archive, Category: Bobsleigh

Dom Parsons at the 2016 Skeleton World Championships. PICTURE: Charlie Booker

Dom Parsons sliding into form at perfect time as skeleton and bobsleigh athletes impress at St Moritz

14 January 2018

Dom Parsons recorded his best result for two years and there were top-ten finishes for Lizzy Yarnold and bobsleigh drivers Mica McNeill and Bradley Hall as British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA) athletes competed in the latest IBSF World Cup at St Moritz. It was the last competition before selection is confirmed for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, which are now less than a month away. Parsons – a Mechanical Engineering PhD student at...

The BBSA tweeted this picture of Bruce Tasker, Performance Director Gary Anderson and Joel Fearon after a fourth-placed finish at the 2016 World Championships

Bobsledder Bruce Tasker to miss PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games due to health reasons

11 January 2018

British Bobsleigh athlete Bruce Tasker will miss the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games after suffering a minor stroke last week. He is expected to make a full recovery and has already targeted a return to the track later in the year but has been advised on medical grounds not to compete in what would have been his second Olympics, with the Games now less than a month away. “I’m gutted not to be able to...

World wins, family fun and a royal return made 2017 memorable at Sports University of the Year

26 December 2017

It was a year that saw the University of Bath named as the country’s top sports university, welcome royalty and thousands of families to the Sports Training Village and celebrate plenty more success on the national and international stage. Now, with a memorable 2017 coming to a close and the dawn of an exciting Olympic and Commonwealth year upon us, it is time to reflect on another outstanding 12 months at one of the country’s...

Lamin Deen, Toby Olubi, Ben Simons and Andrew Matthews won four-man bobsleigh silver at the World Cup in Whistler, November 2017

Second medal in a week for GB Bobsleigh as Lamin Deen eclipses track record on way to super silver

25 November 2017

Lamin Deen led his crew to a fantastic four-man silver in Whistler as Great Britain Bobsleigh won a second World Cup medal in as many weeks on Saturday. Deen, Toby Olubi, Ben Simons and Andrew Matthews reached an incredible 97mph in the first run as they set a new track record of 50.66secs, eclipsing a time set at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. They were pipped to gold in the second run by Russia’s...

Bobsleigh bronze is GB’s first medal for four years as Laura Deas hits top five again in skeleton

19 November 2017

Brad Hall guided GB Bobsleigh to their first World Cup medal in four years during another impressive weekend of international competition for the University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA). Lamin Deen’s quartet were also on the wider podium during the four-man competition at Park City in the United States, while Laura Deas secured a second successive top-five finish in the women’s skeleton. Hall, Bruce Tasker, Joel Fearon and Greg Cackett were competing...

University of Bath named as Sports University of the Year in Good University Guide 2018

22 September 2017

The University of Bath has been named as the UK’s top sports university in the influential The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. The award is based on the quality of its world-class sporting facilities, the performance of its student sports teams and the ranking of its sports-related subjects, with Sports Science also topping the Guide’s ranking table for the subject. Vice-Chancellor & President of the University of Bath, Professor Dame Glynis...

Premier League ECAS coaches try their hands at bobsleigh, September 2017

Premier League football coaches try hand at netball and bobsleigh during week-long University of Bath visit

17 September 2017

Football coaches from the country’s top clubs have been swapping training pitches for netball courts, bobsleigh tracks and the University of Bath’s world-class sporting environment as part of a Premier League development programme. This year’s new cohort of Elite Coach Apprentice Scheme (ECAS) participants, representing academies from Manchester United and Chelsea to Bristol City and Preston North End, were on campus last Monday and Tuesday for the first residential workshop of the 2017-18 season. They...

Donate old sports kit and equipment to Zambia 5050 appeal this week

29 May 2017

Athletes and teams are being asked to donate their old sports kit and equipment to the Zambia 5050 appeal at the University of Bath this week. Donations of balls, bibs, T-shirts, shorts, trainers, boots and larger equipment like netball posts and five-a-side goals are being accepted at the Team Bath Training & Development Office, outside the Founders Hall, from 11am to 2pm on Wednesday (May 31). It is in support of the inspirational Volunteer Zambia project, which...

University of Bath Festival 2017

What a day! Thousands enjoy family fun at first-ever University of Bath Festival

06 May 2017

More than 8,000 people enjoyed an action-packed day of family fun when the University of Bath celebrated its 50th anniversary by staging its first-ever community Festival. There were activities across the Claverton Down campus, including the Active Zone at the £30million Sports Training Village where visitors got to try out 15 different sports and take on a Mini Olympics challenge. Team Bath Netball Superleague stars Shantal Slater and Vangelee Williams staged a shooting challenge and...

(From left) University of Bath Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley, Tom Edwards, Pippa Rogan and REVO Brand Manager Tyron Dawkins at the Sports Training Village, April 2017

Internationals and world champion among latest Team Bath athlete of the month award winners

26 April 2017

Fencer Tom Edwards, athlete Pippa Rogan, international hockey player Liam Sanford and Junior World Bobsleigh Champion Mica McNeill are the latest winners of the Team Bath athlete of the month awards. The awards, which are supported by REVO Eyewear and city-centre opticians Ellis & Killpatrick, showcase the depth of talent across a range of sports at the University of Bath. Sport & Exercise Science Masters student Edwards, who graduates in July, took the accolade after...

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