News Archive, Category: Bobsleigh

The University of Bath was officially presented with UK Sport Elite Training Centre-accredited status during a ceremony at the Team Bath Sports Training Village on 12th April 2024. (From left) Professor Ian White (University of Bath Vice-Chancellor), Sally Munday (UK Sport Chief Executive), Duncan Rolley (UK Sport Elite Training Centre Advisor), Sophie Hamer (Head of Sport Operations), Stephen Baddeley (University of Bath Director of Sport) and Cassie Wilson (University of Bath Pro-Vice-Chancellor). CREDIT: Nic Delves-Broughton

Olympians and Paralympians in attendance as University of Bath is officially recognised as UK Sport-accredited Elite Training Centre

12 April 2024

The University of Bath’s status as a UK Sport-accredited Elite Training Centre (ETC) has been officially recognised at a ceremony attended by Olympic and Paralympic Champions, high-performance coaches and staff. Professor Ian White, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath, received the prestigious ETC award from Sally Munday, Chief Executive of UK Sport, during a presentation in the Team Bath Sports Training Village. Joining Team Bath staff at the ceremony were athletes, coaches and administrators from...

British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association athletes Matt Weston (left) and Corie Mapp won Overall World Cup gold during the 2023-24 season.

University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association celebrating golden World Cup double

24 March 2024

Matt Weston added Overall World Cup gold to his previous World and European Championship title successes as University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association athletes concluded another impressive season. Corie Mapp matched Weston’s achievement in the Para Bobsleigh competition as silver and bronze in the last two races of the season in La Plagne secured Overall World Cup gold for the second time in his remarkable career. Weston joins Kristan Bromley, Shelley Rudman and...

A picture of British Skeleton's Tabby Stoecker and Matt Weston celebrating their Team silver medal at the 2024 IBSF World Championships

Matt Weston becomes British Skeleton’s most decorated World Champs athlete by winning Team silver with Tabby Stoecker

25 February 2024

University of Bath-based Matt Weston became Britain’s most decorated IBSF Skeleton World Championships of all time when he and Tabby Stoecker won Team silver in Winterberg, Germany. It was Weston’s second silver medal in as many days, after finishing runner-up in the men’s race 24 hours earlier, and the fourth of his career following his men’s gold and team silver at the 2023 championships. Stoecker, who was fourth in the women’s race, and Weston set...

Brad Hall, Leon Greenwood, Taylor Lawrence and Greg Cackett won four-man bobsleigh bronze at the IBSF World Cup in Lillehammer in January 2024.

World Cup bronze in Lillehammer shows British Bobsleigh four-man team are back on right track after injury-hit season

28 January 2024

The University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh squad claimed their first IBSF World Cup medals of an injury-disrupted 2023-24 season when they won a fantastic four-man bronze in Lillehammer, Norway. Brad Hall, Leon Greenwood, Taylor Lawrence and Greg Cackett clocked a combined time of 1:40.15 to secure their first podium place in 11 months. “To be back in the medals so soon after getting back in a sled, and with a month to go to the...

A composite graphic featuring University of Bath-based athletes (clockwise from top left) Piers Gilliver, Joe Choong, Matt Weston, Suzanna Hext, the Bath women's 1sts tennis team, four-man bobsleigh, James Guy and Tom Dean, and Suzanna Hext who have all enjoyed success during 2023

Six World Champions crowned, hundreds of athletes hosted and student success – another stellar year of sport at University of Bath

20 December 2023

With the dawn of a new Olympic and Paralympic year upon us, University of Bath-based sportspeople will be looking to build on the outstanding global success they enjoyed during a memorable 2023. Six athletes were crowned as World Champions – Joe Choong (modern pentathlon); Matt Weston (skeleton); Tom Dean, James Guy and Suzanna Hext (swimming); and Piers Gilliver (wheelchair fencing) – while others secured historic podium placings and continental crowns. In total a stunning 74...

University of Bath awarded UK Sport-accredited Elite Training Centre status for helping Olympic and Paralympic athletes achieve potential

13 November 2023

The University of Bath has today been recognised by UK Sport for its contribution to the preparation of elite Olympic and Paralympic athletes. It is one of the first of just eight institutions nationwide to be awarded the status of “UK Sport-accredited Elite Training Centre”, a title that celebrates its role in helping Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes achieve their full performance potential. Dr Kate Baker, Director of Performance at UK Sport, said: “Our Elite...

University of Bath reception celebrates historic season for British Bobsleigh and Skeleton athletes and thriving partnership

05 July 2023

Athletes, staff and officials with the British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association (BBSA) were special guests at a University of Bath reception to celebrate the team’s outstanding 2022-23 season. Hosted by the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian White, the event gave both organisations a chance to discuss the importance of their partnership against the backdrop of 80 international medals won during a historic campaign by the bobsleigh and skeleton athletes who train at the University. They included...

We’re part of the team, are you? University of Bath ready to support UKAD’s Clean Sport Week 2023

17 May 2023

The University of Bath is proud to reaffirm its commitment to clean sport by backing UK Anti-Doping’s (UKAD’s) 2023 Clean Sport Week campaign, taking place from 22nd to 26th May. Clean Sport Week is UKAD’s national awareness week championing clean sport, education and anti-doping initiatives with sports across the UK, and this year’s theme is “Teamwork in Clean Sport”. Athletes are central to the team, responsible for making sure they compete clean – it's their...

Netball player and chair Emma Payne voted University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year at 2023 Blues Awards

27 April 2023

Netballer Emma Payne has been voted by their fellow student-athletes as the University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year in the 2023 Blues Awards. The Sport and Exercise Science student was recognised for her contribution to the University’s netball club over the past four years, which has seen her serve as Chair this year alongside helping the 1st team reach the BUCS National Championships final. She also plays for Team Bath Netball U21s in the NPL division and has...

Four-man bobsleigh team continue to rewrite history books with World Cup medal as Matt Weston seals skeleton golden hat-trick

13 February 2023

Great Britain won a first men’s bobsleigh overall World Cup medal since 1995 and Matt Weston stormed to his fourth men’s skeleton gold of the season as University of Bath-based sliders continued to rewrite the history books. Brad Hall, Arran Gulliver, Taylor Lawrence and Greg Cackett (pictured with family, supporters and coaches) won back-to-back four-man bobsleigh silver medals in Igls, Austria over the weekend to secure second spot in the overall rankings for the 2022-23...

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