News Archive, Category: Bobsleigh

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...

Brad Hall steers British Bobsleigh to first World Championships four-man medal in 84 years as Bath-based sliders continue stellar season

05 February 2023

Great Britain are celebrating a first four-man bobsleigh World Championship medal since the Second World War after University of Bath-based Brad Hall, Arran Gulliver, Taylor Lawrence and Greg Cackett won a stunning silver in St Moritz. The British quartet clocked a combined time of 4:20.3 over four consistent runs to finish tied with Latvia’s Emils Cipulis and 0.69 seconds behind Germany’s double Olympic Champion Francesco Friedrich, who claimed his fifth successive World title. “It’s an...

British Skeleton finish outstanding IBSF World Championships with gold, silver and bronze after claiming two mixed team medals

29 January 2023

A superb IBSF Skeleton World Championships finished off on a suitably high note as University of Bath-based sliders won both silver and bronze in the mixed team race in St Moritz. The event is a new Olympic discipline for the Milan-Cortina 2026 Games and saw Matt Weston – fresh from winning men’s skeleton gold on Friday – team up with PyeongChang 2018 bronze-medallist Laura Deas to win silver in a combined time of 2:25.04. Team-mate...

First-ever European Championships bobsleigh gold and Matt Weston’s skeleton title continues Bath-based sliders’ historic season

23 January 2023

Great Britain won a first-ever European Championships gold medal in bobsleigh and Matt Weston claimed the men’s skeleton continental crown as University of Bath-based sliders continued their history-making season in style. Brad Hall, Arran Gulliver, Taylor Lawrence and Greg Cackett saw off all three German Olympic medallists on their home ice in Altenberg for a second successive week to strike gold in a race that doubled as World Cup 6 and the continental championships. "It’s...

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