News Archive, Category: Bobsleigh

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...

UKAD chairman Trevor Pearce (right) presents the accreditation plaque to University of Bath Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley

University of Bath proud to be awarded ‘elite status’ accreditation by UK Anti-Doping

20 March 2017

The University of Bath has become the latest university to complete UK Anti-Doping (UKAD)’s Accreditation Programme. The University has shown its firm commitment and dedication to clean sport by completing the programme and achieving the highest level of ‘elite status’. The Accreditation Programme was launched in 2012 to recognise and enhance the work being conducted by universities, colleges and schools in the UK, in support of UKAD’s prevention strategy and vision of clean sport. The...

Bobsleigh driver Brad Hall, March 2017

Best four-man bobsleigh finish for Brad Hall ends BBSA World Cup season on a high

19 March 2017

Brad Hall’s best-ever four-man finish ensured the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA) ended their international season on a positive note in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Hall, who is in his first full season as driver, finished eighth overall and ahead of a host of top teams at the venue for next year’s Winter Olympics after clocking a combined time of 1:40.37, just 0.15 seconds away from a medal. Bruce Tasker and rookies Sam Blanchet and...

Lizzy Yarnold won Skeleton World Championships bronze in February 2017. MUST CREDIT: Mike Varey

‘Emotional’ Lizzy Yarnold bags bronze at Skeleton World Championships

26 February 2017

Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold returned to the World Championships podium as she won bronze in Konigssee, Germany on Saturday. The University of Bath-based slider, who took a year out after winning World gold in 2015, was the only non-German to finish in the top four during a competition that was reduced to three runs due to heavy snow. “It’s very emotional, I really feel like this is the beginning and this is where the...

17.2.2017 Berchtesgaden - Konigssee, Germany. GBR 2-man bobsleigh first run Joel Fearon and pilot Bruce Tasker.

Another top-ten finish for GB Bobsleigh stars as World Championships begin

19 February 2017

University of Bath-based Bruce Tasker and Joel Fearon claimed a second successive top-ten World Championship finish as they placed ninth in the two-man bobsleigh in Konigssee, Germany. Tasker and Fearon produced another solid performance in the showpiece event of the year, 12 months after they recorded Britain’s best World Championship two-man result for 50 years with a fourth-place finish in Igls. Only four nations finished above the British number one pair in Germany, with sleds from the...

Mica McNeill and Mica Moore celebrate after being crowned as Junior World Bobsleigh Champions in January 2017

World Junior Champions set to lead GB Bobsleigh push at senior event

15 February 2017

World Junior Champions Mica McNeill and Mica Moore will get GB Bobsleigh’s World Senior Championships campaign under way in Konigssee, Germany this weekend. They will race in the women’s two-man bob competition on Friday and Saturday. GB will have two crews in the men’s event on Saturday and Sunday, with Joel Fearon pushing Bruce Tasker and debutant Sam Blanchet teaming up with Brad Hall. Tasker and Fearon will be looking to go one better than...

Mica McNeill and Mica Moore celebrate after being crowned as Junior World Bobsleigh Champions in January 2017

Mica McNeill and Mica Moore take Junior World Bobsleigh crown after golden week

29 January 2017

Mica McNeill and Mica Moore are the new Junior World Bobsleigh Champions after a stunning few days for the University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association. The talented young duo finished six-tenths of a second ahead of two home crews on the German track of Winterberg to become GB’s first Junior World Champions since Paula Walker and Rebekah Wilson in 2011 - they went on to compete at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games....

Donna Creighton at the 2016 Skeleton World Championships. PICTURE: Charlie Booker

Gold and a brace of bronze medals during fine weekend for skeleton and bobsleigh athletes

22 January 2017

Donna Creighton won the third gold of her career, there were medals for Kim Murray and Jerry Rice, and Mica McNeill equaled her best-ever World Cup result during another good weekend for athletes with the University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA). Creighton (pictured) took top spot at the latest North American Cup event in Lake Placid, a week after winning silver in Intercontinental Cup competition in Calgary. Fellow skeleton athlete Rice won bronze...

Lizzy Yarnold close to European medal during snowy World Cup in Winterberg

15 January 2017

Lizzy Yarnold narrowly missed out on a European Championships medal during a snowy World Cup weekend in Winterberg, Germany, for athletes from the University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA). Reigning Olympic skeleton champion Yarnold was fourth in the European standings and sixth overall in the latest World Cup event, which was limited to just one run down the track instead of two due to intermittent heavy snow. Team-mate Laura Deas was eighth...

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