News Archive, Category: Fencing

Experience life as a Team Bath Futures athlete by coming along to free talent development taster day during February half-term

25 January 2023

Young athletes looking to progress in their sporting journey are being invited to attend a free Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme taster day during the February 2023 half-term. Taking place at the Team Bath Sports Training Village (STV) from 9-11am on Thursday 16th February, the session is open to all aged between 10 and 18 who compete in sport or show great athletic potential. Futures athletes access bespoke weekly coaching sessions in Team Bath’s...

Double gold for Dimitri Coutya as Bath-based wheelchair fencers earn first medals of 2023 at IWAS World Cup in Washington DC

21 January 2023

Dimitri Coutya won double gold in Washington DC as wheelchair fencers who train at the University of Bath picked up where they left off in 2022 by enjoying more medal success at the first IWAS World Cup of the year. World and European Champion Coutya, coached by Peter Rome at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, secured his first gold in the Category B epee with a dominant 15-5 win over Poland’s Michal Dabrowski in...

More than 100 international medals won and new elite training centres opened during a stunning sporting 2022 at University of Bath

26 December 2022

World, European and Commonwealth champions were crowned, more than 100 international medals were won and new elite training centres were opened during another unforgettable year of sport at the University of Bath. The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games saw 37 sportspeople who train, study or studied at the University of Bath – named as the University of the Year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 – compete across nine different sports...

Golden duo help to open new Wheelchair Fencing National Training Centre and EIS Athlete Health & Performance Studio at University of Bath

09 December 2022

A new dedicated training facility for the world-leading Great Britain wheelchair fencing squad has today been officially opened at the University of Bath, along with a rehabilitation studio for athletes from other Olympic and Paralympic sports. World Champions and Tokyo 2020 medallists Dimitri Coutya and Piers Gilliver, fresh from winning four gold medals apiece at the 2022 European Championships, treated guests from the University, the English Institute of Sport (EIS), British Fencing, UK Sport and...

GB wheelchair fencers bring super six continental crowns back to University of Bath training base from IWASF European Championships

05 December 2022

It was another week to remember for the GB wheelchair fencing team that trains at the University of Bath as they won a super six titles at the 2022 IWASF European Championships in Warsaw, Poland. Dimitri Coutya and Piers Gilliver secured two individual crowns apiece before joining forces with Oliver Lam-Watson and Joshua Waddell to win men’s team gold in the epee and foil competitions. [caption id="attachment_68216" align="alignright" width="216"] Piers Gilliver won gold in both...

Golden hat-trick among medal haul for University of Bath-based GB wheelchair fencers at IWASF World Cup in Hungary

20 November 2022

GB wheelchair fencers who train at the University of Bath warmed up for next week’s European Championships by winning five medals, three of them gold, at the IWAS Fencing World Cup in Eger, Hungary. Paralympic champion Piers Gilliver added two more titles to his growing collection by winning the Category A epee and sabre events. He beat training partner and fellow Tokyo 2020 medallist Oliver Lam-Watson 15-8 in the last 16 on his way to...

Experience life as a Team Bath Futures athlete by coming along to free talent development taster day during October half-term

07 October 2022

Young athletes looking to progress in their sporting journey are being invited to attend a free Team Bath Futures Athlete Development taster day during October half-term. The event, taking place on Wednesday 26th October, is open to all sportspeople and athletes aged between 10 and 18 who compete in sport or show great athletic potential. Team Bath Futures athletes have access to bespoke coaching sessions at Team Bath’s world-class Sports Training Village facilities, designed to...

Four golds and a silver as Bath-based GB wheelchair fencers enjoy more medal success at IWASF World Cup in Pisa

25 September 2022

Wheelchair fencers based at the University of Bath won four gold medals and a silver during another hugely-impressive weekend at the IWASF Leaning Tower World Cup in Pisa, Italy. Dimitri Coutya topped the podium in every event he contested, dominating both the Category B epee and foil competitions before joining forces with training partners Piers Gilliver, Oliver Lam-Watson and Joshua Waddell to win the men’s team foil title. Paralympic Champion Gilliver also claimed gold in...

Young sportspeople invited to apply for 2022-23 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme – register by 15th August

05 August 2022

Young athletes looking to maximise their potential and progress in their sporting journey are being invited to apply for the 2022-23 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme. It is open to sportspeople aged between 10 and 18 who compete at county/regional level or above in their chosen sport or those who show great athletic potential. They can access bespoke coaching sessions at Team Bath’s world-class Sports Training Village facilities, designed to maximise gains and reduce the...

Four golds among another big medal haul for University of Bath-based wheelchair fencing stars at Warsaw World Cup

11 July 2022

There were eight medals, four of them gold, at the latest IWAS World Cup in Warsaw, Poland, for the Great Britain wheelchair fencing team that train at the University of Bath. World Champion Dimitri Coutya led the way with a golden hat-trick as he enjoyed individual success in both the Category B epee and foil before joining forces with Piers Gilliver, Oliver Lam-Watson and Joshua Waddell to claim the men’s foil team title with a...

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