News Archive, Category: Fencing

World Cup gold and three silvers continue run of podium success for wheelchair fencers Piers Gilliver and Dimitri Coutya

14 February 2019

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers Piers Gilliver and Dimitri Coutya continued their outstanding run of podium success on the international stage when they won four medals between them at the latest IWAS World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. The event was part of the IWAS World Games, being staged in Sharjah this week, and saw MJ Church Ambassador Gilliver secure a third successive gold medal in the men’s Category A epee by beating Gang...

New Year, New You – watch our expert video guide to health, exercise, nutrition and more for 2019

28 December 2018

With 2019 on the horizon, many people's thoughts are turning to New Year's Resolutions - one of the most popular being doing more exercise and getting active. If you have never been to a gym before, are getting back into exercise after a break or are already active but looking to step things up in the new year, our Team Bath athletes and experts have some top tips to help you on your fitness journey....

Olympic, World and Commonwealth crowns among highlights of unforgettable sporting 2018 at University of Bath

26 December 2018

One historic Olympic title defence, two World crowns, three Commonwealth gold medals and a multitude of other national and international medals added up to another outstanding year of sport at the University of Bath in 2018. The University’s unique push-start track, the only one of its kind in the UK, became the focus of national attention in February when three athletes who train on it with British Skeleton won medals for Team GB at the...

Another epic epee gold medal for wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver on the road to Toyko 2020

18 December 2018

University of Bath wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver continued his perfect start to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games qualification period when he won Category A epee gold at the latest IWASF World Cup in Kyoto, Japan. The MJ Church Ambassador followed up his success in Georgia last month by dominating the field, winning all of his contests by five points or more to cap a hugely successful 2018. World and European Champion Dimitri Coutya, who trains alongside...

Olympic and World Champions among University-based winners at 2018 Bath Sports Awards

21 November 2018

Olympic Champion Lizzy Yarnold, World Champion Vicky Holland and Paralympic silver-medallist Piers Gilliver were among the University of Bath-based athletes, coaches and clubs to enjoy success at the 2018 Bath Chronicle Sports Awards. Yarnold, who made history by successfully defending her women’s skeleton crown at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, was named as Sports Personality of the Year for a second time having also won in 2015. Her success came after British Skeleton, based...

Piers Gilliver (second from left) won epee gold at the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Tbilisi, Georgia

Golden start to Tokyo 2020 Paralympic qualification period for wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver

11 November 2018

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver began the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games qualification period in fine style as he won gold in the IWAS World Cup in Tbilisi, Georgia. The Rio 2016 silver-medallist, an ambassador for Team Bath sponsors MJ Church, was in fantastic form throughout the men’s Category A epee competition and took the overall victory with a battling 15-12 final success against World and European Champion Maxim Shaburov of Russia. Training partner...

University of Bath-based athletes dominate 2018 Bath Sports Awards shortlists after stellar year

04 October 2018

Team Bath and sportspeople who train at the University of Bath are well represented on the shortlist of finalists in the 2018 Bath Sports Awards. Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold is in contention for the Sports Personality of the Year award, a title she previously won in 2015, along with Team Bath Netball captain Eboni Beckford-Chambers and fellow England Netball team-mate Kadeen Corbin – they helped the Roses to a historic gold at the Gold Coast...

Dmitri Coutya has won debut European gold

Dimitri Coutya strikes gold as University-based wheelchair fencers win medal of each colour at European Championships

20 September 2018

GB has a new European wheelchair fencing champion in the shape of Team Bath-based Dmitri Coutya, who took his debut continental crown in Terni - a town in the southern part of the Umbrian region of Italy - on Wednesday. Having earlier won bronze in the category B foil, losing out to Italy’s Marco Cima in the semis by just a single point, Coutya lined up for the category B men’s epee. He faced Andrei...

VIDEO: Essential nutrition facts to help you train harder, recover faster and improve performance

24 August 2018

A good nutritional plan is essential to getting the most out of your training and competition.  In the latest of our series of Team Bath health and lifestyle videos, our nutritionists look at three facts you should know that can help you train harder, recover faster and improve your overall performance. We also look at the 'three Rs' of post-exercise nutrition - rehydrate, replenish and rebuild. Watch the videos below and check out the series...

Young sportspeople invited to apply for 2018-19 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme

10 August 2018

Applications are now being taken for the 2018-19 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme, with a screening day for young sportspeople looking to maximise their potential taking place in September. The successful talent development scheme is open to sportspeople aged between ten and 18 who already compete at regional level or above in their chosen sport or who show great athletic potential. They can access bespoke coaching sessions in the world-class University of Bath Sports...

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