News Archive, Category: Fencing

Golden hat-trick at Amsterdam World Cup is fitting way to end stellar year for wheelchair fencers Dimitri Coutya and Piers Gilliver

17 November 2019

University of Bath-based Wheelchair Fencing World Champions Dimitri Coutya and Piers Gilliver finished 2019 on a suitably high note as they won three more gold medals between them at the IWASF World Cup in Amsterdam. The results mean the remarkably-consistent duo have won medals in 19 of the 20 events they have contested at five World Cups this year – nine gold, five silver and five bronze - as well as two gold, one silver...

Men’s epee team medal helps wheelchair fencers finish with a flourish at World Championships

23 September 2019

Piers Gilliver and Dimitri Coutya both won their third medals of the 2019 Wheelchair Fencing World Championships in South Korea as part of a British quartet that bagged a brilliant bronze in the men’s epee team competition. Matthew Campbell-Hill and Oliver Lam-Watson joined them on the podium as GB finished the Cheongju championships on a high by beating Italy 45-33 in the third-placed play-off. Both Gilliver and Coutya (pictured) had already won individual epee gold medals,...

Delighted Dimitri Coutya retains Wheelchair Fencing World Championships title as Piers Gilliver adds to medal haul

18 September 2019

Dimitri Coutya successfully defended his Category B epee title on another medal-laden day for University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers at the IWAS World Championships in South Korea. Piers Gilliver also followed up his gold medal on the opening day by winning bronze in the Category A sabre for a second successive worlds. Coutya narrowly missed out on his retaining his foil crown on Tuesday, having to settle for silver on this occasion, but there was...

First global gold is perfect birthday present as Piers Gilliver wins wheelchair fencing World Championships title in South Korea

17 September 2019

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver saw his wait for a major global gold medal come to an end on his 25th birthday at the IWAS World Championships in South Korea. After winning silver at the 2015 and 2017 editions, as well as the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Gilliver deservedly came out on top this time after a dominant display in the Category A epee competition. Training partner Dimitri Coutya also reached the Category...

Young fencers, kayakers, judoka, synchro swimmers and racers among new intake to Team Bath Futures programme

14 September 2019

Thirteen talented young sportspeople were welcomed as new members of the Team Bath Futures Athlete Development Programme when they attended a successful induction day at the Sports Training Village. The new contingent compete in sports as diverse as kayaking, fencing, judo, synchronised swimming and racing. The Futures Athlete Development Programme is open to sportspeople aged between 11 and 18 who already compete at regional level or above in their chosen sport or who show great...

Wheelchair fencers Dimitri Coutya and Piers Gilliver ready to take on the world in Cheongju championships

11 September 2019

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers Piers Gilliver and Dimitri Coutya will be looking to cap stellar seasons – and lay down a marker for Tokyo 2020 – when they represent Great Britain at the IWAS World Championships in South Korea next week. The duo are ranked as the world’s number one epee fencers in Category A and B respectively after winning a host of gold medals on the World Cup circuit. Coutya made history two...

Dmitry, pictured with his Paralympic medal, won bronze at the Euros today

One year to go – wheelchair fencers Dimitri Coutya and Piers Gilliver look ahead to Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

25 August 2019

With exactly one year to go until the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games begin, Team Bath TV caught up with University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers Piers Gilliver and Dimitri Coutya to see how their preparations are going. Both are on course to qualify for their second Paralympic Games after winning a host of gold medals on the international stage during the past two seasons, ranking them as the world’s number one epee fencers in Category A...

Another World Cup title for Dimitri Coutya as University-based wheelchair fencers win four more medals in Warsaw

15 July 2019

University of Bath-based Dimitri Coutya and Piers Gilliver added four more medals to their combined IWASF Wheelchair Fencing World Cup tally when they competed at the latest international event in Warsaw, Poland. Reigning World Champion Coutya secured another gold in the Category B foil, beating China’s Daoliang Hu 15-10 in the final, and was only denied the epee title after a narrow 15-14 defeat to Iraq’s Ammar Ali. Gilliver had won at least one gold...

Megan Fletcher with the Team Bath Futures Athlete Development Programme

Judo champ Megan Fletcher helps to inspire next generation on Futures Athlete Development Programme

02 July 2019

An inspirational talk from a Commonwealth champion and success on the national and international stage has added up to an exciting few weeks for young sportspeople on the Team Bath Futures Athlete Development Programme. Team Bath Judo’s Megan Fletcher, who won gold at Glasgow 2014, took time out from competing around the world as she seeks Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification to speak to the current Futures cohort – all aged between ten and 18 –...

Three sports, three continents, nine medals as University of Bath-based sportspeople enjoy weekend to remember

28 May 2019

It was a brilliant Bank Holiday Weekend for sportspeople based at the University of Bath as they won nine medals, five of them gold, on three continents across three different sports – modern pentathlon, wheelchair fencing and judo. Pentathlon GB athletes continued their fantastic start to a 2019 that includes this summer’s European Championships in Bath (click here to buy tickets) by securing four podium places at the fourth World Cup of the season in...

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