News Archive, Category: Fencing

Wheelchair fencers Dimitri Coutya and Piers Gilliver add to trophy collections with more awards on national and international stage

08 November 2020

Wheelchair fencing World Champions Dimitri Coutya and Piers Gilliver, who both train at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, have once again been rewarded on the national and international stage for their outstanding performances. The duo have been named on the International Wheelchair & Amputee Sport Federation (IWAS) Wheelchair Fencing list of 2019 ‘Best Athletes’, recognising the fencers who have achieved the most points in their individual discipline and category during the calendar year. Gilliver...

University of Bath-based GB wheelchair fencing coach Peter Rome shortlisted for UK Coaching Awards 2020

27 October 2020

Peter Rome, who has guided members of the University of Bath-based GB wheelchair fencing squad to World titles and Paralympic medals, has been named among the finalists for the prestigious UK Coaching Awards 2020. Rome, lead coach on the EiS World-Class Wheelchair Fencing Programme since 2016, is shortlisted for the High Performance Coach of the Year award alongside canoeing coach Craig Morris and para-athletics coach Ryan Jones. Under Rome's guidance, the two wheelchair fencers on...

Wheelchair fencing world champ Piers Gilliver happy to be back in training at Team Bath with one year to rescheduled Tokyo Paralympic Games

24 August 2020

With one year to go until the rescheduled Tokyo Paralympic Games, wheelchair fencing medal contender Piers Gilliver says he has put the disappointment of the delay behind him and has been able to “reset psychologically”. The Rio 2016 silver-medallist and his team-mates on the EiS World-Class Wheelchair Fencing Programme are back in training at the Team Bath Sports Training Village as they start to rebuild towards the Tokyo Games, which had been due to start...

VIDEO: Go behind the scenes of EIS wheelchair fencing ‘medal factory’ at the University of Bath with six months to Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

25 February 2020

With exactly six months to go until the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games get under way, we have been behind the scenes with the GB wheelchair fencing medal hopefuls at their University of Bath training base to learn more about their successful programme. Rio 2016 silver-medallist Piers Gilliver and fellow World Champion Dimitri Coutya have dominated the international wheelchair fencing scene during the past four years, winning multiple global titles and dozens of medals on the...

Nine golds among big medal haul as University of Bath student-athletes impress once again at BUCS Nationals

18 February 2020

There were 26 medals won across five different sports, nine of them gold, as 135 University of Bath student-athletes proudly wore the Blue & Gold during three excellent days of competition at the 2020 BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Nationals in Sheffield. Swimmer Luke Turley and judoka George Kroussaniotakis and Lewis Widdicombe all claimed two titles apiece, and karate’s Sophie Atkinson, a silver medallist in last year’s women’s novice kata, went one better this...

Another gold for Piers Gilliver as University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers finish World Cup with three medals

15 February 2020

Piers Gilliver topped the Category A Epee podium for a ninth time in 13 international competitions as the University of Bath-based wheelchair fencer claimed his second medal at the IWAS World Cup in Eger, Hungary. After winning bronze in the sabre on Thursday, reigning World Champion Gilliver once again dominated the epee competition and conceded just 21 hits during the knockout phases on his way to another gold. After beating Poland’s Norbert Calka 15-5, Gilliver...

University of Bath student-athletes heading to Sheffield to compete across seven sports at 2020 BUCS Nationals

14 February 2020

The 2020 BUCS Nationals takes place in Sheffield this weekend with 135 student-athletes from University of Bath set to take part. They will be joined by a number of coaches, physios and sports staff as they represent the Blue & Gold across seven different sports - athletics, badminton, climbing, fencing, judo, karate and swimming. Around 6,000 students in total from across the UK will be competing over the weekend with the aim to be crowned...

Golden start to Tokyo 2020 Paralympic year for wheelchair fencer Dimitri Coutya as Piers Gilliver joins him on podium at Eger World Cup

13 February 2020

University of Bath-based Dimitri Coutya began the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic year in style with victory on the opening day of the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Eger, Hungary. It was a fourth successive World Cup gold medal in the Category B Foil for Coutya, who defeated Poland’s Jacek Gaworski 15-11 in Thursday’s final after being in dominant form throughout the competition. The world number one defeated Japan’s Michinobo Fujita 15-8 and Russians Timur Khamatshin...

Potential Tokyo 2020 Olympians and Paralympians learn about Japanese culture as EIS team up with University of Bath Skills Centre

13 February 2020

The English Institute of Sport (EIS) has teamed up with the University of Bath to provide education sessions on Japanese culture to athletes and support staff as part of a preparation program towards Tokyo 2020. The University of Bath’s highly-respected Skills Centre (Foreign Languages) has been delivering introductory classes on Japanese culture on subjects such as getting around, currency and basic words and practical phrases to athletes and support staff from several sports which are...

VIDEO: Six months to Tokyo 2020 and a host of aspiring Olympians are hard at work at University of Bath Sports Training Village

24 January 2020

There are exactly six months to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games get under way and aspiring Olympians across a wide range of sports have been hard at work during a typically busy training day at the University of Bath. The Olympic-sized London 2012 Legacy Pool at the Sports Training Village has been a real hub of activity, with the British Swimming National Centre squad – featuring Rio 2016 silver-medallist James Guy and fellow...

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