News Archive, Category: Fencing

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...

Dominant Dimitri Coutya bags brilliant golden double at wheelchair fencing World Cup in Sao Paulo

24 May 2019

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencer Dimitri Coutya has been in dominant form to secure two gold medals in as many days at the latest IWASF World Cup in Sao Paulo. Training partner Piers Gilliver, who is a MJ Church Ambassador, is also hoping to be on the podium twice in Brazil after starting his competition with a bronze medal in the Category A sabre. Reigning World and European Champion Coutya began the week in the...

Piers Gilliver bags gold and silver as his run of Wheelchair Fencing World Cup success continues in Pisa

24 March 2019

University of Bath-based Piers Gilliver struck gold at a fourth successive IWASF Wheelchair Fencing World Cup as he and fellow Brit Dimitri Coutya brought home a medal of each colour between them from Pisa, Italy. Unlike the three previous tournaments where he won Category A Epee gold, Gilliver’s latest success came in the Sabre as the MJ Church Ambassador demonstrated his world-class ability across different disciplines. Gilliver won all the bouts in his group to...

Double Championship record and magnificent seven gold medals for University of Bath athletes at BUCS Nationals

19 February 2019

There were two new championship records for swimmer Tom Dean and 25 medals, seven of them gold, as sporting University of Bath students impressed at the 2019 BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Nationals in Sheffield. MJ Church Ambassador Dean (pictured), a 2018 European Champion who is in the first year of a Mechanical Engineering degree and supported by a Bill Whiteley Sports Scholarship, eclipsed Olympic medallist Duncan Scott’s previous mark as won 200m freestyle...

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...

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