News Archive, Category: Fencing

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...

Team Bath announce major new three-year partnership with Bath Building Society, supporting sport at all levels

30 May 2022

Team Bath, the sports department for the University of Bath, is delighted to announce a new three-year partnership with Bath Building Society. The link-up between two of the city’s most recognised brands, both within the local community and nationally, will see Bath Building Society support sport and fitness at all levels within Team Bath – student, recreational and high-performance. It will also provide additional backing to the Team Bath Netball Superleague team, the University of...

Golden clean sweep for Piers Gilliver as Bath-based GB wheelchair fencers claim huge medal haul at IWASF World Cup in Thailand

23 May 2022

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers were in outstanding form at the IWASF World Cup in Thailand as they secured a huge haul of medals, including a golden clean sweep for Paralympic Champion Piers Gilliver. He started a magnificent week by claiming his first-ever World Cup title in the Category A men’s foil, a discipline in which he is ranked 61st in the world, before emulating his Tokyo 2020 success by winning epee gold the following...

University of Bath fencers fight back from early deficit to be crowned as Women’s National Trophy champions on BUCS Big Wednesday

26 March 2022

The women’s fencing first team at the University of Bath are celebrating after winning the National Trophy Final at BUCS Big Wednesday in Nottingham. The team of captain Olivia Wray (Politics and International Relations), Alice Moffat (MSc Drug Discovery), Catherine Bishop (Pharmacy), Catriona Gilmour (Mechanical Engineering), Gaia Guido (International Management), Katie Little (Chemical Engineering PhD) and GB international Louise Sadler (Modern Languages), who is supported by a Trendell Sporting Scholarship, have been in great form throughout...

University of Bath student-athletes bring home 17 medals across four sports from first BUCS Nationals competition for two years

22 February 2022

University of Bath student-athletes won a host of medals in athletics, badminton, fencing and swimming when they headed to Sheffield over the weekend for the first BUCS Nationals competition to be staged for two years. There was a medal of each colour for the University’s badminton players, coached by Peter Bush, with Molly Chapman and Santander Sporting Scholar Will Jones (both Sports Performance) taking the mixed doubles title. Jones also claimed men’s doubles silver with...

University of Bath-based sportspeople awarded New Year Honours after winning gold at Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

01 January 2022

A host of Olympic and Paralympic champions who train at the University of Bath have been awarded MBEs in the 2022 New Year Honours. Swimmers Freya Anderson, Tom Dean, James Guy, Calum Jarvis and Matt Richards, pentathletes Joe Choong and Kate French, and wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver are among the British sportspeople recognised for their outstanding gold-medal achievements at Tokyo 2020 last summer. Dean, supported by a Bill Whiteley Sporting Scholarship, produced an incredible performance...

Most successful year yet for University of Bath sportspeople as gold rush and trophy triumphs provided plenty to lift the spirits during 2021

26 December 2021

An incredible 19 medals at the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, 10 of them gold, is the headline stat from an outstanding year of sport at the University of Bath but there was plenty more to celebrate during an unforgettable 2021. From students winning the Premiership Rugby title at Twickenham and conquering the rowing world from their kitchen to Team Bath Netball lifting their first trophy for eight years and tennis players serving up a...

Tokyo Olympian among high-performing student-athletes to be awarded University of Bath Sporting Scholarships for 2021-22

07 December 2021

Tokyo 2020 Olympian Kate Shortman is among an exciting new intake of University of Bath sporting scholars for the 2021-22 academic year. Shortman, who represented Team GB in the women’s duet event this summer, is joined among the scholars by fellow artistic swimmer Daniella Lloyd. Swimmer Cam Brooker, rower Phoebe Hayden, cricketer Gemma Lane, fencer Louise Sadler, judoka Josh Shipp and sprinter Aleeya Sibbons are the other high-performing student-athletes who have received a cash award...

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