News Archive, Category: Fencing

A graphic promoting the Discover Your Paralympic Potential event taking place at the University of Bath on Saturday 6th April 2024 for people with a physical impairment.

Discover Your Paralympic Potential and find your sport during ParalympicsGB event at the University of Bath

19 February 2024

Aspiring Paralympians will have chance to try out a range of sports during a ‘Discover Your Paralympic Potential’ day taking place at the University of Bath this April. Hosted by ParalympicsGB, the event on Saturday 6th April is open to anyone aged 10 and over with a physical impairment who dreams of competing at a Paralympic Games and unlocking the opportunities that sport provides. The Paralympic Potential programme offers people the chance to find out...

Culture, Media and Sport Secretary visits Olympic and Paralympic Champions at University of Bath ahead of Paris 2024 milestone

26 January 2024

Lucy Frazer MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, met several Olympic and Paralympic Champions at their University of Bath training base on Thursday where they are preparing for Paris 2024, now just six months away. She was accompanied on the tour of the Team Bath Sports Training Village (STV) by Dame Katherine Grainger, Chair of UK Sport, and spoke to a number of athletes and coaches including double Tokyo 2020 swimming gold-medallist...

Dimitri Coutya and Piers Gilliver won three gold medals between them at the Cardiff 2024 Wheelchair Fencing World Cup. PICTURE CREDIT: British Fencing

Plenty of home cheer at Cardiff World Cup as British wheelchair fencing squad make golden start to Paris 2024 Paralympic year

15 January 2024

Dimitri Coutya won double gold and Piers Gilliver was also victorious as the University of Bath-based British wheelchair fencing squad bagged a fantastic five medals when Cardiff hosted the first World Cup of the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games year. Coutya gave the home crowd plenty to shout about when he claimed both the Category B epee and foil titles plus foil team silver with training partners Oliver Lam-Watson, Joshua Waddell and Gilliver, who won Category...

A composite graphic featuring University of Bath-based athletes (clockwise from top left) Piers Gilliver, Joe Choong, Matt Weston, Suzanna Hext, the Bath women's 1sts tennis team, four-man bobsleigh, James Guy and Tom Dean, and Suzanna Hext who have all enjoyed success during 2023

Six World Champions crowned, hundreds of athletes hosted and student success – another stellar year of sport at University of Bath

20 December 2023

With the dawn of a new Olympic and Paralympic year upon us, University of Bath-based sportspeople will be looking to build on the outstanding global success they enjoyed during a memorable 2023. Six athletes were crowned as World Champions – Joe Choong (modern pentathlon); Matt Weston (skeleton); Tom Dean, James Guy and Suzanna Hext (swimming); and Piers Gilliver (wheelchair fencing) – while others secured historic podium placings and continental crowns. In total a stunning 74...

Piers Gilliver fencing at the 2023 Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Thailand as team-mate Dimitri Coutya watches on. CREDIT: 2023 World Abilitysport Games

Dimitri Coutya’s fantastic foil victory helps Bath-based wheelchair fencers end year with impressive medal haul at Thailand World Cup

08 December 2023

The University of Bath-based British wheelchair fencing team won one gold, one silver and three bronze medals at the last World Cup of the year in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand – contested as part of the 2023 World Abilitysport Games. Dimitri Coutya got the week off to an outstanding start, his dominance in the Category B foil competition underlined by a 15-3 victory over France’s Maxime Valet in the final. He only conceded eight hits in...

University of Bath awarded UK Sport-accredited Elite Training Centre status for helping Olympic and Paralympic athletes achieve potential

13 November 2023

The University of Bath has today been recognised by UK Sport for its contribution to the preparation of elite Olympic and Paralympic athletes. It is one of the first of just eight institutions nationwide to be awarded the status of “UK Sport-accredited Elite Training Centre”, a title that celebrates its role in helping Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes achieve their full performance potential. Dr Kate Baker, Director of Performance at UK Sport, said: “Our Elite...

Piers Gilliver defends Wheelchair Fencing World Championships title as he and Dimitri Coutya bag four more global medals in Italy

08 October 2023

Piers Gilliver successfully defended his Wheelchair Fencing World Championships epee title as he and Dimitri Coutya brought home four medals from Italy between them to their University of Bath training base. Paralympic champion Gilliver battled through nail-biting quarter- and semi-finals against China’s Jianquan Tian and Gang Sun respectively, winning both 15-14, before dominating the Category A epee final in Terni by beating home favourite Emanuele Lambertini 15-4. Gilliver, based at the Wheelchair Fencing National Training...

Piers Gilliver marks return to action with double gold as University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers impress at Warsaw World Cup

10 July 2023

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver made a successful return to competition after injury by winning double gold at the IWAS World Cup in Warsaw, Poland. Paralympic, World and European Champion Gilliver hasn’t competed internationally since December but was quickly back to his best as he dominated the Category A epee, sealing the title with a 15-5 victory over China’s Saichun Zhong. He followed that up with a second gold in the Category A...

We’re part of the team, are you? University of Bath ready to support UKAD’s Clean Sport Week 2023

17 May 2023

The University of Bath is proud to reaffirm its commitment to clean sport by backing UK Anti-Doping’s (UKAD’s) 2023 Clean Sport Week campaign, taking place from 22nd to 26th May. Clean Sport Week is UKAD’s national awareness week championing clean sport, education and anti-doping initiatives with sports across the UK, and this year’s theme is “Teamwork in Clean Sport”. Athletes are central to the team, responsible for making sure they compete clean – it's their...

Netball player and chair Emma Payne voted University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year at 2023 Blues Awards

27 April 2023

Netballer Emma Payne has been voted by their fellow student-athletes as the University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year in the 2023 Blues Awards. The Sport and Exercise Science student was recognised for her contribution to the University’s netball club over the past four years, which has seen her serve as Chair this year alongside helping the 1st team reach the BUCS National Championships final. She also plays for Team Bath Netball U21s in the NPL division and has...

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