News Archive, Category: Fencing

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...

University of Bath-based athletes dominate 2018 Bath Sports Awards shortlists after stellar year

04 October 2018

Team Bath and sportspeople who train at the University of Bath are well represented on the shortlist of finalists in the 2018 Bath Sports Awards. Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold is in contention for the Sports Personality of the Year award, a title she previously won in 2015, along with Team Bath Netball captain Eboni Beckford-Chambers and fellow England Netball team-mate Kadeen Corbin – they helped the Roses to a historic gold at the Gold Coast...

Dmitri Coutya has won debut European gold

Dimitri Coutya strikes gold as University-based wheelchair fencers win medal of each colour at European Championships

20 September 2018

GB has a new European wheelchair fencing champion in the shape of Team Bath-based Dmitri Coutya, who took his debut continental crown in Terni - a town in the southern part of the Umbrian region of Italy - on Wednesday. Having earlier won bronze in the category B foil, losing out to Italy’s Marco Cima in the semis by just a single point, Coutya lined up for the category B men’s epee. He faced Andrei...

VIDEO: Essential nutrition facts to help you train harder, recover faster and improve performance

24 August 2018

A good nutritional plan is essential to getting the most out of your training and competition.  In the latest of our series of Team Bath health and lifestyle videos, our nutritionists look at three facts you should know that can help you train harder, recover faster and improve your overall performance. We also look at the 'three Rs' of post-exercise nutrition - rehydrate, replenish and rebuild. Watch the videos below and check out the series...

Young sportspeople invited to apply for 2018-19 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme

10 August 2018

Applications are now being taken for the 2018-19 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme, with a screening day for young sportspeople looking to maximise their potential taking place in September. The successful talent development scheme is open to sportspeople aged between ten and 18 who already compete at regional level or above in their chosen sport or who show great athletic potential. They can access bespoke coaching sessions in the world-class University of Bath Sports...

Golden hat-trick for wheelchair fencers Piers Gilliver and Dmitri Coutya at Netherlands World Cup

Three golds and a bronze as wheelchair fencers Dimitri Coutya and Piers Gilliver bring it home at World Cup

07 July 2018

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers Dimitri Coutya and Piers Gilliver both struck gold once again as they continued their excellent IWAS World Cup form in Warsaw, Poland. Coutya, the reigning World Champion in Category B epee and foil, completed a golden double for the second successive World Cup as he claimed two more titles to cement his status as World number one. He beat two French fencers in his respective finals, overcoming Maxime Valet 15-12...

Kadeen Corbin at the 2018 Wesport Summer School Games

Hundreds of sporty youngsters from across West of England head to STV for 2018 Summer School Games

04 July 2018

Around 1,500 youngsters from across the West of England headed to the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Wednesday to take part in the 2018 Wesport Summer School Games. The annual event saw pupils from 85 schools – 55 primary and 30 secondary – compete in ten different sports including athletics, inclusive cricket, gymnastics, golf and mini tennis to be crowned as county champions. They also got to try their hand at circus skills...

Family Fun Day is hailed as best yet as thousands enjoy free sport and activities at University STV

16 June 2018

More than 2,000 people of all ages took the chance to enjoy a wide range of sports and activities as the "best Team Bath Family Fun Day yet" took place on Saturday. Free have-a-go sessions in badminton, beach volleyball, boccia, fencing, laser shooting, tennis, trampolining and more proved hugely popular, as did displays from Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club in the sports hall and Team Bath Synchro Club in the London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool....

Sports Personality of the Year Anna Hopkin receiving her award from Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell at the 2018 Blues Awards

Anna Hopkin win Sports Personality prize as 2018 Blues Awards celebrate both student sport and Winter Olympics

27 April 2018

Swimmer Anna Hopkin has capped an excellent few months of competition by being voted by her fellow students as the University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year at the 2018 Blues Awards – the annual celebration of student sport. The Sports & Exercise Science student and MJ Church Ambassador, also supported by a Thompson Education Trust Scholarship, received the accolade after representing her country at both the 2017 World University Games in Taipei and...

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