News Archive, Category: Fencing

Double gold for Dimitri Coutya as Bath-based wheelchair fencers earn first medals of 2023 at IWAS World Cup in Washington DC

21 January 2023

Dimitri Coutya won double gold in Washington DC as wheelchair fencers who train at the University of Bath picked up where they left off in 2022 by enjoying more medal success at the first IWAS World Cup of the year. World and European Champion Coutya, coached by Peter Rome at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, secured his first gold in the Category B epee with a dominant 15-5 win over Poland’s Michal Dabrowski in...

More than 100 international medals won and new elite training centres opened during a stunning sporting 2022 at University of Bath

26 December 2022

World, European and Commonwealth champions were crowned, more than 100 international medals were won and new elite training centres were opened during another unforgettable year of sport at the University of Bath. The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games saw 37 sportspeople who train, study or studied at the University of Bath – named as the University of the Year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 – compete across nine different sports...

Golden duo help to open new Wheelchair Fencing National Training Centre and EIS Athlete Health & Performance Studio at University of Bath

09 December 2022

A new dedicated training facility for the world-leading Great Britain wheelchair fencing squad has today been officially opened at the University of Bath, along with a rehabilitation studio for athletes from other Olympic and Paralympic sports. World Champions and Tokyo 2020 medallists Dimitri Coutya and Piers Gilliver, fresh from winning four gold medals apiece at the 2022 European Championships, treated guests from the University, the English Institute of Sport (EIS), British Fencing, UK Sport and...

GB wheelchair fencers bring super six continental crowns back to University of Bath training base from IWASF European Championships

05 December 2022

It was another week to remember for the GB wheelchair fencing team that trains at the University of Bath as they won a super six titles at the 2022 IWASF European Championships in Warsaw, Poland. Dimitri Coutya and Piers Gilliver secured two individual crowns apiece before joining forces with Oliver Lam-Watson and Joshua Waddell to win men’s team gold in the epee and foil competitions. [caption id="attachment_68216" align="alignright" width="216"] Piers Gilliver won gold in both...

Golden hat-trick among medal haul for University of Bath-based GB wheelchair fencers at IWASF World Cup in Hungary

20 November 2022

GB wheelchair fencers who train at the University of Bath warmed up for next week’s European Championships by winning five medals, three of them gold, at the IWAS Fencing World Cup in Eger, Hungary. Paralympic champion Piers Gilliver added two more titles to his growing collection by winning the Category A epee and sabre events. He beat training partner and fellow Tokyo 2020 medallist Oliver Lam-Watson 15-8 in the last 16 on his way to...

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...

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...

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