News Archive, Category: Fencing

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...

Justin Tomlinson MP with Piers Gilliver, Rob Bruniges of Bath Sword Club and Professor Ian White

Minister for Disabled People meets Paralympic Champion and community club representatives during visit to University of Bath

03 September 2021

Justin Tomlinson MP, Minister of State for Disabled People, visited the University of Bath this week to see the facilities used by both Tokyo 2020 Paralympians and community clubs as part of a campaign to encourage more sports clubs to offer opportunities to disabled people. Wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver – who was back at his Team Bath Sports Training Village training base for the first time since winning gold, silver and bronze in Tokyo –...

VIDEO: Paralympic Champion Piers Gilliver returns to University of Bath with gold, silver and bronze from Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

02 September 2021

Just 36 hours after flying home from the Paralympic Games, wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver was back at his University of Bath training base with the gold, silver and bronze medals he won during an unforgettable week at Tokyo 2020. We spoke to Gilliver, who has been part of the EIS World-Class Wheelchair Fencing squad based at the Team Bath Sports Training Village since 2015, about his individual success in the Category A epee and his...

Tokyo 2020: Superb silver in team foil means University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers are bringing home nine medals between them from Paralympic Games

29 August 2021

The ParalympicsGB wheelchair fencers who train at the University of Bath capped an excellent week of competition at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games by winning a superb silver in the men’s team foil. Today’s result means that Dimitri Coutya, Piers Gilliver and Oliver Lam-Watson, who are coached by Peter Rome, will be bringing home a magnificent nine medals between them from six events. Their brilliant form in the team foil event was inspired by an...

Tokyo 2020: Bath fencers bag team epee bronze at Paralympic Games to add to individual successes

27 August 2021

There were more medals for University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games today as Dimitri Coutya, Piers Gilliver and Oliver Lam-Watson won bronze in the men’s team epee competition. Victory over the Ukraine sealed the medal with all three fencers recording wins against their opponents in a rapid-fire win. Earlier the trio reached the semis via three convincing wins against France (45-29), Ukraine 45-28 and Poland 45-30. In the semi-final they...

Tokyo 2020: Piers Gilliver strikes gold and Dimitri Coutya takes bronze as University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers claim epee medals

26 August 2021

Wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver was crowned as Paralympic Champion and training partner Dimitri Coutya won bronze as the duo claimed the first medals of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games for University of Bath-based sportspeople. Gilliver bounced back from his early exit in Wednesday’s sabre competition to totally dominate the Category A epee event, winning all of his preliminary pool bouts and conceding just eight hits in the quarter- and semi-finals. [caption id="attachment_65862" align="alignright" width="292"] Piers...

Tokyo 2020: Swimmer Suzanna Hext narrowly misses out on medal as wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver vows to bounce back from day one setback

25 August 2021

Swimmer Suzanna Hext narrowly missed out on a medal on the opening day of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games as she finished fourth in the S5 200m freestyle. Hext, who does her strength and conditioning work at the Team Bath Sports Training Village with English Institute of Sport (EIS) coach Michael Peacock, was in medal contention throughout Wednesday's final before Italy's Monica Boggioni came through in the closing stages to take bronze behind China's Li...

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