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PyeongChang 2018: University of Bath student Dom Parsons firmly in medal mix after day one of men’s skeleton

15 February 2018

University of Bath student Dom Parsons is firmly in contention to win Team GB’s first medal of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games after an excellent first day of competition in the men's skeleton. Parsons, who combines his sport with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, lies just three-hundredths of a second outside the medal places after setting a rapid combined time of 1:41.26 from his two runs on Thursday. Fellow Brit Jerry Rice, who also...

Will Flinn on the charge for the University of Bath men's 1st XV in the 24-22 BUCS Super Rugby win over Hartpury College

Title-chasing Exeter pushed all the way by men’s 1st XV in televised BUCS Super Rugby derby battle

15 February 2018

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV pushed title-chasing Exeter University all the way in a televised thriller before being edged out 36-28 in the penultimate BUCS Super Rugby game of the season. Exeter had won comfortably when the teams met at the Sports Training Village but Bath, sponsored by IKON Construction and supported by Investigo, showed how far they have come since then during an action-packed battle at Exeter Chiefs’ Sandy Park. The hosts...

Lloyd Wallace celebrates after finishing seventh at the Aerial Skiing World Cup in Deer Valley, February 2016

PyeongChang 2018: Aerial skier Lloyd Wallace soars from injury low to a Winter Olympics high

14 February 2018

Regardless of where he places at PyeongChang 2018 this weekend, aerial skier Lloyd Wallace believes he has already enjoyed one of the biggest wins of his career just by appearing at the Winter Olympic Games. It is only six months since the University of Bath graduate was placed in an induced coma after suffering a severe head injury while training in Switzerland. Now, after a remarkable and rapid recovery, he is ready to compete on...

Team Bath on the TV as men’s 1st XV head to Exeter for BUCS Super Rugby West Country derby

14 February 2018

There will be live television coverage when the University of Bath men’s 1st XV visit West Country rivals Exeter University tonight (Wednesday) for their penultimate BUCS Super Rugby league match of the season. The eagerly-anticipated derby at Sandy Park, which kicks off at 7.45pm, will be shown live by Free Sports TV which can be found on Freeview channel 95, Sky channel 424, Freesat channel 252, TalkTalk TV channel 95 and BT channel 95. Exeter...

PyeongChang 2018: How Winter Olympic dreams are given a push-start at the University of Bath

13 February 2018

When Team GB’s skeleton athletes take to the track this week at PyeongChang 2018, they will be looking to continue a proud tradition of Winter Olympic Games medals. Since the UK’s only outdoor push-start track for bobsleigh and skeleton training was officially opened at the University of Bath in 2002, athletes using the facility have gone on to claim podium places at each of the four Games. Alex Coomber won women’s skeleton bronze at Salt...

Jackie Narracott will represent Australia in skeleton at the PyeongChang2018 Winter Olympic Games

PyeongChang 2018: Training group of champions helps slider Jackie Narracott complete her journey from Brisbane to Bath to Winter Olympics

13 February 2018

Her training group includes Paralympic, World and Commonwealth champions, while her uncle competed at both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. Now University of Bath-based skeleton athlete Jackie Narracott is ready to make her own mark on the global multi-sport stage when she takes to the ice for her native Australia at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Narracott, from Brisbane, has been a regular competitor on the ISBF World Cup circuit during this Olympiad...

Laura Deas, Dom Parsons, Jerry Rice and Lizzy Yarnold at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games

PyeongChang 2018: Fast times provide encouraging start to official practice for skeleton athletes

12 February 2018

It has been an encouraging start to official practice for University of Bath-based skeleton athletes at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Laura Deas recorded the second-fastest time on the first run, then went quickest on the next with just nine-hundredths of a second separating her two times. Defending champion Lizzy Yarnold was third and fourth fastest on her two outings, while Jackie Narracott – representing Australia – was tenth and 16th respectively. University of...

Fencing action from the Pentathlon GB National Ranking Competition at the University of Bath in February 2018

Double delight for Samantha Murray and Jamie Cooke as University of Bath hosts second Pentathlon GB ranking comp

11 February 2018

Olympians Samantha Murray and Jamie Cooke made it two wins from two when the University of Bath Sports Training Village hosted the second Pentathlon GB National Ranking Competition of 2018 over the weekend. London 2012 silver-medallist and former World Champion Murray led the women’s competition from start to finish, taking top spot ahead of up-and-coming young athletes Kerenza Bryson and Zoe Davison. Cooke had dominated the first men’s National Ranking Competition last month but was...

Anna Smith (right) with Fed Cup team-mates (from left) Johanna Konta, Katie Boulter, Heather Watson and captain Anne Keothavong, February 2018

Perfect week for Anna Smith and team-mates as GB make progress in Fed Cup

10 February 2018

Team Bath Tennis player Anna Smith helped Great Britain enjoy a perfect week of Fed Cup competition and secure their place in the World Group II play-off. Smith and team-mates Johanna Konta, Katie Boulter and Heather Watson, pictured with captain Anne Keothavong, won all of their rubbers as they swept through their Euro/Africa Zone Group I ties in Estonia to maintain their chances of returning to the elite level of the women’s team competition. Doubles...

PyeongChang 2018: Who to watch and when at the Winter Olympic Games

09 February 2018

The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games officially begin in South Korea this morning – and there will be plenty of University of Bath interest over the next 16 days. Sixteen athletes who train at the University’s £30million Sports Training Village will be in action, including 14 from the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA). Among them are reigning Olympic women’s skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold and bobsleigh brakeman Joel Fearon, who is in line to receive...

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