News Archive, Category: Olympic & Paralympic

Double Olympian Gemma Howell back at Team Bath to provide masterclass for young England Talent Development Centre judoka

22 October 2021

Double Olympian Gemma Howell returned to her former University of Bath training base this week to run a masterclass for talented young judoka from across the South West of England. Howell, who represented Team GB at both London 2012 and Tokyo 2020, went back to the dojo at the Team Bath Sports Training Village on Tuesday to lead an inspirational session for judoka accessing the England Talent Development Centre hub hosted by Team Bath Judo....

2GC1WB3 Great Britain's Kate French after winning a gold medal in the Modern Pentathlon, Women's Individual - Laser Run at Tokyo Stadium on the fourteenth day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Picture date: Friday August 6, 2021.

Modern pentathlon Olympic Champion Kate French shortlisted for Sportswoman of the Year accolade in The Sunday Times awards

17 October 2021

Olympic Champion Kate French has been shortlisted in the prestigious Sportswoman of the Year category in The Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards 2021. French, who trains at the University of Bath with Pentathlon GB, became the first British woman for 21 years to win modern pentathlon gold after producing a magnificent performance at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Joining her on a star-studded shortlist is weightlifter Emily Campbell, cyclist Laura Kenny, boxer Lauren...

Stephanie Millward won S8 100m freestyle gold at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. PICTURE: onEdition

Paralympic Games multiple medallist Stephanie Millward announces retirement from competitive swimming after glittering career

05 October 2021

Ten-time Paralympic Games medallist and University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport inductee Stephanie Millward has announced her retirement from competitive swimming. The Team Bath AS swimmer has a long association with the University of Bath, having trained there a teenager before a Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis put her swimming career on hold for ten years. Upon her return to the pool she quickly became one of the world's leading Paralympic swimmers, representing GB at...

Tokyo 2020: Paracanoeist Stuart Wood wins brilliant bronze to cap unforgettable summer for University of Bath-associated sportspeople

04 September 2021

Graduate Stuart Wood provided a fitting medal-winning conclusion to an unforgettable summer at Tokyo 2020 for University of Bath-associated sportspeople as he bagged VL3 paracanoeing bronze at the Paralympic Games this morning. Wood, who first took up the sport with the University’s canoe club when he began studying Maths & Physics in 2012, clocked 52.760 in a first-ever men’s Paralympic final for the Va’a boat class that was introduced at these Games. That came less...

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 –...

Tokyo 2020: Sophie Kamlish races in third Paralympic Games 100m final and Polly Maton earns seventh spot in long jump

03 September 2021

Sophie Kamlish competed in the third Paralympic Games 100m final of her athletics career at Tokyo 2020 on Friday and says she still has plenty more big races in her. Former World Champion Kamlish, who trains at the University of Bath and is coached by Rob Ellchuk, clocked 13.49 for eighth place in the T64 final at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium. [caption id="attachment_65925" align="alignright" width="292"] Polly Maton was seventh in the T47 long jump final....

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: Swim star Stephanie Millward races in 19th Paralympic Games final as Sophie Kamlish and Stuart Wood begin campaigns

02 September 2021

Team Bath AS swimmer Stephanie Millward narrowly missed out on a medal at Tokyo 2020 today when she raced in the 19th Paralympic Games final of her illustrious career. The four-time Paralympian and 10-time medallist led off a GB 34pts 4x100m medley relay quartet that also featured Maisie Summers-Newton, Toni Shaw and Zara Mullooly. They placed fourth in 4:58.76 behind the United States, Russian Paralympic Committee and Australia. “To finish on a high, finish fourth...

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...

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