News Archive, Category: Olympic & Paralympic

Modern pentathlon returns to University of Bath Sports Training Village as British Champs start Tokyo 2020 Olympic season

28 November 2019

Pentathlon GB's athletes will kick-start the Tokyo 2020 Olympic season at the University of Bath this weekend as the Sports Training Village hosts the British Open Modern Pentathlon Championships. Jamie Cooke, who won gold when the STV staged the European Championships back in August, and reigning World Cup Final champion Joe Choong are among a strong field competing in the men's event on Saturday (November 30). Jo Muir, who won team medals with GB at...

Great Britain's Dom Parsons with his Olympic Winter Games bronze. He will be the official Olympic Day Run starter.

Olympic medallist Dom Parsons returns to World Cup circuit in strong British Skeleton squad after completing doctorate

13 November 2019

University of Bath alumni Dom Parsons will return to international competition for the first time since winning a brilliant bronze at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games after being named in the British Skeleton squad for the 2019-20 World Cup season. Parsons, who sat out last season to complete his doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, is joined in a strong squad by fellow Olympic medallist Laura Deas, Sports Performance graduate Madelaine Smith, Kim Murray, Marcus Wyatt...

Paul Blake gives GB a dream start at Dubai 2019 World Para-Athletics Champs by winning third 800m gold of his career

08 November 2019

University of Bath-based Paul Blake stormed to the fourth World Para-Athletics Championships gold medal of his career in Dubai on Thursday – and hailed it as his best yet. Blake, coached by Rob Ellchuk, controlled his T36 800m final from start to finish as he finished eight seconds clear of the field in a season’s best time of 2:07.44 to claim Great Britain’s first gold on the opening day of the 2019 championships. It was...

Perth podium place gives Team Bath judoka Megan Fletcher more precious points in Tokyo 2020 qualification campaign

05 November 2019

Team Bath judoka Megan Fletcher gained more valuable points towards her goal of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualification by winning silver at the Perth Oceania Open in Australia. The 2019 edition of the World Cup event, for one year only, saw Grand Slam points awarded and attracted a world-class entry list. Fletcher, coached by Juergen Klinger at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, fought well throughout the women’s -70kg competition and recorded her first...

From the ice to the boardroom – double Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold joins BBSA Board of Directors

01 November 2019

Double Olympic Champion Lizzy Yarnold says she is looking forward to helping "continue the sports' momentum" after being appointed to the Board of Directors of the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA). Yarnold became Team GB's most successful Winter Olympian while training with the BBSA at its University of Bath headquarters, winning women's skeleton gold at both the Sochi 2014 and PyeongChang 2018 Games plus the World and European titles before calling time on her...

Four-man bobsleigh team finally set to receive Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic bronze medals at Team GB Ball

24 October 2019

The University of Bath-based four-man bobsleigh team that have been promoted onto the podium following doping violations at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games will finally receive their bronze medals at next month's Team GB Ball in London. The GB 1 crew consisting of John Jackson, Bruce Tasker, Stuart Benson and Joel Fearon finished the competition in fifth place but have retrospectively moved up the rankings following the disqualification of two crews from Russia after...

Dave McNulty in front of the new video monitors in the London 2012 Legacy Pool

Tokyo 2020 Olympic roles with Team GB for British Swimming National Centre Bath coaches David McNulty and Jol Finck

17 October 2019

University of Bath-based swimming coaches David McNulty and Jol Finck have been nominated by British Swimming to take on key roles with Team GB during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games next summer. McNulty (pictured top) has been Lead Coach at the British Swimming National Centre Bath during the past three Olympic cycles and helped to guide Michael Jamieson, Jazz Carlin, Siobhan-Marie O'Connor and Chris Walker-Hebborn to silver medals at London 2012 and Rio 2016. Finck...

Hall of Fame Stephanie Millward Andrei Vorontsov, October 2019

Swimming legends Stephanie Millward and Andrei Vorontsov inducted into University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport

16 October 2019

Paralympic champion Stephanie Millward and Olympic swimming coach Dr Andrei Vorontsov have today become the latest inductees into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport. Millward – who trains with Team Bath AS in the University’s London 2012 Legacy Pool – has won an incredible 49 medals at major international championships during an illustrious career, including ten while representing Great Britain at the Paralympic Games. Vorontsov is one of the world’s most respected...

Men’s epee team medal helps wheelchair fencers finish with a flourish at World Championships

23 September 2019

Piers Gilliver and Dimitri Coutya both won their third medals of the 2019 Wheelchair Fencing World Championships in South Korea as part of a British quartet that bagged a brilliant bronze in the men’s epee team competition. Matthew Campbell-Hill and Oliver Lam-Watson joined them on the podium as GB finished the Cheongju championships on a high by beating Italy 45-33 in the third-placed play-off. Both Gilliver and Coutya (pictured) had already won individual epee gold medals,...

Sophie Kamlish, Rob Ellchuk and Paul Blake

Global gold-medallists Paul Blake and Sophie Kamlish get GB call for Dubai 2019 World Para Athletics Championships

19 September 2019

Sophie Kamlish and Paul Blake will both be looking to add to their global medal collections after being named in the British Athletics squad for the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai. The duo, who are both coached by Rob Ellchuk at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, can boast four world titles between them and nine medals in total. Kamlish broke the world record on the way to winning the T44 100m...

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