News Archive, Category: Olympic & Paralympic

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...

First global gold is perfect birthday present as Piers Gilliver wins wheelchair fencing World Championships title in South Korea

17 September 2019

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver saw his wait for a major global gold medal come to an end on his 25th birthday at the IWAS World Championships in South Korea. After winning silver at the 2015 and 2017 editions, as well as the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Gilliver deservedly came out on top this time after a dominant display in the Category A epee competition. Training partner Dimitri Coutya also reached the Category...

Double gold and a massive relay record as Stephanie Millward enjoys more success at London 2019 World Para Swimming Champs

16 September 2019

Team Bath AS swimmer Stephanie Millward added two more global golds to her impressive medal collection during a record-breaking week at the London 2019 World Para Swimming Allianz Championships. Millward, who trains in the University of Bath’s London 2012 Legacy Pool, swam a storming anchor leg as she, Alice Tai, Brock Whiston and Toni Shaw won the women’s 34pts 4x100m medley relay title in 4:36.31 – obliterating the previous world record by almost nine seconds....

Wheelchair fencers Dimitri Coutya and Piers Gilliver ready to take on the world in Cheongju championships

11 September 2019

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers Piers Gilliver and Dimitri Coutya will be looking to cap stellar seasons – and lay down a marker for Tokyo 2020 – when they represent Great Britain at the IWAS World Championships in South Korea next week. The duo are ranked as the world’s number one epee fencers in Category A and B respectively after winning a host of gold medals on the World Cup circuit. Coutya made history two...

Team medals add to individual podium places for Joe Choong and Kate French as Pentathlon GB excel at World Championships

07 September 2019

University of Bath alumni Joe Choong and Kate French won individual medals and there were team podium places for both the men and women as Pentathlon GB capped an outstanding year with more success at the 2019 Modern Pentathlon World Championships. Mathematics graduate Choong demonstrated the form that has earned him the UIPM Male Modern Pentathlete of the Year honour as he won silver in the men’s final in Hungary, producing his trademark sprint finish...

“I’m expecting noise!” Stephanie Millward excited to return to London for 2019 World Para-Swimming Championships

06 September 2019

Team Bath AS swimmer Stephanie Millward says she is looking forward to experiencing the noise of a home crowd once again when she represents Great Britain at the London 2019 World Para-Swimming Championships next week. Millward won five medals, four of them silver, when she last competed on the international stage at the London Aquatics Centre during the 2012 Paralympic Games. She went on to bag two golds at Rio 2016 and is also a...

Natalie Dunman confirmed as Performance Director for British Skeleton through to Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games

04 September 2019

The British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA), based at the University of Bath, has appointed Natalie Dunman as Performance Director for Skeleton on a permanent basis. Dunman will lead the British Skeleton team for the duration of the current Olympic cycle as the team look to build upon their historic hat-trick of medals from PyeongChang in Beijing in 2022. Formerly Lead Talent Scientist at the English Institute of Sport, Dunman initially joined the BBSA on...

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