News Archive, Category: Olympic & Paralympic

“I’m grateful to be heading to a start line again” – Vicky Holland returns to international action at World Triathlon Series in Hamburg

03 September 2020

University of Bath-based triathlete Vicky Holland will return to international competition this weekend when the only ITU World Triathlon Series race of 2020 takes place in Hamburg, Germany. Holland, the 2018 World Champion and Rio 2016 Olympic bronze-medallist, has been back in training at the Team Bath Sports Training Village for the past couple of months. She is one of four Brits on the entry list for Saturday’s elite women’s race, which will take place...

Wheelchair fencing world champ Piers Gilliver happy to be back in training at Team Bath with one year to rescheduled Tokyo Paralympic Games

24 August 2020

With one year to go until the rescheduled Tokyo Paralympic Games, wheelchair fencing medal contender Piers Gilliver says he has put the disappointment of the delay behind him and has been able to “reset psychologically”. The Rio 2016 silver-medallist and his team-mates on the EiS World-Class Wheelchair Fencing Programme are back in training at the Team Bath Sports Training Village as they start to rebuild towards the Tokyo Games, which had been due to start...

VIDEO: Elite athletes back in training at Team Bath Sports Training Village for Tokyo 2021 and Beijing 2022 Olympic Games

04 August 2020

Ahead of the Team Bath Sports Training Village beginning reopening to the public this week, we had time to get ready for customers' return while supporting, under government guidelines, a return to training for some of the squads aiming for the Tokyo 2021 and Beijing 2022 Olympic Games.  The return of around 60 elite sportspeople across bobsleigh, modern pentathlon, skeleton, swimming and triathlon helped us test our procedures and policies before public opening while offering them the...

University of Bath-based sportspeople recharged and refocused with one year to go until rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games

23 July 2020

The Tokyo Olympic Games may still be a year away, rather than one day, but the focus and motivation remains strong for elite athletes based at the Team Bath Sports Training Village. The Coronavirus-prompted decision to postpone the Games – which had been due to start tomorrow (Friday) – until July 23, 2021, was initially a huge blow to the aspiring Olympians who train at the University of Bath facility in sports such as athletics,...

Sporting scholar Tom Dean explains how elite swimmers are staying safe on their return to training at University of Bath

29 June 2020

Face masks, temperature checks, individual changing areas and designated lanes - those are just some of the things that have become the 'new normal' for University of Bath sporting scholar Tom Dean and his British Swimming colleagues since their return to training at the Sports Training Village. The Bill Whiteley Sporting Scholar, who is taking a year out from studying Mechanical Engineering at the University to focus on the Tokyo Olympics, is among a handful...

From Team Bath to Team GB – Georgina Harland named as Chef de Mission for Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games

01 June 2020

Georgina Harland, who won an Olympic medal while training at the University of Bath, has been appointed as Team GB’s Chef de Mission for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games. In doing so, the former modern pentathlete becomes the first ever female Chef de Mission for Great Britain and Northern Ireland at an Olympic Games. Harland, who won bronze at Athens 2004 while training with Pentathlon GB at the University’s Sports Training Village, will take...

The Big Sports Quiz – Questions and Answers

19 May 2020

We’d like to say a big thank you to all of you that have been following along and attempting our Big Sports Quiz questions. For all of you wanting to check your scores here is a complete list of the questions we have put out and their corresponding answers. Want to get competitive? Why not tweet us @TeamBath on twitter with your scores to let us know how you did? If you're passionate about your...

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

British Swimming National Centre Bath’s David McNulty and Tom Dean reflect with Jazz Carlin on adapting to lockdown

04 May 2020

Swimmer Jazz Carlin, who won two Olympic medals while training at the University of Bath, has been catching up with former coach David McNulty and student-athlete Tom Dean to see how they are coping and adapting during the lockdown. The British Swimming National Centre Bath squad, who use the Sports Training Village’s Olympic-sized pool and high-performance gym for their training, should have been honing their preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at this time....

Joe Choong celebrates as he wins gold at the 2019 Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final in Tokyo. Picture credit: UIPM / Nuno Goncalves

Good news for Pentathlon GB stars as qualification process is finalised for rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games

02 May 2020

Pentathlon GB athletes based at the University of Bath will have until mid-June of 2021 to set the qualification standard for the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Joe Choong, Jamie Cooke and Kate French – who had already met the qualification criteria through their performances in 2019 – have also been told they remain eligible for Team GB selection under the new guidelines set out by the UIPM, modern pentathlon’s international governing body. Under the...

World medallist Freya Anderson among five new faces joining British Swimming National Centre at University of Bath

21 April 2020

World, European and Commonwealth medallist Freya Anderson is among five Olympic hopefuls joining the British Swimming National Centre based at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Nineteen-year-old freestyler Anderson will be coached full-time by David McNulty after spending time in Bath over the past 12 months as part of a phased transition from her current club, Ellesmere College. “I’m really excited to get going in Bath and it’s a really good environment down there...

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