News Archive, Category: Olympic & Paralympic

Winter Olympic stars shine bright as British Skeleton claim clean sweep of awards at 2018 Team GB Ball

14 September 2018

Lizzy Yarnold and the University of Bath-based PyeongChang 2018 British Skeleton squad collected a clean sweep of awards as summer and winter Olympians came together to celebrate at the Team GB Ball 2018. The Team GB Awards, which headlined the evening at London’s Royal Horticultural Halls, recognised the record-breaking achievements of PyeongChang 2018 where Team GB athletes collected their best ever haul of five medals. Yarnold was voted by her fellow athletes as the Olympians’ Olympian...

Jubilant Jamie Cooke sprints into record books as he wins dramatic gold at Modern Pentathlon World Championships

14 September 2018

The University of Bath Sports Training Village is home to another world champion after Pentathlon GB’s Jamie Cooke produced a stunning finish to take gold at the 2018 Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Mexico City. The Rio 2016 Olympian was in contention throughout but only took the lead for the first time with his last step of an epic laser-run, out-sprinting Pavlo Tymoshchenko and Valentin Prades to become the first British pentathlete to win a...

Chris Walker-Hebborn retires from competitive swimming after ten successful years at Bath National Centre

06 September 2018

Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European medalist Chris Walker-Hebborn, one of the original members of the British Swimming National Centre at the University of Bath, has announced his retirement from competitive swimming. The backstroke specialist was one of four swimmers to join the national training programme, based in the Sports Training Village, when it launched shortly after the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The next decade saw him race at London 2012 and Rio 2016, winning men’s...

James Guy swimming in the London 2012 Legacy Pool, January 2017

Two medals in one hour for James Guy as Bath-based swimmers end European Championships on a high

10 August 2018

James Guy won his third relay gold of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships on Thursday, just an hour after the University of Bath-based swimmer had deservedly earned his first individual medal in the pool. Fellow British Swimming National Centre Bath swimmer Siobhan-Marie O’Connor also got on the podium to wrap up an excellent week of competition for GB at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre. Guy, part of the successful men’s 4x200m freestyle and mixed 4x100m...

Eilidh Doyle won 400m bronze at the 2018 World Indoor Championships in Birmingham

Eilidh Doyle and Leon Reid through to finals at Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships

09 August 2018

University of Bath-based athletes Eilidh Doyle and Leon Reid booked places in their respective finals with impressive performances at the Berlin 2018 European Championships on Wednesday. Doyle, competing in a record-equalling fifth Europeans, won her 400m hurdles semi-final in 55.16 to qualify as fourth-fastest overall for Friday’s final (7.50pm). She is coached by Brian Doyle at the Sports Training Village. Biochemistry graduate Kirsten McAslan gained valuable international experience as she raced in the second semi-final,...

PyeongChang 2018 skeleton athletes Jerry Rice, Laura Deas, Dom Parsons and Jackie Narracott with British Skeleton Performance Advisor Andi Schmid at the 2018 Blues Awards

Andi Schmid steps down as British Skeleton Performance Director after 17 years of outstanding success

08 August 2018

Andi Schmid is stepping down from his role as British Skeleton Performance Director after an outstanding 17-year tenure that saw him guide sliders to seven medals at five Winter Olympic Games from their training base at the University of Bath. A former World Champion slider for his native Austria, Schmid took over the role in 2001 and helped to build and foster a training environment that has established British Skeleton as a powerhouse in the...

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor targeting another international medal as James Guy narrowly misses out at Glasgow 2018

08 August 2018

University of Bath-based Siobhan-Marie O’Connor will be looking to win the fourth European Championships medal of her career when she races in the 200m individual medley final at Glasgow 2018 today (Wednesday). O’Connor, coached by Dave McNulty at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, was the fastest qualifier for the final, winning her semi-final on Tuesday in 2:09.80. The final, taking place at 5.39pm, will once again see Commonwealth champion O’Connor line up against Katinka Hosszu,...

James Guy, Adam Peaty, Freya Anderson and Georgia Davies won mixed 4x100m medley relay gold at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships

James Guy aiming for third medal in three days after completing golden double at Glasgow 2018 European Championships

07 August 2018

University of Bath-based swimmer James Guy was part of a record-breaking gold-medal success for the second time in 24 hours as he helped Britain to mixed 4x100m medley relay success at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships on Monday. Fresh from qualifying second fastest for Tuesday’s individual 200m freestyle final in 1:46.44, British Swimming National Centre Bath ace Guy teamed up with Georgia Davies, Adam Peaty and Freya Anderson to take the relay victory in a...

James Guy (left) and Calum Jarvis (right) won 4x200m freestyle gold with Great Britain at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships

National Centre Bath swimmers Calum Jarvis and James Guy help GB to relay gold at Glasgow 2018 European Champions

05 August 2018

University of Bath-based Calum Jarvis and James Guy helped GB strike gold in the 4x200m freestyle relay on a super Sunday night for British Swimming at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships. Sports Performance graduate Jarvis got the final off to a strong start as he finished the first leg in second place before handing over to Duncan Scott who, fresh from winning 100m freestyle silver earlier in the evening, forged into the lead. Tom Dean...

Leon Reid with his 200m bronze medal from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

“Well worth the wait” – Leon Reid cleared to race for Ireland at Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships

03 August 2018

University of Bath-based sprinter Leon Reid will be running in the Berlin 2018 European Championships next week after his protracted transfer of allegiance from Great Britain to Ireland was approved today (Friday). Bath-born Reid, coached by James Hillier at the University’s Sports Training Village, has been in limbo for the past two-and-a-half years after the IAAF put a freeze on international transfers shortly after he had made his application. He was unable to compete at...

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