News Archive, Category: Olympic & Paralympic

Gold for Jo Muir and bronze for Joe Choong as Pentathlon GB are Hungary for podium places at Budapest Indoor International

31 January 2019

Jo Muir bagged a brilliant gold and fellow University of Bath graduate Joe Choong won bronze as Pentathlon GB enjoyed an impressive start to the 2019 international season at the Budapest Indoor International in Hungary. Muir, who studied Sports Performance, produced a supreme display to remain in the top three throughout the women’s final on her way to beating reigning World medallist Annika Schleu to the title. It was a fourth individual international medal of...

Olympic, World and Commonwealth crowns among highlights of unforgettable sporting 2018 at University of Bath

26 December 2018

One historic Olympic title defence, two World crowns, three Commonwealth gold medals and a multitude of other national and international medals added up to another outstanding year of sport at the University of Bath in 2018. The University’s unique push-start track, the only one of its kind in the UK, became the focus of national attention in February when three athletes who train on it with British Skeleton won medals for Team GB at the...

England Netball won two trophies at the 2018 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards

Team Bath stars among England Netball team honoured at 2018 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards

17 December 2018

It was a memorable night for Team Bath Netball’s Eboni Usoro-Brown and Serena Guthrie as they were part of the England Netball squad honoured as Team of the Year at the 2018 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards. The Roses’ historic last-second winner in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games final against Australia was also named as Greatest Sporting Moment, a new category voted for by the public. Usoro-Brown and Guthrie were joined on...

Lizzy Yarnold and Vicky Holland need your vote for BT Sport Action Woman of 2018 Award

24 November 2018

Lizzy Yarnold and Vicky Holland, who both won global titles this year while training at the University of Bath, are in the running for the BT Sport Action Woman of 2018 Award. A public vote is now under way – click here to take part – and the winner will be announced during a ceremony being shown live on BT Sport 2 on Monday, December 3. British Skeleton history-maker Yarnold became Britain’s most decorated Winter...

Olympic and World Champions among University-based winners at 2018 Bath Sports Awards

21 November 2018

Olympic Champion Lizzy Yarnold, World Champion Vicky Holland and Paralympic silver-medallist Piers Gilliver were among the University of Bath-based athletes, coaches and clubs to enjoy success at the 2018 Bath Chronicle Sports Awards. Yarnold, who made history by successfully defending her women’s skeleton crown at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, was named as Sports Personality of the Year for a second time having also won in 2015. Her success came after British Skeleton, based...

World Champion and London 2012 medallist Samantha Murray announces retirement from modern pentathlon

13 November 2018

Olympic silver-medallist and former Modern Pentathlon World Champion Samantha Murray has today announced her retirement from the sport after ten years at the top. The 29-year-old, who also won World Championship bronze in 2012 and enjoyed a World Cup win in 2015, is one of Great Britain’s most successful modern pentathletes. Murray has been based at the University of Bath throughout that decade. As well as training at Pentathlon GB’s National Performance Centre, she studied...

Piers Gilliver (second from left) won epee gold at the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Tbilisi, Georgia

Golden start to Tokyo 2020 Paralympic qualification period for wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver

11 November 2018

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver began the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games qualification period in fine style as he won gold in the IWAS World Cup in Tbilisi, Georgia. The Rio 2016 silver-medallist, an ambassador for Team Bath sponsors MJ Church, was in fantastic form throughout the men’s Category A epee competition and took the overall victory with a battling 15-12 final success against World and European Champion Maxim Shaburov of Russia. Training partner...

BATH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 15: Lucy Shuker of Great Britain in action during The Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament on November 15, 2017 in Bath, England. (Photo by Julian Herbert/Getty Images for Tennis Foundation)

Wimbledon champions and world stars return for third annual Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

03 November 2018

Thirteen world top 10-ranked players, including two former tournament champions and two current World Champions, feature among a star-studded line-up for the 2018 Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament. Taking place from November 6-10 at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, with free entry for spectators, the third annual championship will see 43 players from 16 different countries, including a host of top Brits, contest the men’s, women’s and quad events. Organised by the Tennis...

Double Olympic Champion Lizzy Yarnold announces her retirement from skeleton after stellar career

16 October 2018

Double Olympic Champion Lizzy Yarnold, who trained at the University of Bath during her outstanding skeleton career, has announced her retirement from competition. "It has been an amazing ten years of my life and I have been lucky enough to learn from amazing coaches and be part of this team," said Yarnold, who was part of the hugely-successful British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA) squad based at the University. "When I came into the sport...

Olympian Bruce Tasker announces retirement as British Bobsleigh name squad for 2018-19 season

12 October 2018

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympian Bruce Tasker has announced his retirement from bobsleigh. The 31-year-old suffered a stroke in January of this year but had been considering stepping down from competition at the end of the Olympic cycle regardless. Tasker, a former 400m and 200m runner, missed the PyeongChang Olympics as a result of the stroke but is in line to receive a retrospective bronze medal from the Sochi Games. “It's a decision I've not taken...

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