News Archive, Category: Other Sports

PyeongChang 2018: Lloyd Wallace hails “unbelievable” support after defying odds to make Winter Olympics debut

17 February 2018

Lloyd Wallace said competing at PyeongChang 2018 was “the craziest night of my life” after the University of Bath graduate defied the odds to make his Winter Olympic Games debut. Saturday’s qualifying stages for the men’s aerials were the highest-scoring competition ever and Wallace finished 20th overall after his second jump – a back full-full-full – scored 100.03 from the judges, ranking him 11th in that round. “What a show – that was the craziest...

Lloyd Wallace celebrates after finishing seventh at the Aerial Skiing World Cup in Deer Valley, February 2016

PyeongChang 2018: Aerial skier Lloyd Wallace soars from injury low to a Winter Olympics high

14 February 2018

Regardless of where he places at PyeongChang 2018 this weekend, aerial skier Lloyd Wallace believes he has already enjoyed one of the biggest wins of his career just by appearing at the Winter Olympic Games. It is only six months since the University of Bath graduate was placed in an induced coma after suffering a severe head injury while training in Switzerland. Now, after a remarkable and rapid recovery, he is ready to compete on...

PyeongChang 2018: History-maker Kelly Gallagher heading to third Winter Paralympic Games

08 February 2018

University of Bath graduate Kelly Gallagher, who made history at Sochi 2014, has today secured her place in the ParalympicsGB team for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games. Gallagher became the first British athlete to win a gold medal on snow in either Olympic or Paralympic competition when she topped the podium in the women’s super-G at Sochi 2014 with guide Charlotte Evans. The Mathematics graduate, who this time will be guided by Gary Smith,...

Event rider Rupert Batting is a world champion after helping GB to golden hat-trick at Nations Cup Finals

10 January 2018

University of Bath student Rupert Batting has described winning a hat-trick of team gold medals and individual silver at the AIEC Student Rider Nations Cup  (SRNC) World Finals as “an experience I’ll never forget”. The event rider, who is studying International Development with Economics, teamed up with Sophie Hall and India Wishart to claim the overall combined title for Great Britain in Poland, as well as gold in the team dressage. Britain also tied for...

Maximise your sporting potential – try out for our Futures Athlete Development programme

22 August 2017

Young sportspeople looking to maximise their potential and gain an added advantage on their sporting journey are being invited to attend a free screening day for the 2017-18 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme. Taking place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Saturday, September 9, the screening day will test the physical fitness, speed and power of current and aspiring members of the talent development scheme. They will also receive an introduction...

Donate old sports kit and equipment to Zambia 5050 appeal this week

29 May 2017

Athletes and teams are being asked to donate their old sports kit and equipment to the Zambia 5050 appeal at the University of Bath this week. Donations of balls, bibs, T-shirts, shorts, trainers, boots and larger equipment like netball posts and five-a-side goals are being accepted at the Team Bath Training & Development Office, outside the Founders Hall, from 11am to 2pm on Wednesday (May 31). It is in support of the inspirational Volunteer Zambia project, which...

The University of Bath hosted the Table Tennis England Grand Prix series in February 2017. MUST CREDIT: Alan Man. NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY MARKETING PURPOSES

Paralympic champ among world table tennis stars at big Bath Grand Prix event

13 February 2017

Paralympic champion Will Bayley was among players from around the world who contested the latest stage of the 2017 Table Tennis England Grand Prix series at the University of Bath Sports Training Village over the weekend. Chris Doran took the men’s singles title with an 11-8, 11-8, 6-11, 11-7 victory over Helshan Weerasinghe, while the women’s crown went to Hannah Hicks following her hard-fought 11-13, 12-10, 5-11, 12-10, 11-5 success against China’s Haoyu Liu. Callum...

Lloyd Wallace

01 January 2017

Sport: Aerial skiing Date of birth: 1995 Course: Sports Performance (graduate) University of Bath graduate Lloyd will become the first Team GB aerial skier to compete at a Winter Olympic Games for 20 years after being selected for PyeongChang 2018. An unfunded athlete, his selection is all the more remarkable as it came just six months after he suffered a serious head injury while training in Switzerland. He was placed in an induced coma but...

Matt Lulham-Robinson and Ellie Devereux (13721) won the Slow Handicap category at the BUCS Fleet Racing Championships in November 2016

Sailing students breeze to first-ever victory at BUCS Fleet Racing Championships

07 November 2016

Students Matt Lulham-Robinson and Ellie Devereux secured the University of Bath Sailing Club’s first-ever victory at the BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Fleet Racing Championships when the event took place this weekend. Lulham-Robinson and Devereux (13721), studying Natural Sciences and Physics respectively, braved the 1-degree waters and 30mph winds to come home a fantastic first out of 27 crews contesting the Slow Handicap category at Draycote Water in Warwickshire. It was an excellent weekend...

Action from the 2016 Strength in Depth competition at the Sports Training Village

Champions complete hat-trick of titles as University hosts Strength in Depth 2016

07 November 2016

There were some familiar winners when the University of Bath Sports Training Village played host to the Strength in Depth European Finals for a third successive year. Wigan’s Team JST once again came out on top in the ultimate fitness test, which saw 40 teams take on ten gruelling challenges over the course of two action-packed days. The invitational Team Reebok, a group of elite athletes representing the event sponsors, were runners-up and Wales-based Dragon...

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