News Archive, Category: Skeleton

Marcus Wyatt’s first World Cup gold leads fantastic five-medal haul for British Bobsleigh and Skeleton sliders at Whistler season opener

27 November 2022

University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association (BBSA) athletes won gold, three silver and bronze during a stunning start to the 2022-23 IBSF World Cup season in Whistler, Canada. Marcus Wyatt (pictured top left) claimed his first World Cup win in the men’s skeleton race on Thursday, his combined time of 1:45.44 for two runs pipping South Korea's Jung Seung-gi by one-hundredth of a second, and was joined on the podium by team-mate Matt...

Young people under care of Bristol Children’s Hospital Make a Move! during fun day of sporting activities at University of Bath

08 September 2022

Young people under the care of Bristol Children’s Hospital got to try out a wide range of sports including skeleton, rowing, climbing and archery when the first-ever Make a Move! event took place at the Team Bath Sports Training Village on Saturday. Olympic Champion Amy Williams and Paralympic medallists Dimitri Coutya, Andy Lewis and Stephanie Millward were among the inspirational sports stars who helped the youngsters and their families get active during a fun-packed day....

Major coup for British Skeleton as Latvian legend Martins Dukurs joins University of Bath-based programme as Performance Coach

21 August 2022

Six-times World Champion and double Olympic silver-medallist Martins Dukurs has joined University of Bath-based British Skeleton as Performance Coach. The 38-year-old Latvian announced his retirement from competition earlier this week following an incredible career that also saw him win six European Championship crowns, 11 World Cup title and 61 World Cup races. “The opportunity to join such a great team came at the perfect time,” said Dukurs. “If I look simply at history of results...

Team Bath announce major new three-year partnership with Bath Building Society, supporting sport at all levels

30 May 2022

Team Bath, the sports department for the University of Bath, is delighted to announce a new three-year partnership with Bath Building Society. The link-up between two of the city’s most recognised brands, both within the local community and nationally, will see Bath Building Society support sport and fitness at all levels within Team Bath – student, recreational and high-performance. It will also provide additional backing to the Team Bath Netball Superleague team, the University of...

Beijing 2022: Team GB duo end skeleton competition with best runs as former University of Bath athlete Jackie Narracott wins historic silver

12 February 2022

Britain’s Laura Deas and Brogan Crowley finished 19th and 22nd respectively and there was a historic silver medal for former University of Bath-based athlete Jackie Narracott as the skeleton events at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games drew to a close on Saturday. Both Brits – who train with the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA) at the University – clocked their fastest times in their final runs, with Deas moving up from 21st overnight...

Beijing 2022: Bath-based British Skeleton duo Matt Weston and Marcus Weston place 15th and 16th on Olympics debuts

11 February 2022

University of Bath-based skeleton athletes Matt Weston and Marcus Wyatt placed 15th and 16th respectively for Team GB on their Winter Olympic Games debuts at Beijing 2022. [caption id="attachment_66843" align="alignright" width="292"] Marcus Wyatt in action at Beijing 2022. PICTURES: Robert Michael/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Alamy Live News[/caption] The duo, who train with the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA), both moved up a place from their overnight positions following their performances in the third and fourth runs on Friday....

Beijing 2022: The moment has arrived for Bath-based athletes as Winter Olympic Games skeleton competitions begin

09 February 2022

The Team GB skeleton athletes who train at the University of Bath are all set to begin their Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games campaigns, with three exciting days of sliding taking place from Thursday to Saturday. It will be a first Olympic experience for Matt Weston and Marcus Wyatt, who start the men’s competition overnight with Heats 1 and 2 at 1.30am and 3am GMT respectively. Their medals will be decided on Friday, with Heat...

Beijing 2022: Bath-based sportspeople looking to extend remarkable run of success as Winter Olympics officially begins

04 February 2022

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games officially begin today, with a host sportspeople who train at the University of Bath among those ready to take on the world with Team GB. PyeongChang 2018 bronze-medallist Laura Deas returns for a second Olympic Games and is joined in the skeleton squad by Brogan Crowley, Matt Weston and Marcus Wyatt. Aiming for podium places in the bobsleigh competitions are the in-form Brad Hall, Greg Cackett, Nick Gleeson and...

Bronze medallist among University of Bath-based British Skeleton quartet selected by Team GB for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games

19 January 2022

Skeleton athletes Brogan Crowley, Laura Deas, Matt Weston and Marcus Wyatt have today become the first University of Bath-based sportspeople to be officially selected by Team GB for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. It is a second Games for Deas, who won bronze behind champion and compatriot Lizzy Yarnold at PyeongChang 2018, while Crowley, Weston and Wyatt will all be making their Olympic debuts when the skeleton events take place from 10-12 February. Deas...

Most successful World Cup season since 1990s gives British Bobsleigh a timely boost ahead of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

17 January 2022

British Bobsleigh’s Brad Hall and his four-man crew finished the 2021-22 IBSF World Cup season in a career-high fourth place in the overall rankings after another strong showing in St Moritz on Sunday. Hall, Taylor Lawrence, Nick Gleeson and Greg Cackett clocked the fourth fastest start time in each run as they set a combined time of 2:09.97 for eighth place in the final race of the World Cup season in Switzerland. It means it...

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