News Archive, Category: Skeleton

Ilaria Brandimarte, Amelia Coltman and Kim Commane at a This Girl Can event ahead of International Women's Day 2019

VIDEO: University of Bath sports stars inspires next generation at This Girl Can event on International Women’s Day

08 March 2019

Three sporting role models who train and compete at the University of Bath helped to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 when they took part in an event inspiring schoolgirls across Bath & North East Somerset. Forty sporty children aged five and six attended the fun This Girl Can event at the Sports Training Village, which was hosted by Team Bath Tribe in association with the Bath & North East Somerset School Sport Partnership. As well...

Olympic medallist Laura Deas and MJ Church Ambassador Ashleigh Pittaway in six-strong British Skeleton squad for World Champs

02 March 2019

Olympic bronze medallist Laura Deas will be aiming for her first World Championship medal this week after being named in a six-strong British Skeleton squad for the season’s showpiece in Canada. Deas goes into the event – taking place in Whistler on March 7&8 – on the back of a fantastic third-placed finish in the last World Cup of the season in Calgary last weekend. She is joined in the women’s team by University of...

Brilliant bronze for Ashleigh Pittaway at Junior Worlds as rising skeleton star adds to her medal collection

03 February 2019

MJ Church Ambassador Ashleigh Pittaway continued her medal-laden start to 2019 when she won bronze at the Junior World Skeleton Championships in Konigssee. The former Youth Olympic champion, who trains with British Skeleton at the University of Bath, performed superbly to finish third overall in the U23 competition – a big step forward from 11th in 2017 and ninth last year. The 18-year-old had previously won gold and silver on the Intercontinental Cup circuit in...

Four top-ten finishes for British Skeleton athletes at delayed European Championships in Igls

19 January 2019

British Skeleton athletes who train at the University of Bath enjoyed a fine day at the European Championships as Laura Deas finished fifth and four of her team-mates recorded their best-ever top flight results. Deas produced her best World Cup result since winning Olympic bronze last year, while Sports Performance graduate Madelaine Smith recorded her best-ever showing with World Cup eighth and European Championship seventh in Igls, Austria. In the men’s race, it was personal...

Mica McNeill and Montell Douglas miss out on World Cup bobsleigh medal by just hundredths of a second

06 January 2019

University of Bath-based bobsleigh duo Mica McNeill and Montell Douglas recorded their best-ever World Cup result on Saturday as they finished fourth in an incident-packed race at Altenberg, Germany. The British pair had what appeared to be a cup thrown onto the track during the start of their second run and then were ranked as sixth in the official results before being rightfully upgraded after the clock was adjudged to have been nearly four-tenths of...

New Year, New You – watch our expert video guide to health, exercise, nutrition and more for 2019

28 December 2018

With 2019 on the horizon, many people's thoughts are turning to New Year's Resolutions - one of the most popular being doing more exercise and getting active. If you have never been to a gym before, are getting back into exercise after a break or are already active but looking to step things up in the new year, our Team Bath athletes and experts have some top tips to help you on your fitness journey....

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...

(From left) Maddy Smith, Marcus Wyatt, Jack Thomas and Jerry Rice are in the British Skeleton World Cup squad for the 2018-19 season

VIDEO: British Skeleton squad excited to be back on the ice for 2018-19 IBSF World Cup season

06 December 2018

British Skeleton athletes are in confident mood as they begin the 2018-19 IBSF World Cup season – and the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympiad – in Sigulda, Latvia. Fifteen medals from warm-up races on the Intercontinental Cup and Europa Cup circuits over the past month have shown that the GB programme is in fine shape as it looks to build on this year’s stunning success at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. None of the Olympic...

Laura Deas (back, centre) won two ICC gold medals in Winterberg in November 2018

Three golds among super six-medal haul as British Skeleton sliders reign in Winterberg

26 November 2018

British Skeleton’s excellent start to the 2018-19 season continued as they won six more medals, including three gold, in Winterberg, Germany. After recording her first international victory for three years when she came out on top in the Intercontinental Cup (ICC) race, Olympic medallist Laura Deas only had to wait 24 hours for her second success after completing back-to-back wins. MJ Church Ambassador Ashleigh Pittaway narrowly missed out on joining Deas on the podium in...

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