News Archive, Category: Skeleton

A picture of British Skeleton's Tabby Stoecker and Matt Weston celebrating their Team silver medal at the 2024 IBSF World Championships

Matt Weston becomes British Skeleton’s most decorated World Champs athlete by winning Team silver with Tabby Stoecker

25 February 2024

University of Bath-based Matt Weston became Britain’s most decorated IBSF Skeleton World Championships of all time when he and Tabby Stoecker won Team silver in Winterberg, Germany. It was Weston’s second silver medal in as many days, after finishing runner-up in the men’s race 24 hours earlier, and the fourth of his career following his men’s gold and team silver at the 2023 championships. Stoecker, who was fourth in the women’s race, and Weston set...

British Skeleton's Matt Weston won men's silver at the 2024 IBSF World Championships in Winterberg, Germany. PICTURE CREDIT: IBSF

Another World Championships medal for British Skeleton’s Matt Weston as University of Bath-based squad excel in Winterberg

23 February 2024

Matt Weston added a World Championships silver medal to the gold he won last year and there were two fourth-placed finishes as University of Bath-based British Skeleton athletes once again impressed in Winterberg. Germany’s Christopher Grotheer set a new track record on his way to winning the men’s title on home ice but defending champion Weston pushed him all the way, finishing just 0.23secs behind after four consistent runs, as he became the first Brit...

University of Bath-based Marcus Wyatt won gold for British Skeleton at the 2024 European Championships in Sigulda. CREDIT: IBSF.

Marcus Wyatt is crowned European Champion as Bath-based British Skeleton athletes win full house of continental medals

02 February 2024

University of Bath-based British Skeleton athletes won gold, silver and bronze during a fantastic Friday at the IBSF European Championships in Sigulda, Latvia. Marcus Wyatt was the top European finisher in the men’s World Cup race, finishing runner-up to China’s Zheng Yin to be crowned as continental champion and secure the first major title of his career. Team-mate and defending champion Matt Weston finished third overall, meaning he added European silver to the gold he...

Brad Hall, Leon Greenwood, Taylor Lawrence and Greg Cackett won four-man bobsleigh bronze at the IBSF World Cup in Lillehammer in January 2024.

World Cup bronze in Lillehammer shows British Bobsleigh four-man team are back on right track after injury-hit season

28 January 2024

The University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh squad claimed their first IBSF World Cup medals of an injury-disrupted 2023-24 season when they won a fantastic four-man bronze in Lillehammer, Norway. Brad Hall, Leon Greenwood, Taylor Lawrence and Greg Cackett clocked a combined time of 1:40.15 to secure their first podium place in 11 months. “To be back in the medals so soon after getting back in a sled, and with a month to go to the...

A composite graphic featuring University of Bath-based athletes (clockwise from top left) Piers Gilliver, Joe Choong, Matt Weston, Suzanna Hext, the Bath women's 1sts tennis team, four-man bobsleigh, James Guy and Tom Dean, and Suzanna Hext who have all enjoyed success during 2023

Six World Champions crowned, hundreds of athletes hosted and student success – another stellar year of sport at University of Bath

20 December 2023

With the dawn of a new Olympic and Paralympic year upon us, University of Bath-based sportspeople will be looking to build on the outstanding global success they enjoyed during a memorable 2023. Six athletes were crowned as World Champions – Joe Choong (modern pentathlon); Matt Weston (skeleton); Tom Dean, James Guy and Suzanna Hext (swimming); and Piers Gilliver (wheelchair fencing) – while others secured historic podium placings and continental crowns. In total a stunning 74...

British Skeleton's Matt Weston, who trains at the University of Bath, won gold at the IBSF World Cup in Innsbruck, Austria in December 2023. CREDIT: IBSF

Golden finish to 2023 for World Champion Matt Weston as Bath-based British Skeleton athletes impress again on IBSF World Cup stage

15 December 2023

World Champion Matt Weston recorded his first win of the 2023-24 IBSF Skeleton World Cup season on another strong day for University of Bath-based sliders in Innsbruck, Austria. Fellow Brit Tabby Stoecker also won her second medal in as many weeks as she followed up her gold from last Friday by claiming a brilliant bronze in the women's race on only her third World Cup appearance. Weston, who trains with the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton...

British Skeleton's Tabby Stoecker celebrates after winning gold in the ISBF World Cup women's race at La Plagne, France on 8th December 2023. CREDIT: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis Rekords

Tabby Stoecker wins glorious gold in only her second World Cup race as British Skeleton land medal of each colour in La Plagne

09 December 2023

Tabby Stoecker won a stunning gold in only her second ISBF World Cup race as University of Bath-based British Skeleton athletes claimed a full set of medals in La Plagne, France on Friday. World Champion Matt Weston and fellow Olympian Marcus Wyatt also finished second and third respectively in the men’s race as the GB squad excelled at the second international event of the 2023-24 season. Reigning Junior European Champion Stoecker produced two consistent performances...

University of Bath awarded UK Sport-accredited Elite Training Centre status for helping Olympic and Paralympic athletes achieve potential

13 November 2023

The University of Bath has today been recognised by UK Sport for its contribution to the preparation of elite Olympic and Paralympic athletes. It is one of the first of just eight institutions nationwide to be awarded the status of “UK Sport-accredited Elite Training Centre”, a title that celebrates its role in helping Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes achieve their full performance potential. Dr Kate Baker, Director of Performance at UK Sport, said: “Our Elite...

Olympic Champion Amy Williams named as Team Bath Tribe Ambassador as new term of youth sports activities begins

11 September 2023

Olympic gold-medallist Amy Williams says it is important for children to enjoy sport and get active from a young age after becoming the first-ever Ambassador for Team Bath Tribe. Amy has a close personal connection to the youth sport programme, whose new term of activities start today (11th September), with her two young sons among the hundreds of children who take part in a wide range of sporting activities each week in the inspirational surroundings...

University of Bath reception celebrates historic season for British Bobsleigh and Skeleton athletes and thriving partnership

05 July 2023

Athletes, staff and officials with the British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association (BBSA) were special guests at a University of Bath reception to celebrate the team’s outstanding 2022-23 season. Hosted by the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian White, the event gave both organisations a chance to discuss the importance of their partnership against the backdrop of 80 international medals won during a historic campaign by the bobsleigh and skeleton athletes who train at the University. They included...

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