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Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold back in training at University of Bath

09 June 2016

Olympic Champion Lizzy Yarnold has her sights set on more success after returning to training with her Great Britain Skeleton team-mates at the University of Bath. Yarnold completed the career Grand Slam of Olympic, World Championship, World Cup and European Championship gold before taking time away from the circuit last season. The 27-year-old decided that a break from competition would be the best way to recharge her batteries ahead of the next Winter Olympics in...

Skeleton athlete David Swift celebrates after winning his first international gold medal in January 2016

Slider David Swift retires from skeleton after ten years on the ice

28 April 2016

University of Bath-based GB Skeleton slider David Swift has announced his retirement from the sport after almost a decade representing his country on the international stage. The 31-year-old from Devon joined the GB programme in 2006 and has featured in more than 80 senior races, including two World Championships. A winner of the overall Intercontinental Cup (ICC) competition in 2015, the former sprinter was consistently one of the fastest starters in the world and was...

PhD student Dom Parsons in four-strong GB squad for Skeleton World Championships

09 February 2016

University of Bath PhD student Dom Parsons (pictured) is one of four sliders selected by Great Britain Skeleton for next week’s ISBF World Championships in Igls, Austria. Sochi 2014 Olympian Parsons, who is studying Mechanical Engineering and supported by the University's Dual Career programme, is joined in an experienced squad by David Swift, Laura Deas and Donna Creighton. Parsons was seventh at last year’s World Championships and has recorded five top-ten finishes on the World Cup...

Mark Lewis-Francis and John Jackson train on the University of Bath push-track ahead of the 2015/16 bobsleigh season

Quality and quantity as British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association announce 2015-16 squads

08 October 2015

Britain’s biggest-ever bobsleigh squad was announced at the University of Bath this week. The skeleton team for the new season was also confirmed, with the two winter sports coming together this year under one organisation – the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association. Both sets of athletes are based at the £30million Sports Training Village, where they use the world-class gym and the newly-improved outdoor push-track – the only one of its kind in the country....

Lizzy Yarnold to take competition break from skeleton to recharge for Olympic title defence

17 September 2015

Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold is taking a season-long break from competition but will return to skeleton in the hope of becoming the first slider and the first British Winter Olympian to defend her title in PyeongChang in 2018. Yarnold, who trains with the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association at the University of Bath, made history this year when she won the World and European Championships to complete a career Grand Slam of skeleton titles, having...

Kristan Bromley and Shelley Rudman

Skeleton innovator and champion Dr Kristan Bromley announces retirement

16 September 2015

The University of Bath has paid tribute to former skeleton World Champion Dr Kristan Bromley, who has announced his retirement from competition. Bromley both trained and worked at the University and was a pioneer in sled design technology during his time as a Research Officer in Engineering & Applied Science from 2002 to 2006. He was involved in producing the sled on which Alex Coomber won a historic bronze medal at the 2002 Winter Olympic...

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