News Archive, Tag: David Swift

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...

Pictured are (from left) REVO UK Brand Manager Tyron Dawkins, Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz, Alex Lane, Anna Hopkin and University of Bath Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley

Golden achievements saluted as athletes of the month receive their prizes

20 April 2016

Judoka Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz, swimmer Anna Hopkin, badminton player Alex Lane and slider David Swift are the latest winners of the Team Bath athlete of the month awards. The awards, which are supported by REVO Eyewear and Ellis & Killpartrick, once again showcased the outstanding calibre of sporting talent at the University of Bath. Judoka Awiti-Alcaraz, a Sport Performance student supported by a King Scholarship, was one of two award winners for January after she claimed U21 -63kg gold at...

Dom Parsons at the 2016 Skeleton World Championships. PICTURE: Charlie Booker

Third top-ten finish for PhD student Dom Parsons as Skeleton and Bobsleigh World Champs conclude

22 February 2016

University of Bath PhD student Dom Parsons recorded another top-ten finish at the Skeleton World Championships in Igls, Austria. Parsons (pictured), who has recently recovered from an ankle injury, was tenth after the first day of competition and maintained that position with the seventh and 12th best runs respectively in heats three and four. It was the third time the Mechanical Engineering student, who is supported by the University’s Dual Career programme, had finished in...

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...

Laura Deas won bronze at the ISBF Skeleton World Cup in Lake Placid in January 2016

Another top-five finish for slider Laura Deas ahead of Skeleton World Championships team announcement

08 February 2016

Laura Deas warmed up for the ISBF World Championships with a fifth-placed finish in the latest round of Skeleton World Cup action in St Moritz on Friday. Deas, who trains at the University of Bath with the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association, was just 0.38secs behind race winner Janine Flock and remains fourth in the overall World Cup standings with one race to go. Friday’s competition also doubled as the European Championships, with Deas just...

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

Gold at last for British Skeleton slider David Swift after nine-year wait

28 January 2016

University of Bath-based skeleton athlete David Swift finally enjoyed a golden moment when he registered the first win of his nine-year international career on Wednesday. The 31-year-old beat 42 other sliders to triumph in the penultimate race of the Europa Cup season in St Moritz, boosting his chances of being selected in the GB team for this month’s World Championships. Swift, who has competed in more than 80 senior races, had previously claimed silver and...

Top-ten finish on World Cup return for bobsleigh driver John Jackson

14 December 2015

John Jackson made a stylish return to World Cup action for the first time in nearly two years as he guided Great Britain to eighth spot in the four-man bobsleigh on Sunday. Jackson, who trains at the University of Bath, last competed at the top level at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics (pictured) and missed the whole of last season with a long-standing Achilles injury. He won silver on European Cup duty in Winterberg last...

Samantha Murray is all smiles after qualifying for the European Championships final

Plenty for home fans to cheer as Pentathlon GB women reach European Championships final

21 August 2015

Fellow athletes, family, friends and University of Bath staff turned out in force to cheer a full complement of Pentathlon GB athletes into the women’s final of the Modern Pentathlon European Championships. Graduates Samantha Murray, Kate French and Freyja Prentice all successfully came through their qualifying rounds on Friday, as did newly-crowned World Junior Champion Francesca Summers. They were roared on all the way by another good crowd at the Sports Training Village and can...

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