News Archive, Tag: Fencing

Tom Edwards (left) and Chris Hay (right) won epee silver and bronze respectively at the 2016 British Fencing Championships

Silver and bronze for University of Bath fencers at British Championships

22 April 2016

University of Bath-based fencers Tom Edwards and Chris Hay both finished on the podium at the British Fencing Championships in London Docklands. Only a narrow 15-14 defeat for Biology graduate Hay to Calum Johnston in the semi-finals prevented an all-Bath epee final. Edinburgh’s Johnston went on to edge out defending champion Edwards 13-12 to take gold, with Hay sharing the bronze medal with Aberdeen City’s Neill Tannock. Sports & Exercise Science Masters student Edwards was...

Bath Sword Club's Ben Bates on the attack during his successful U23 British Championships, March 2016

Young fencer wins national title as Bath Sword Club take on the best of British

10 March 2016

Fencers who train with Bath Sword Club at the University of Bath are celebrating a weekend of British Championships success and national call-ups. Seventeen-year-old Ben Bates led the way as he won foil gold at the U23 Championships, an age group in which he still has another five years. He got off to a rocky start in the first round, losing two of his preliminary fights, but rallied and progressed smoothly through the tournament to...

Fencer Noah Rogerson on the attack at the 2015 Boston Grand Prix, staged at Harvard University

BLOG: Harvard University test as sporting scholar Noah Rogerson takes on world’s best sabre fencers

25 February 2016

University of Bath sporting scholar Noah Rogerson gained valuable international fencing experience when he represented Great Britain at the prestigious Boston Grand Prix in the United States. More than 300 elite sabre fencers – including two Olympic champions and five World Championship gold-medallists – took part in the event at the historic Harvard University, one of the last competitions in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualifying calendar. Rogerson, a Mathematics student who is supported by...

An emotional Alex Lane celebrates after reaching the English National Badminton Championships men's singles final, February 2016

University of Bath student-athletes looking to show Sheffield steel at 2016 BUCS Nationals

18 February 2016

This weekend will see around 100 student athletes from the University of Bath head north to Sheffield to compete in the 2015-16 BUCS Nationals, writes Jamie Betts. Now in its fourth year, the three-day competition will see more than 6,000 students from universities and colleges across Britain compete for honours in ten different sports. This year’s sports are athletics, badminton, boxing, climbing, fencing, judo, karate, rifle shooting, swimming and trampolining, with the University of Bath...

World medallists and international athletes among sporting scholars for 2015-16

02 November 2015

Talented student athletes from an array of different sports have been awarded University of Bath sporting scholarships. Among the 2015 scholars are medallists at British and World Championships, an England Hockey Cup winner and a rugby player who competed in this year’s Six Nations. University of Bath students with the potential to succeed both academically and in their chosen sport can apply for the scholarships, which are awarded each year. They are supported by alumni and...

Chris Hay and Tom Edwards

Sporting scholars earn GB call for fencing Olympic qualifier in Switzerland

24 September 2015

University of Bath students Tom Edwards and Chris Hay have been selected by British Fencing for an Olympic qualifying competition in Switzerland next month. The 52nd Tissot Grand Prix of Bern – a World Cup event – will feature a world-class field as the Rio 2016 Games draw ever closer. Biology student Hay (left in the picture) will be making his second senior international appearance, having represented Britain at the Challenge RFF-Trophée Monal in Paris in...

Piers Gilliver

Piers Gilliver wins epee silver at Wheelchair Fencing World Championships

21 September 2015

Piers Gilliver continued his medal-laden year by winning silver at the 2015 Wheelchair Fencing World Championships in Eger, Hungary. And it was mighty close to gold for Gilliver, who began training full-time at the University of Bath this year, as he was edged out 15-14 by China’s Gang Sun in a thrilling A Category men’s epee final. Sun took the sole automatic qualifying place available for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games but Gilliver is well...

Piers Gilliver

Golden start to life at University of Bath for wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver

27 May 2015

Wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver has seen his new training programme at the University of Bath pay immediate dividends as he won another epee gold medal at the World Cup in Pisa, Italy. It was a fourth success in five tournaments for the 20-year-old, who is ranked number one in the world in the qualifying standings for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. “I am really thrilled – there is nothing like the feeling of winning gold,”...

Looking to combine study and sport? Applications being taken for 2015/16 Dual Career programme

20 May 2015

Combining study and high-performance sport can be a challenge – and one that becomes even tougher if you are an unfunded athlete. But the University of Bath Dual Career programme is helping to take the stress out of pursuing both sporting and academic excellence. And it is clearly having a positive impact, with current student athletes enjoying national and international success across a host of sports during 2014/15 including badminton, skiing, sailing, tennis and fencing....

Chris Hay

Paris pistes await as fencer Chris Hay gets first Great Britain World Cup call

28 April 2015

University of Bath fencer Chris Hay will make his senior World Cup debut for Great Britain in Paris this weekend. The Biology student, who helped Bath Sword Club win team bronze at the Beazley British Championships last week, will compete in the epee discipline at the Challenge RFF-Trophée Monal. “I’m looking forward to it,” said Hay, who receives a Santander Sports Scholarship and is supported by the university’s Dual Career programme. “It will be a...

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