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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...

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2015 – another unforgettable year of sport at the University of Bath

26 December 2015

Welcoming the Wallabies, hosting Europe’s finest all-round athletes and celebrating success on the domestic and international stage – 2015 has been another sporting year to savour at the University of Bath. And 2016 promises to be another terrific 12 months, with the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games taking place during the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations. The Road to Rio passed through the Sports Training Village (STV) in August 2015 as the Modern Pentathlon European...

Lizzy Yarnold, Piers Gilliver and Team Bath Netball among winners at Bath Chronicle Sports Awards

12 November 2015

Skeleton World Champion Lizzy Yarnold and Piers Gilliver, the world’s number one wheelchair fencer, were among the University of Bath-based athletes honoured at the 2015 Bath Chronicle Sports Award. The winners collected their prizes during a ceremony hosted by television broadcaster John Inverdale at Bath Racecourse, with Team Bath Netball U16s receiving the Junior Team of the Year award after reaching the national finals for the first time in a decade. Yarnold retained the Professional...

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....

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Lizzy Yarnold, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, Helen Glover and Heather Stanning on Sportswomen of the Year shortlists

05 October 2015

Skeleton World Champion Lizzy Yarnold has been named on the final shortlist for the prestigious main honour at the 2015 Sunday Times and Sky Sports Sportswomen of the Year Awards. Swimmer Siobhan-Marie O’Connor – who, like Yarnold, trains at the University of Bath – is in contention for the Young Sportswoman of the Year prize. And World, Olympic and European women's pair rowing champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning - both of whom started their...

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University of Bath-based athletes dominate Bath Chronicle Sports Awards shortlist

24 September 2015

A host of sportspeople with University of Bath links have been shortlisted for the 2015 Bath Chronicle Sports Awards. All three candidates in both the Professional and Disabled Sports Performer of the Year categories train or trained at the Sports Training Village. Swimmer Jay Lelliott, a Sports Performance student at the University, is in the running for the main Sports Personality of the Year prize and Team Bath Tennis is a contender for Community Club...

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...

BAC members, including Anna Watkins and Karen Pickering (second and third from left), tried their hands at bobsleigh with athletes from the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association. PICTURE: Paul Gregory

Olympic champions among elite sportspeople at Sports Training Village for BAC Athletes Day

09 September 2015

A host of Olympic, Paralympic and world-class sports people gathered at the University of Bath on Wednesday to take part in the British Athletes Commission’s first Athletes Day. Up-and-coming stars across a wide range of sports – from football to fencing, swimming to sailing, dressage to diving – also attended the event which focused on dealing with sponsors, agents and the media. The day was run by Anna Watkins, the rower who famously won double...

(Back, from left) Eleanor Furneaux, Marcus Wyatt, Tim Hull, Brogan Crowley, (front) Madelaine Smith, Chris Gray, Craig Thompson and Kim Murray are in the new Talent Squad

Meet the next generation of British Skeleton stars aiming to emulate Amy Williams and Lizzy Yarnold

30 April 2015

Eight sliders with dreams of emulating Olympic champions Amy Williams and Lizzy Yarnold have been named in British Skeleton’s new talent squad. University of Bath student Madelaine Smith and Sport & Exercise Science graduate Kim Murray are among the elite group who successfully came through a Power2Podium talent search which attracted more than 1,000 applicants. Also in the squad – who have recently returned from their first six weeks of ice training in Norway, Austria...

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Fantastic four named as latest Athletes of the Month

24 April 2015

Modern pentathlete Jamie Cooke, athlete Kirsten McAslan, aerial skier Lloyd Wallace and skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold 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. Cooke and McAslan won the February awards after enjoying success at home and abroad. A gold medal at the Sarasota World Cup...

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