News Archive, Tag: skeleton

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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...

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...

BBSA’s Dominic Parsons up to sixth in world rankings after strong performance in Park City

19 January 2016

University of Bath graduate Dominic Parsons finished seventh for the third time this term as he led the way for Great Britain in Saturday’s World Cup skeleton action in Park City. Parsons, who trains at the Sports Training Village, produced a fine second run to move up from ninth after Heat 1 in heavy snow and strong winds in Utah. Britain’s No.1 male slider now sits sixth in the world rankings with three World Cup...

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

Another Skeleton World Cup medal for Laura Deas as GB bobsleigh men go mighty close to podium

11 January 2016

University of Bath-based slider Laura Deas won another medal and the GB four-man bob missed out by just four-hundredths of a second during a highly-encouraging start to 2016 for the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA). Five medals were also won by Britain’s young bobsleigh athletes in St Moritz, including a clean sweep of podium places in the women’s race, as GB continued their dominance of the Winter Youth Olympic qualifying competition. Deas, who won...

Gemma Gibbons and Laura Deas have been shortlisted for the Sky Sports News Sportswoman of the Month award for December 2015

Vote Laura Deas and Gemma Gibbons for Sky Sportswoman of the Month

06 January 2016

University of Bath-based skeleton gold-medallist Laura Deas and graduate Gemma Gibbons are both on the shortlist for Sky Sports News Sportswoman of the Month for December 2015. Deas, who trains with the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association at the Sports Training Village, ended the year ranked third in the women’s BMW ISBF World Cup standings. She recorded top-ten finishes in both Winterberg and Konigssee during December, having won her maiden World Cup title in Altenberg...

Kate French almost went clear in the ride during the European Championships women's final

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...

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...

Another encouraging weekend of World and European Cup action for British Bobsleigh & Skeleton athletes

07 December 2015

British Skeleton ace Laura Deas backed up her maiden BMW ISBF World Cup win with a fourth-placed finish in Winterberg on Friday. University of Bath student Dom Parsons, pictured, was seventh in the men's event and there were some strong finishes on the bobsleigh circuits during another encouraging weekend for British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association athletes. Deas, fresh from topping the podium in Altenberg in the opening race of the season, was again in the mix in...

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