News Archive, Tag: skeleton

Bobsleigh at the Sports Training Village

Hat-trick of golds for aspiring bobsleigh and skeleton Youth Olympians

05 December 2015

The Great Britain Bobsleigh and Skeleton teams enjoyed a fantastic Friday as they helped themselves to a hat-trick of gold medals at the latest round of qualifying for February's Youth Olympics. Kelsea Purchall took top spot in the women's mono-bob and George Johnston followed suit in the men's field, while Ashleigh Pittaway led the way in the women's skeleton in Igls, Austria. It was a second success in three races for World number one Purchall after...

Donna Creighton, ice coach Eric Bernotas and Laura Deas, who won gold in the opening skeleton World Cup race of 2015-16

Laura Deas wins gold and bobsleigh men add silver during great weekend for BBSA athletes

30 November 2015

A brilliant gold medal for slider Laura Deas and silver in the four-man bob made for a stunning start to the season for the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association athletes based at the University of Bath. Deas produced a sensational performance in Altenberg, Germany on Friday to pip home slider Tina Hermann to gold in the first BMW IBSF World Cup skeleton race of the 2015-16 season. “It’s a dream start,” said Deas, who won...

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....

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....

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