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Rio 2016: Wheelchair fencers finalise Paralympics preparations at University of Bath

05 September 2016

Britain’s wheelchair fencers will fly out to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games today in peak condition after attending a final preparation camp at the University of Bath. Piers Gilliver and Dimitri Coutya, ranked number one and two in the world in their respective disciplines, were joined by last-minute call-up Gemma Collis for a five-day get-together at the Sports Training Village. As well as train in the fencing salle, the Paralympics GB trio also received advice...

Golden finish to pre-Rio competition for in-form wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver

18 July 2016

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver won another IWASF World Cup gold medal when he travelled to Poland for his final competitive outing before the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The 21-year-old, who finished the two-year Paralympic qualifying campaign ranked as the world’s number one epee fencer, was in fantastic form in Warsaw as he overcame a host of potential Rio medal rivals to take the title. After winning all six of his poule bouts...

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On top of the world and now off to Rio – Piers Gilliver’s ParalympicsGB place confirmed

05 July 2016

Piers Gilliver – the world’s number-one ranked wheelchair fencer – today became the latest University of Bath-based athlete to be selected for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The 21-year-old has enjoyed tremendous success during the past two years, winning nine medals in 12 international competitions – including three back-to-back World Cup titles – to comfortably finish top of the epee qualifying rankings. “I am so happy to be part of the ParalympicsGB team for Rio...

Piers Gilliver (left) won epee silver at the 2016 Wheelchair Fencing European Championships

Euro silver keeps Piers Gilliver on top of the world ahead of Rio 2016 Paralympics

20 May 2016

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver can begin preparing for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in earnest after finishing his qualification campaign ranked number one in the world. The 21-year-old won a silver medal at the IWAS European Championships in Torino, Italy on Thursday to confirm his status as the top epee fencer during the two-year qualification period. It was Gilliver’s ninth medal in 12 ranking competitions since September 2014 and his third podium...

Piers Gilliver (right) won epee bronze at the 2016 Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Laval, Canada

Another World Cup medal moves wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver closer to Rio 2016

04 May 2016

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver won his fifth World Cup medal of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games qualifying campaign after another impressive display in Canada. Epee bronze in Laval maintained the 21-year-old’s ranking as number one in the world and all but wrapped up qualification for Rio with just two tournaments – the European and American Championships – to go. Gilliver, who went into his latest competition as the top seed, won all...

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World Cup silver moves wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver closer to Rio 2016 Paralympic place

12 February 2016

Qualification for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games is within touching distance for University of Bath-based wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver after he won another IWAS World Cup medal in Hungary on Friday.  Silver in the epee competition in Eger was the 21-year-old’s sixth medal of the Paralympic qualification period and cements his status as number one in the world with just four tournaments remaining before Rio. The top four fencers on May 31 will earn Paralympic...

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International Paralympic Committee name wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver as potential star of Rio 2016

06 January 2016

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has named University of Bath-based wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver among its ‘Ones to Watch’ athletes ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Gilliver is currently ranked as the number one epee fencer in the world after an excellent 2015 that saw him win two World Cup gold medals, two Grand Prix titles and silver at the IWAS World Championships. The 21-year-old is one of six wheelchair fencers picked out by...

Piers Gilliver won bronze at the Sharjah World Cup in December 2015

Sharjah World Cup medal keeps wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver on course for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

21 December 2015

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver moved closer to Rio 2016 Paralympic Games qualification by winning epee bronze at the Sharjah World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. The 21-year-old’s latest international medal success – his fifth during the Rio qualification period – ensured he remains top of the ranking list going into 2016. Gilliver, whose lead coach is Baldip Sahota, won five of his six poule bouts in Sharjah to go into the...

Wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver (right) at the Sports Training Village

Wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver ends 2015 on top of the world

27 October 2015

Piers Gilliver will end 2015 ranked as the number one epee wheelchair fencer in the world after a fifth-placed finish at the IWAS World Cup in Paris. Gilliver, who trains at the University of Bath, finished 22 ranking points clear of his nearest rival, Poland’s Dariusz Pender, after a calendar year that saw him win World Cup gold in Eger, Hungary and Pisa, Italy plus the Grand Prix titles in Warsaw and Hong Kong. He...

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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...

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