News Archive, Tag: World Championships

Jamie Cooke of Pentathlon GB, May 2016

Pentathlon GB take the positives as Jamie Cooke claims top-ten finish at World Champs

29 May 2016

Pentathlon GB Performance Director Jan Bartu believes his athletes will have “learnt a lot” from their experiences at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Moscow this week. Jamie Cooke’s ninth-placed finish in the men’s final on Saturday brought to a close a competition that had started brightly with silver in the women’s relay but then proved tricky, with only three of the eight British athletes reaching the individual finals. But with the Rio 2016 Olympic...

Kate French and Samantha Murray of Pentathlon GB, May 2016

Tough day for pentathletes Samantha Murray and Kate French in World Championships final

28 May 2016

Pentathlon GB’s Samantha Murray and Kate French endured a frustrating day at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Moscow as they finished 16th and 24th respectively in the women’s individual final. Both University of Bath-based athletes had been well placed during periods of the day, with 2014 World Champion Murray fourth going into the final event – the combined run/shoot. However, despite some strong running, she lost ground to her rivals at the shooting range...

(From left) Samantha Murray, Joanna Muir, Kate French and Freyja Prentice on the athletics track

Duo progress to World Championships final but there is frustration for Freyja and Joanna

26 May 2016

Pentathlon GB’s Samantha Murray and Kate French will both contest the women’s individual final at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Moscow, Russia on Friday. However, there was disappointment and frustration for Freyja Prentice as she missed out on a place in the final to put her hopes of qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in doubt. Joanna Muir – a women’s relay silver-medallist with Murray at the start of the week – also...

Joe Evans and Tom Toolis of Pentathlon GB, May 2016

Top-ten finish for pentathletes Joe Evans and Tom Toolis at World Championships

25 May 2016

Joe Evans and University of Bath student Tom Toolis earned a top-ten finish for Pentathlon GB in the men’s relay on day two of the UIPM World Championships in Moscow, Russia. A scintillating time of 1:49.62 in the 200m freestyle swim gave the Brits an early lead but they dropped to sixth after 14 wins and 18 defeats in the fencing salle. The ride was described by Pentathlon GB Performance Director Jan Bartu as “carnage”...

Women's relay silver medallists Joanna Muir and Samantha Murray with head coach Istvan Nemeth

Relay silver gets Pentathlon GB up and running at crucial World Championships

23 May 2016

Samantha Murray and Joanna Muir gave Pentathlon GB an encouraging start to this week’s World Championships in Moscow, Russia as they won silver in the women’s relay competition. The British duo sat in the top three throughout and managed to overhaul a 32-second deficit going into the combined run-shoot to beat the host nation to second place behind a strong Germany combination featuring reigning individual World Champion Lena Schoneborn. Pentathlon GB Performance Director Jan Bartu...

(From left) Joe Choong, Samantha Murray, Sam Curry, Freyja Prentice, Joe Evans, Joanna Muir, Jamie Cooke, Kate French and Tom Toolis have been selected for the 2016 Modern Pentathlon World Championships

Final chance to set Olympic standard as pentathletes head to World Championships

19 May 2016

Pentathlon GB has selected nine University of Bath-based athletes, including two current students and six graduates, for next week’s World Championships – the last qualifying event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Samantha Murray, World Champion in 2014 and bronze-medallist in 2012, is named in the women’s team along with Kate French, Joanna Muir and Freyja Prentice. Jamie Cooke, fresh from winning a historic World Cup Final gold medal, is in the men’s team along...

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...

The BBSA tweeted this picture of Bruce Tasker, Performance Director Gary Anderson and Joel Fearon after a fourth-placed finish at the 2016 World Championships

Bruce Tasker and Joel Fearon ‘over the moon’ after Britain’s best bobsleigh result for 50 years

16 February 2016

The University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association is celebrating its best two-man bobsleigh result on the global stage for 50 years. Bruce Tasker and Joel Fearon finished fourth at the World Championships in Igls, Austria on Sunday, just two-tenths of a second outside the medal places. The result was all the more impressive as it was Tasker’s first appearance at a World Championships as a pilot – he still competes as a brakeman...

Sonny Webster in action at the 2015 IWF World Weight Lifting Championships. MUST CREDIT: British Weight Lifting

Hat-trick of personal bests for weightlifter Sonny Webster at World Championships

01 December 2015

University of Bath student Sonny Webster concluded an excellent year of competition by recording three personal bests at the IWF World Weightlifting Championships in the United States. The 21-year-old, who studies Sports Performance, competed in the men’s 94k C group in Houston and started in confident fashion by achieving a best-ever snatch lift of 151kg. He then set a new PB of 188kg with his third and final lift in the clean and jerk to...

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...

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