Sport: Modern Pentathlon
Date arrived at Team Bath: September 2013
University of Bath course of study: Mathematics
Joe, an ambassador for M.J. Church, combines studying for a Mathematics degree at the University of Bath with training at the Pentathlon GB High Performance Centre at the University. He was the recipient of the 2013/14 Ivor Powell Sports Scholarship.
Joe’s remarkable journey to his debut Olympic Games aged just 20 took off where his qualification left off and after the first round – fencing – he was well positioned in 10th place.
An impressive swim and ride moved him even further ahead in the field to a brilliant second place with just the combined run/shoot to follow.
An excellent first shoot was unfortunately followed by difficult subsequent pressure shooting and the world’s best modern pentathletes showed their class with excellent running.
Joe eventually finished in 10th place, a remarkable result for a modern pentathlete star just making his name in the sport.
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