GB take third gold of World Junior Champs

21 November 2011

Freyja Prentice and Lydia Rosling ended the Modern Pentathlon World Junior Championships on a high note by winning Great Britain’s third gold and fourth medal of the campaign.

The pair collected gold in the women’s relay on the final day of the championships in Argentina today (Monday).

It means the Great Britain team – which trains at the Pentathlon GB High Performance Centre at the University of Bath – won golds on each of the three days of finals at the championships and took three of the seven golds up for grabs.

Prentice and Rosling were joined by Kate French in winning the women’s team gold on Saturday, when Prentice also won the individual bronze medal.

And Jamie Cooke won individual gold in yesterday’s (Sunday) men’s final in Buenos Aires.

Prentice and Rosling were in fifth place after the ride in today’s women’s relay, but managed to beat the German team of Janine Kohlmann and Annika Schleu into second place to add athird gold to the GB team’s already impressive haul.

“I’m very happy that we could end the championships like this,” said Prentice, a University of Bath Biology student. “We were always near the top but never quite in front today and that took the pressure off us. We kept our heads down and it paid off.

“Jamie’s gold made the competition. It was amazing to get an individual gold,” she added. “We couldn’t have asked for a better championships – it’s been amazing.”

The British pairing of Kate French and James Myatt came fourth in the mixed relay with Jamie Cooke and Steven Mason finishing ninth in the men’s relay.

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