Mhairi Spence and Nick Woodbridge added to Modern Pentathlon World Championship squad

26 June 2015

Mhairi Spence and Nick Woodbridge have been added to the Pentathlon GB squad for next week’s World Championships in Berlin, Germany.

The call-up means University of Bath graduate Spence, who replaces the injured Freyja Prentice, has the chance to replicate her world-title triumph of 2012.

Reigning World Champion Samantha Murray will also be looking to join the elite group of modern pentathletes who have won multiple global titles.

Kate French and Francesca Summers complete the women’s squad, while double Olympian Woodbridge joins Jamie Cooke, Tom Toolis and Joe Choong in the men’s squad after replacing Joe Evans.

University of Bath Mathematics student Eilidh Prise – who is supported by a Bill Whiteley Scholarship and the Dual Career programme – will partner Murray in the women’s relay.

British Champion James Myatt and Sam Curry, a Politics & International Relations student, will compete in the men’s relay and the mixed relay team will be selected following the individual finals.

The World Championships start on Monday and will conclude on Sunday, July 5.

Focus will then to the European Championships, which are being staged at the University of Bath from August 18-23.

Qualification places will be available for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and all of the action – including the show-jumping – will be taking place at the £30million Sports Training Village.

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