Pentathletes return to competitive action at STV as University of Bath stages ranking event

18 December 2015

Competitive modern pentathlon returns to the University of Bath for the first time since this summer’s hugely-successful European Championships when Pentathlon GB stage their first ranking event of the Rio 2016 Olympic season on Saturday.

Former World Champion Samantha Murray will be among the big names in action at the Sports Training Village as pentathletes look to secure their place in the British squad ahead of a massive year.

A busy day starts with the 200m swim in the London 2012 Legacy Pool at 9.20am, followed by fencing in the STV salle at 10.50am.

The horse riding will take place away from the campus at 2pm before athletes return for the combined run/shoot at 5pm and 5.50pm.

This is the first of two ranking competitions being staged at the Sports Training Village, Pentathlon GB’s long-term training base, with the second taking place on January 9.

A crucial international season gets under way with the first UIPM World Cup in Cairo, Egypt from February 24-28, building towards the Rio Games from August 18-20.

Three Pentathlon GB athletes have qualified an Olympic quota place for this summer – French & Politics graduate Murray, Sports Performance graduate Kate French and Mathematical Sciences student Joe Choong.

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