World Cup debuts for students Eilidh Prise and Georgia Pipes as modern pentathletes head to Cairo
University of Bath students Eilidh Prise and Georgia Pipes will make their senior Modern Pentathlon World Cup debuts in Cairo, Egypt this week.
A youthful squad has been announced by Pentathlon GB for the first major competition of the Rio 2016 Olympic season.
Prise, a Bill Whiteley Sports Scholar and Dual Career athlete, studies Mathematics while Pipes is a Sociology student.
Both won medals at last year’s Junior World Championships, as did individual champion Francesca Summers. She is also in the squad for Cairo along with Joanna Muir, who has recovered from an ankle injury.
Four students are named in the men’s team – Sam Curry, Joe Evans, Tom Toolis and Luke Tasker.
World Cup 1 gets under way on Wednesday with the women’s qualifiers, followed by the men’s heats on Thursday. The finals are on Friday and Saturday respectively before the competition concludes on Sunday with the mixed relay.
The full Pentathlon GB press release can be read here.
Eilidh Prise and Francesca Summers are pictured after winning women’s relay gold at last year’s World Junior Championships in Mexico